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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Nordisk Ølhandel, Cph. Pours murky red with a fine, small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has red currants, mild piney, some astringency, bog myrtle. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite light mouthfeel. Flavour has no fruity notes, more like branches and oak. Dry and bitter, light caramel, bog myrtle, earthy. Some more fruitiness would have been nice. Otherwise a fine example of the style. I

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle and served in my Unibroue tulip: Pours a muddy reddish brown with an initial huge infected head. The aroma has notes of rye bread, caramel, biscuity malts, twangy fruit, and some dirty yeast esters. The smell is actually pretty inviting but alas the taste left more to be desired. Interesting fruity component that is neither acidic, tart nor sweet... sort of just there if you know what I mean. Additionally I believe some infection got into this beer and ate some of the remaining sweetness and body. There is a light medicinal note that is out of place. The mouth feel is actually not all the sprite considering the carbonation of the initial pour. The finish is rye dry and chalky. I would have liked to try this brew when it was fresher for I think what I have in this bottle is not what was intended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle. Poured a murky reddish brown colour with a fading off white head. Nose of earthy fruit and malts. Flavour was similar with a little sourness and notes of yeast and spices. The fruit lingered on into the finish. Quite unique really. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at Theis & Mette. Hazy dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity aroma of caramel, spices, herbs and berries. Sweet and fruity flavour of spices and berries. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle at home - Tasting. Cloudy amber/brown - offwhite head. Spicy, peppery, fruity, red berries, fruity bitterness, cocoa, soapy, dryness, spicy notes,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
Det er en ale brygget med noen håndfuller krekling, det lille svarte bæret som vokser på norske vidder. Kreklingen gav en dyp rød farge til brygget, og en friskhet som balanserte godt alkoholen (7%) og en litt forsiktig bitterhet. Skikkelig forfriskende og tørsteslukkende.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - NOV 15, 2012
Tasted on tap @Grove Inn, on 03/11/2012. Pours of muddy brownish/velvety color, with a gorgeous caramely white head. Aroma is so beautifull, very intense, having loads of lovely berry tartness mixed with biscuits - that distinct crownberry character. Taste just beats you up with its complexity, mildly sour upfront, then going into the berries' world, following by a sweet, malty theme. Recommended+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours reddish amber with a nice beige head and a fruity malt aroma. There is a musty smoked malt flavor with a tart berry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear reddish color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light sweet berries with light tart notes is quite interesting. Taste is also a good balanced mix between some tart notes mix in with lightly sweet berries notes. Acidity level is quite low and taste is only lightly tart and not sour. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not necessarily something I would drink on a regular basis but very interesting nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mbroom (3) - - SEP 24, 2012 does not count
50cL bottle Aus imported. Gassy with off white head that dissipates quickly. Beautiful rose water colour in glass. Lovely aroma of cherry and cranberry with stalky/earthy notes in the background. Palate is light and fresh with red berry/stalky flavours and a light malty finish. Still has plenty of that Haand Bryggeriet house style. Nice beer that is beautifully refreshing on a spring day.

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