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HaandBryggeriet Kreklingøl (-2012)

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Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9780) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2011
from erzbierschof - cloudy reddish-brown beer with a little beige foam left; aroma of brown sugar, berries and hints of vinegar; full-bodied and highly carbonated; quite dry and with some acidic tones; long aftertaste of berries and other red fruits

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2011
500mL bottle. Pours hazy red with a small but persistent off-white head. The aroma is sweaty, tart and a little fruity. Not a lot going on in the flavour, a little malt and fruit, very slightly woody, low sweetness, ending with citrus peel. Light bodied, lively carbonation, quite a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3066) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle 0,5lt: Hazy amber coloured brew with an negligible sour taste, this brew have an good berries taste. Berries from the Artic area they use, like this Norwegian beer.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maneliquor (3263) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A nice red pour with a small off white head. Aroma is slight cherries and sourness followed by lemon zest and wood. Not half bad on the nose, unfortunately not followed through in the taste. Rough and sour. Lots of sharp tang which it finishes with. Not my kind of thing

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3703) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2011
500ml bottle. Red in colour with a soft light red tinged head and cherry pie aromas. Intese cherry like flavour and light in the mouth with a well balanced aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby brown, with a large, foaming pink-tinged white head, which lasts very well. The nose shows berry notes, with a touch of grainy malt. An initial sweet, fruity taste is soon swamped by a combination of mild leafy hops and a sour, fruity flavour which I assume to be crowberry. This mixes delightfully with burnt caramel malt to create an unusual sweet-sour mix in the body. The sour crowberry flavour lingers well into a long finish, complemented by a touch of rye bread at the end. This certainly is another unusual beer from Haandbryggeriet, yet it works wonderfully, and is an extremely refreshing drink. I would make it a regular summer tipple, were it not so hard to get.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle, bottled 15.04.10. Pours a reddish amber, with a light head. Quite sweet aroma, with notes of berries and oak barrels. Lively carbonation, and a full body. Flavour is sharp citrus, and an oaky malt. A somewhat disappointing finish of fruits, with a light sourness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle at oslo Spiseforretning. Pours ruby red with a medium head. Fruity brettanomyces aroma. Sweet fruity flavours that ends on a dry, leathery note. Well-balanced.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2011
Frothy head light pink colour light crimson pour medium carbonation aroma woody fruit lemon berry aroma bit harsh flavour has a sour harsh taste if this is crowberry poor crows very sour tasting rough no thanks finish not my style a bit too sour and wild drinkable but also throwable

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2099) - NORWAY - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle. Deep red hazy, big tanned head. Smells of berries, tropical fruits, raisins and malts. Taste is medium malty and when you expect sweetness you get acids instead. Nice. Very refreshing. The acids is balanced with som later ariving sweetness. Combined with perfect carbonation the mouth feel also is good. Finish has smoke tendencies and some hop bitterness. Very nice beer


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