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HaandBryggeriet Krekling (2013-)

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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Haand Special Berry Collection Vol. 2. Ale brewed with crowberries.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Bouteille sample 50cl @ Il Pretesto, Bologna. BB 02/12-2015. Batch# 691. Cuivrée tirant sur le rougeâtre, col blanc cassé. Arôme est fruité de baies et de plante rappelant un peu le framboise. Palais est fruité assez léger sur un malt plutôt pâle, le tout offrant une belle rondeur de bouche gardant une petit note sucrée et de fruit rouge. Pointe surette perce en retrait.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark red. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (basement, mold), with notes of cranberry, sour cherry, pickle juice / vinegar. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Musty and slightly vinegary and otherwise unremarkable. Generic berry character and not much distinction in any way. I generally like Haand a lot, but their sour ales are often pretty crude and simple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Pinkish hue. Very fruity aroma but a far mellower than expected flavor. A little sweet with a touch of tart, but not really sour as expected. Light and easy to drink, nice soft feel...but for $9 definitely a one-timer."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiammanghilla (645) - Genova, ITALY - AUG 26, 2014
Bottiglia 50 cl, comprata da Giangaspero e bevuta a casa. Rossa con schiuma fine. Corpo medio, carbonazione abbastanza fine. Amara e molto ciliegiosa. Non male

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Flaske 500ml fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Batch 691. Mørk amber. Uklar. Lavt skum. Svakt fruktig aroma - men overraskende svak. Smaken er mye bær & trær. Siden etiketten sier det må det jo være krekling - men ikke lett å fastslå. Bra - men litt kjedelig.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
demmbonz (589) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Shared bottle to snifters. Brownish pour with a red tint. Nice big white head with good retention. Odd earthy and fruity aroma. A bit thin and dominated by the flavor of the berries, which I’m not sure if I like.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3078) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Brown bottle, 50 cl, lot 552, brewed on 06.12.12, best before 06.12.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on June 17 2014; eye: reddish with a brownish hue, hazy, light effervescence, tiny sheet of pale pink head, light lacing; nose: fruity, small black berries, acidity, light acridness; mouth: small black fruits, acidity, acridness, light malt, finale in small black berries with presence of acridness, medium-light body, good carbonation, lightly sweet, slick texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 50 cl, 7,0 %, lot 552, brassée le 06.12.12, meilleure avant le 06.12.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 17 juin 2014; œil : rougeâtre avec une teinte brunâtre, voilée, légère effervescence, petite couverture de mousse rose pâle, légère dentelle; nez : fruitée, petits fruits noirs, acidité, légère aigreur; bouche : petits fruits noirs, acidité, aigreur, léger malt, finale en petits fruits noirs avec présence d’aigreur, corps moyen-léger, bonne carbonatation, légèrement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : correct

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy berry flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy berry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
Deep red color, light pink head. Sour berries and candy nose, hint of almonds. Red berries taste, dry, balanced sweet and sour. Medium body, average carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1391) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
Rødbrun tåkete med tynt offwhite skum. Lite lukt, litt søtlig. Syrlig bittersøt smak. Skarp bitter men kort ettersmak.


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