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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2285) - Coeur d’ Alene, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13475) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1853) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarsEngen (367) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3957) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Berry-tasting ale, strong yeast notes, alcoholic for the abv. It is a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On tap at Hot City Pizza Sourfest, brown/red, woody aroma, mildly sour, no sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (988) - 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.

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