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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2012
This is pretty darn tasty. A nice orange brown color with tasty head. The beer is fruity, kind of like a cherry but not as sweet. Also just a tad bit smoky. I like it.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stchloe (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Everything about this beer and brewery always. Delicious in ever aspect, and gorgeous red carmel pour with a effervescent head. Has a nice carmel body that is slightly bitter and becomes slightly sweet and bubbly. Points for using local and traditional ingredients of course.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2013
2011 btl. Murky medium red amber colour, off white medium head. Smells..crisp berries, some light kriek like sour berry, some light spice/pepper hints, a little malt too. Tastes.. A great balance between spice and fruit. I’ve never had crowberries, but the berry taste is fresh/crisp adds to a palatte cleansing mouthfeel. Quite spicey in a peppery sense, some malt too. I’d absolutely buy another one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - JAN 12, 2014
Eccoci al sabba delle bacche, microscopici gioielli che dall’estremo nord del globo piovono in questa birra davvero stupenda. Non ho idea di che cosa sappiano queste crowberry del Finnmark, ma le mie papille alpine riconoscono note di ribes e una leggera speziatura pungente, come di ginepro. Originale e molto buona, me la sono proprio goduta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4668) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya, aged 2-3 years shared at Ajen’s farewell party. 7.1% It pours a cloudy amber, crazy gusher. The nose is sour, fruity berries. Very smooth full bodied beer. Earthy, caramel, a bit musty, berry notes giving me blueberry vibes. Great beer. In the nose it is quite sour, but in the mouth it is incredibly smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7828) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle Kindle shared by MisoW. Red brown color with enormous off-white head. Gusher. Tart berries in aroma. Tart berries, yeast, notes of malt. Tasty.

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