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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2729) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1751) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
Wow! It’s red! The aroma is berries and fruit. Light sweet initial taste, some sourness and a light bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Different, but very nice.
[superficial speed rating based on an itsy bitsy teeny weeny 2-4 cl sample @ Øl og mat festival, Oslo. Rated by tfredvik with a cold.]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6121) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 24, 2011
light fruit aroma,golden, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 22, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Some berries present. MOderate bitetr flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Dakr berries nicely present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
Bottle at Nordic tasting. Amber and hazy. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Arroma is berry, acidic, sweet, faint notes of grain. Flavor is mostly acidic, light sweet too. Acidic texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
Bottle traded from fonefan. Huge creamy head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sour berries, rich caramel, toffee, malt and hops. Nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2011
Bottle thanks to Owen. Pours a reddish amber with small light tan coloured head. Tartish nose with some fruit sweet and a little grain coming through. Flavours are very retrained.Some sweetness from the fruit and a faint sourness. Slightly thin

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (4122) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
0.5l bottle. This is a grumzy unclear deep red beer with a fingersize off-white with a red-hued fluffy head. Nose is surprisingly sweet with grass, berries and yeast. Quite lively carbonated and a oily body. Tastes light berries-sour (cowberries) with sugar, and hints of wood. It all ends dry and somewhat sour. Not the best from Haandbryggeriet, but a nice experiment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2011
50cl, new exclusive Norwegian brew Anno 2010, with crowberries, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex fruit brew, slightly sour, not balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew, yet expensive

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
21st March 2011
Bottle from Bier Koning. Cloudy amber beer. Small pale tan head. Crisp dry palate. Slightly tart fruit tasting vaguely like a cross between cherry, tangerine and a splash of lemon. Nice! It’s backed by a very slightly smoky pale malt. Dry palate, a bit too much so. Would have really preferred an unsmoked pale malt base to let those ’rare’ crowberries shine through! :)

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