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Van Diest Früli Cranberry

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Van Diest Früli Cranberry
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Fruit Beer
Melle, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DanielBrown (3819) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
On tap at Rutland and Derby, Leicester. This is a historical rating BTW - hahaha. But true. This was like thick, tart fruit smoothie - nothing less. Hoorah full set of Frulis for me, as wife sits here furiously swigging the strawberry version. Melted ice lolly, yeah?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
2nd July 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Sweet honeyish beer, Fruity but not obviously cranberry. Nice.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2009
Bottle from Phil L at beermerchants.com, good work fella. The strawberry on tap is lovely, in bottles it’s poor. Not had this on tap but first impressions is it’s tastier than the bottled strawberry badger. Tastes a bit less chemical. Sweet and pleasant enough but needs more.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Bottle from Phil_l, via Beer Merchants. Thanks Phil! Pours sort of a milky pink, the dubious color of rouge old ladies wear when they are fading a little bit mentally and thinking they are 15 again. Seriously the most unclear beer I’ve ever poured out of a bottle. More milkshake than beer. Some pinkish head floats above the murk. Tinned fruit juice aroma, mostly cranberry but some dull orange and a dash of tomato. Flavor is initially a pleasant sharp fruitiness, but then transitions to a cheap sherry sweetness and old butter. Still kind of drinkable in an odd way, but very flawed.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
Bottle, 250ml. A densely cloudy pink colour with fruit pulp and almost no head. Aroma of slightly sour cranberry. A cranberry flavour with some yeast and wheat notes. A little sweetness and a sour finish. Quite drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2008
Rather strange hazy red coloured beer with very light carbonation and a small white head. Fruity, little sweet aroma with a medium palate. Finish is again fruity, cherry and cranberry with a sweeter/ little sour touched ending. Medium one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10297) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
Bottled from BEERmerchants, Kent. Muddy purple with no head. Not being a fruit beer lover I was ready to pan this, but no, its pretty reasonable. Initially sweet, but then a sourish cranberry, lambic type flavour. I was close to enjoying it, this cannot be right. Many thanks to Phil and the folks at BEERmerchants.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wim (2762) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2008
hazy red pink coloured body with a pink white head a sweet candy fruity aroma a sweet fruity taste with a sweet fruity finish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2234) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2008
Hazy pinkish coloured beer with small white head. Candy like aroma. Sweet palate. Finish is sweet candy like.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle. Pours a brownish pink body with a pinkish off-white, small head. Nice berry nose, but be quick, it’s volatile. Sweet, berryish, yeasty and slightly spiced flavor with heather-like notes and a touch of sourness. Medium body with a little astringency. Sourish finish with berries. Odd but good, and quite full of flavors. Maybe a beer I should try once more. (080112)


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