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HaandBryggeriet Kreklingøl (-2012)

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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 121   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (1858) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8094) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smaskifa (120) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (3790) - 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)!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (985) - 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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (4015) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2013
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Light malty sour flavor with a quick finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1620) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 21, 2013
500 ml bottle. Bottled 4/29/12; about 11 months old. Pours murky amber with a medium beige-red head with good retention. Aroma is funky, fruity, brown sugar, dusty; smells good, but it’s not all that forceful. Taste is a little bit sweet, a little tart and savory with a dry finish. A little watery. Mouthfeel is foamy, body medium. Not all that much flavor, really. Not bad. I thought it would be better, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Poured hazy reddish amber color with an average to large frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour berry aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour berry flavor with a medium sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable sour fruit beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Draft. Muddy brown pour, off-white head. Little retention/good lace. Aroma of cherry juice, prune, dark fruit. Taste is sweet, lightly tart, sour cherry, prunes. Palate is soft, slick, tart finish.


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