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HaandBryggeriet Krekling (2013-)

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


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Haand Special Berry Collection Vol. 2. Ale brewed with crowberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
0.5l bottle from #552. A really nice warm red body on this, a good cloudiness also and it had a medium sized big bubbled red/pink head that’s leaving some good lacing. On the nose there is a bit of some wild berries. It actually smells kinda wild in general this. Wild bushes, a little bit of something sour that has been in the basement soft a long time and the cowberries stand out in a soft mild way. It’s quite easy and gentle to drink also. Soft oily on the mouthfeel with a below average carbonation level. Soft fruity berry flavors with some hay, wheat, soft acidic grass and a light herbal almost peppery sour aftertaste. Not a massive flavor bomb, but an elegant round different creation that fits my palate quite fine right about now. 18.08.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2016
Pours a nice reddish orange color. Aroma is full of dark fruit, yeasty and malts. Big almost grape like flavor with hints of something chocolate like. A real good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1790) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear maroon, with a small creamy head. Aroma is quite tart with dark berries, lactic acid and balsamic vinegar. Flavour sour fruits, with apples and lactic acid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (516) - POLAND - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Teku glass. Deep red with small, light brown headAroma is very fresh with strong berry notes and pale malts in the background. Light to medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, slightly alcohol warming. Nice beer experiment, very refreshing and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (3179) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Meh. Aroma’s the best part with the crowberries, toffee, malt. Berry flavor clashes somewhat with the other flavor components. Body is a touch thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
Nebuloso color rosato con fragile schiuma bianca. Aroma e gusto aciduli e pungenti con note fruttate piuttosto piacevoli. Unica pecca il corpo: troppo acquosa e manca di quella controparte maltata che avrebbe sorretto meglio la frutta. Peccato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ivardo (43) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Converting" from old excel scoresheet. So there are no comments on this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
axl (577) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2015
500ml bottle, batch 691 brewed 02/12/13 and best before 02/12/15. Hazy brown with one finger airy tan head. Aroma is tart and sour/acidic with an interesting mixture of red berries, blueberries and olives which I would assume stems from the crowberries (though I’m not really sure what a crowberryy smells like) as well as some earthy and woody/oaky notes. The taste has a surprising sweetness to it while at the same time it is tart and acidic and has a dried berry characteristic to it as well as some figs and earthiness. The mouthfeel is medium and so is the carbonation, the acidity/sourness i smoderate-low.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5466) - 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.

   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.

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