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HaandBryggeriet Kreklingøl (-2012)

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

bottled
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1707) - 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 (10584) - 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 (1714) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarsEngen (358) - Sandvika, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2013
50 cl bottle from Eggedal Borgerstue. Enjoyed with some nice local elkroast. Pours murky red with a big creamy off-white head that stays there. Aroma is crowberries, some pine. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite easy to drink. Flavour of crowberries and oak. Dry and bitter, light caramel. A very good match for our dinner and we enjoyed both.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2013
Mörkbrun i färgen offwhite skum. Doftar och smakar funky, lite lingon, söta toner av svarta vinbär, lätt rökig ton.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at T&M’s. Pours a hazy light brown with a tiny, tanned head. Smells malty. Aromas of blue berries. Hints of residual sugars. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Berry-tasting ale, strong yeast notes, alcoholic for the abv. It is a decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (604) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On tap at Hot City Pizza Sourfest, brown/red, woody aroma, mildly sour, no sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (741) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle at Hop & Vine, Portland. Pours a bright red, aroma is a slight funk/tartness, apple and crowberries, very bright. Body is subtly lively without being too tart, if a bit doughy. Very, very easy drinking. Wasn’t honestly sure what to expect with this one, but was pleasantly surprised. Probably wouldn’t rush to drink it again, but an enjoyable detour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5192) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2013
500ml Bottle - Hazy brown/red in colour. Fruity aroma with cherries, crowberries and spicy malt. Fruity and tart taste with malt, crowberries and some raisins detected.


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