Haandbakk | HaandBryggeriet

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet
Norway
haandbryggeriet.net

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a recreation of a Norwegian style naturally soured ale, aged in oak wine barrels for 18 months for the authentic sour flavour. The first wild yeast-fermented beer brewed in Norway for over 100 years.

15 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
487
Reviews:
232
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.83%
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
58
For Trade:
3
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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really didn't know what to expect on this one, and was really surprised by how much I liked it. It reminded me a lot of an Avery barrel aged sour. Burnt rubber nose was not my fave, but the flavor burst with wine barrel and cherries.

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Photo of mush
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of allenson21
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ockthniel
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anastajia
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super sour. 5+++

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Note: Batch 687, Brewed 2013

A: Pours a hazy dark reddish brown in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and faint amber + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy foamy light tan head that reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of oak, white wine barrels, and vinegar with just a hint of spiciness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of vinegar with moderate flavors of white wine and oak. Light to moderate tartness/sourness with just a hint of funkiness. Light notes of spiciness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable, just enough complexity to keep the flavors/aromas interesting with a light amount of tartness/sourness.

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Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy very dark brown in color. It poured with a minimal head, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of oak and white wine barrels are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of oak, vinegar, and white wine barrels along with a light to moderate amount of sourness, but this becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up. Hints of berries and grapes are noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a pleasant beer to drink as it seems to have just enough sourness and tartness to make things interesting without impacting the drinkability.

Note: Batch 687, Brewed 2013

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwilbur
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500 mL bottle into snifter. Batch 687. Brewed: Nov. 20, 2013. Bottled: Jun. 15, 2015.
A: Pours a dark, ruddy brownish amber with just a faint skim of light tan head that quickly recedes. Faint hint of red with backlighting.
S: Juicy berry fruit, sour-sweet caramel, tart lemon, dark cherry, red wine, and oak. Nice complexity.
T: Tart berry fruit, sour (mouth-puckering), and hints of caramel and brown sugar. With warming, cherry, oak, and red wine notes emerge. For me, the tart and sour notes were a bit overpowering.
M: Light-medium body.
D: Started out promising (especially with the aroma), but didn't quite deliver on the promise. Still a solid beer, but not outstanding. I do like the wine and oak elements that are clearly present.

7/31/16: Giving this another go (same details and batch as above).
A: Pours a cola brown with minimal head. (3.5)
S: Sour, tart, red berries, oak, cherry, and lemon. (3.75)
T: Tart red berries, sour lemon, soft oak, and a hint of cinnamon. (3.5)
M: Sour, tart, and mildly sweet. Light-medium body. (3.25)
D: Definitely has lost a step with time. The sour and tart aspects have softened with time, but the rest of the beer has also degraded too. (3.5)

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Photo of smithj4
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dataylor21
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dka67
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blisscent
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of khmel
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JArt
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of huysmans
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CDCNAM
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Haandbakk from HaandBryggeriet
4.17 out of 5 based on 487 ratings.
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