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HaandBryggeriet Kreklingøl (-2012)

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Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Fruit Beer
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a collaborate brew with Erlann Eldorsen based on his recipe. Kreklingøl is made with crowbrerries, a very special berry that is picked in Finnmark, the part of Norway north of the Polar circle. The beer is very refreshing with a reddish hue from the berries.

Editor’s note: hey, crowberries are common in most of Norway and can even be found at Rejkjær Sande in Denmark.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Unclear medium to dark amber - red orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity - berry - sortbær = crowberries, light smoke - plastic - shoe polish. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110129]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Tart fruity nose with some phenols. Medium body, rather tart fruitiness, a little salt and smoke. Ends tart and dry. 290111

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours cloudy orange red with a small off white head. Nose is berries and yeast. Dry and bretty flavor with berries and caramel. Refreshingly tart fruity flavor. Ends dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10426) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle. Red golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is crowberries, malt, rye, yeast. Flavour is crowberries, malt, yeast, sourness, fruit. Medium body. nice beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (4549) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle. The beer had a nice, clear dark red color. White, medium head. Weak aroma of berries, fruits and some chemical notes. The taste was not too impressive but it was little better when the liquid got warmer. Berries, (maybe blueberries?), fruit, some chemical notes. A slight sourness, thin mouth feel. Medium carbonation and some notes of alcohol. Not the best one from Haandbryggeriet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Pours red with a nice small white head. The aroma is malty with some sweet toffee backed up by strong berries. The flavor is the same. It’s a tad watery with a mildly tart finish. A little herbal as well. A nice refreshing fruit beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3735) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle from Bierkoning. Red amber body with medium head. Nose of kriek, cherry, some whisky-like notes. Taste is bitter, tangy but not too much. Quite sour in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
[Thanks to yngwie] Pours dark red with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of crowberries (very similar to cranberries just not as sweet) and a little caramel. Taste is light sweet and medium sour. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SirLimpsalot (2105) - SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2011
Nose: Some berries but with a pricking chemical nose which is not very nice. Taste: Lemonade gone bad. Not much that tells me that this is a beer. Too much alcohol and kinda crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1392) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Draft, City Beer Store. Drinkable and refreshing with an interesting berry flavor and a sour twang. This is a nice beer and sits lightly for the abv, but it’s not really a standout for the brewery. The mouthfeel was a bit chalky, and the the berry note is somewhat muddled. There’s more caramel maltiness than I cared for. That said, the sour flavor is pleasantly mild, and the cloudberries are unfamiliar and tasty. Also, the beer has a nice funk note and some woody dryness.


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