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HaandBryggeriet Kreklingøl (-2012)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2013
Fin duft av krækebær. Tynt dekkende skum. fin rød brunlig farge. fin fruktig smak med en ubestemmelig ettersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stchloe (904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Everything about this beer and brewery always. Delicious in ever aspect, and gorgeous red carmel pour with a effervescent head. Has a nice carmel body that is slightly bitter and becomes slightly sweet and bubbly. Points for using local and traditional ingredients of course.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottled 4/29/12. Boring color and appearance. Smell of malt and faint blackberries. Doesn't really taste like anything initially, warms to reveal a bit of caramel malt and not much else. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (579) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2013
2011 btl. Murky medium red amber colour, off white medium head. Smells..crisp berries, some light kriek like sour berry, some light spice/pepper hints, a little malt too. Tastes.. A great balance between spice and fruit. I’ve never had crowberries, but the berry taste is fresh/crisp adds to a palatte cleansing mouthfeel. Quite spicey in a peppery sense, some malt too. I’d absolutely buy another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2782) - NORWAY - JUL 1, 2013
2011 edition bottle, shared may 17th 2013. Deep red body, tanned head. Aroma of tart berries, sweet malt, leather. Taste of berries, toffee, light citric, not sour. Good carbonation, lasting berry and caramel aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
I never had crowberries as far as I know, and was pleasantly surprised by its unique and spicy! taste. Slightly dark with a lasting head. Good drinkability. Balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 15, 2013
Bottle, at Haandverkerstuene. Aroma; Red fruits, sour notes, game and some reduced red wine.The taste is nice and fruity, you can feel the crowberries. The aftertaste is the most interesting because I get very clear game associations, specifically it reminds me of the smell of reindeer furs, combined with quite bitter and earthy crowberries. Alright beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
bottle shared with mathieuc! (appreciable gusher) pours milky copper, red hue, with a decent off-white, pinkish head, some retention. fresh wild dark berries, very spicy and peppery yeastiness, light acidity - wheat feeling, hint of sweetness, woodsy notes, dusty fruitiness. average carbonation, light body - almost oily, short grassy-herbal-spicy finish. nice offering (but please correct bottle conditioning)!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
Bottle shared by czar, thanks! Pours a murky red with a big white head (after it gushed and we lost close to a third of the bottle). Aroma is of red fruits, acid and a little spicy. Taste is a bit sour with not much hops felt. Flavors are once again of fruits, the wild kind, and some black pepper. There is a moderate amount of acidity that makes it really drinkable too. Another good one from Haandbrygerriet!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (6059) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2013

Appearance: Cloudy deep dark amber color with a small bubbly head that soon vanish.
Aroma: Light acidic and mild berry fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Mild sweet and a bit acidic fruity.
Overall impression: Enjoyable together with some food.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with OleR.

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