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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Unclear medium to dark amber - red orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity - berry - sortbær = crowberries, light smoke - plastic - shoe polish. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110129]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Tart fruity nose with some phenols. Medium body, rather tart fruitiness, a little salt and smoke. Ends tart and dry. 290111

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24512) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21897) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2010
Bottled, thanks Rune! Hazy copper colour, minimal head. Tart nose with some blueberry-like nots. Dry with some weastiness and lactic acid. Lightly caramelly malt together with slight alcohol warmth balances the berryish tartness. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19650) - , 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! :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
bottle at home ... deep red brown ...thin tan head ... deep toffee beligan yeasty... light banana nose ...sweet toffee fruits ... juicy malts ... rich fruits ... soft yeast ... heavy sweet ... light berry finish ... i like this...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (17722) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle. Hazy ruby color, large white head, almost a gusher but not quite. Aroma of dusty cherries and lemon. Tadte is cherry, raspberry, citrus. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15809) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle at Chriso tasting new year 2012/13. Big gusher. some brett but fruit is good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2011
On tap at Håndverkerstuene. A hazy, orange to dark golden beer with a big, creamy, beige head. Some berries-like sourish notes in the aroma, with caramel and hints of lemon blending in. Berries, a sourish touch and some caramel in the mouth, full bodied and nicely carbonated. Berries in the finish. The crowberries stand out in a really nice way in this tasteful beer, making it a pleasant beer to drink. 100820

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (15413) - 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.

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