Bierbrouwerij de Halve Maan
Brewed at Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Fruit Beer
Hulst, Netherlands
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsř, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015
250ml bottle shared by Per. Pink head, deep dark reddish body. Sweet berries and almond on the nose. Similar taste of almond and cherry. A little jam like. Okay as a sweet soft drink (Sommarřy 01.08.2015).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
19/VII/14 - 33cl bottle from ??? @ home - BB: n/a (2014-820)

Little hazy, deep ruby red beer, small irregular off-white to light pink had, unstable, dissipates quickly, bit adhesive. Aroma: cherry candy, sugary and sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: very sweet and sugary, cherry candy, syrupy, little bitter, citric acidity. Aftertaste: sugary, sweet, cherry candy, artificial flavour, little sourish, bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (3160) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Pale redish with red lacing foam head. Aroma and taste are what I ordered a cherry beer. There are times when these taste good. (Hulst 201405)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dutchbeerpages (1977) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
My bottle had a different label and is labeled as a 3,5% beer, not the 5 here. But according to the other ratings it is very similar. Very red and a almond biscotti aroma and flavor. Some sourness, but more sweetness. Almost, but not quite, too sweet. I do wonder if this is made with actual krieks or with syrup/juice. Came from a gift package of Halve Maan beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oliebol (40) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Not too sweet which is nice, looks murky with a small head. Smells like almond cookies. Little carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012

Bottle 250ml. @ Cafč Buitenlust, Spoordonkseweg 5, Oirschot, Netherlands 5688KB.

ABV: 3.5%. Clear dark deep red colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, pink head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy cherry, cheery sauce, cherry jam. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, cherry, cherry sauce, cherry jam, artificial Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120304]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leene (11) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2012
Small head, dissapears quite quickly. Cloudy red colour. Looks a bit like cherry juice. Smells like cherrysweets. Taste is sweet, with a little pinch of soureness. Tastes quite natural, compared to e.g. a more chemical Floris kriek, that I tasted next to this one. Label says that it contains only 3.5% ABV. A good kriek if you like the real sweet krieks like lindemans. Stay away from this if you’re looking for a sour "oude kriek"

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (5109) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
Colour is quite much what i like. Taste is very sour and artificial. I don’t think they used real cherries. Chemical was my only not, so it bothered me obviously.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (11360) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
The dark red color is the only thing a like about this beer. It’s way too sour but the worst thing is that it tastes chemical. Like they didn’t use real cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours a cloudy dark red, almost blood-like. Small pink head that sticks around for the, almost, entire drink. Smells like fresh cherry juice. A bit of a sour note to the nose. But mostly sweet cherries. Sweet cherry juice again. Very nice fresh fruit flavor. The slight sourness is there as well, but pretty much balanced out. No alcohol taste, which you would expect from this low an ABV. Like a carbonated cherry juice. Slight sweetness, and sourness left behind. But mostly sweet fruit is left over after each swallow. Not bad, but would get pretty old after a bit. A good breakfast beer with waffles.

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