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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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Haand Special Berry Collection Vol. 2. Ale brewed with crowberries.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3980) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
The sampler, brooklyn bottle: pours dark red with a whitish head. Aroma is berries, herbs, and dirt. Taste is sweet, fruity, earthy, and then with a hint of tartness at the end. Not bad but not great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kingmaker (5) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
Blume hält sich nicht lange und hat sehr große Blasen, was aber beim Sauerbier zu erwarten war. Farbe ist ein tolles Rotbraun und etwas trüb. Sieht toll aus im Glas. Frisch-fruchtiger Geruch nach Kirsche und ganz leichte Malznote. Viel, scharfe Kohlensäure im Mundgefühl, ganz leicht ölig. Frisch, bitterer Geschmack, wobei die Säure gut ausgewogen ist. Ein vollen Beerenaroma, auch im Nachgeschmack. Hier hält sich der Bitter eine gute Weile. Ein tolles Sauerbier mit nicht zu starkem Beerengeschmack, was sicherlich auch vielen Biergenießern schmecken wird, die noch keine Erfahrung mit Sauerbieren haben. Ein paar Extrapunkte für die Verwendung der Krähenbeere einer norwegischen Waldbeere.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scirtes (102) - POLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle, 2.12.2015. Dark red beer with thin pinkish head and nice lacing. Aromas of ripe fruits, some earthy notes are noticeable as well. Taste of fruits, sweets, low bitterness. Interesting one, although I’m not sure if I can feel crowberries in this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7712) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours a near clear red with visible carbonation but no head. Aroma has lots of red fruits with a hint of tartness and some earthy grains. Flavor has sweet grains with some light fruits and the slight tartness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
500ml bottle, batch 552, amber red color, with a light beige head. Earthy wildberry, faint acidic fruity nose, with some vanilla, tree bark, herb, raspberry jam, subtle musty berry accents, and a raspberry pie crust, wet oak barrel, tart cranberry, black cherry bitter almondy pit, subtle wheat sour mash note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, earthy wildberry, raspberry jam, apple sauce, faint herbal nordic plant, elderberry, wild blueberry, subtle leathery, acidic red berry character, with a light vanilla oak barrel, musty blackberry, tobacco, tea leaf, faint nutty cherry pit, light toasted, caramel malt flavour, leading towards a smooth mild earthy sour wildberry, spicy nordic herb, yeast fruitiness, lingering faint vanilla woodiness finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy pink, nose is fruity berries, light berry taste, fruity and light.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (689) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2015
How: bottle Appearance : dark red, medium head. Aroma : tart berries, wood, apples Palate : medium body, average carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3398) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2014
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Storo. Pours slightly hazy deep rusty with a somewhat pinkish head. Fruity and slightly yeasty aroma with notes of crowberries. Medium sweet with mild acidity and berry flavours. Pleasant and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7473) - 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 (6597) - 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.


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