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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (3092) - - SEP 17, 2012
Unclear brown, off-white foam, a bit sour aroma with hints of wild berries. Hints of berries in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ffaoe (482) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2015
strong fruity aroma of berries similar to cherries. dark red color with fast fading head. malty and slight roasty flavor with a strong berry flavor on the backend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5966) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Aroma is yeast, berries and mild sweetness. The flavor is berries, musty/earthy notes, malts, mild sweetness and a dry/tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7999) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (3379) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Palme. Pours amber color, beige head. Aroma is sourish, red fruits, hints of honey. Taste is sourish, lightly bitter, fruity, caramel, bit yeasty. Quite overcarbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4771) - 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 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8572) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a fairly bright dark reddish color with a medium white head, some slow creeping. A fresh interesting nose of berries, some Flemish sour like notes. The flavor is more fresh earthy tones with big berries, pine, some sweet brown malts, caramel. I really enjoy this. The cowberries are unique and tasty. A bit like sweeter cranberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3275) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
500ml bottle, amber-red color, with a frothy big bubbly beige head, with a mild earthy wildberry, leathery, dusty, spicy nose, with some kind of light dried elderberry, juniper, currant fruity notes, and with some blueberry jam, blueberry muffin, toasted, faint caramel, pale malt accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, faint funky, earthy, musty red acidic berry, light toasted, caramel, pale, rye malty character, with a soft juniper, dried blueberry, elderberry, currant, crowberry fruity sweetness, spiced flavours, leading towards a yeasty, earthy mild sweet dired elderberry, juniper, crowberry, faint acidic wild red berry, lingering toasted, caramel maltiness finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Pours dark reddish copper with an off-white head. Smells like fruit juice, with blueberry and red berries. Slightly malty and yeasty. Taste is more berries, cranberry-ish, dried blueberry, dusty, yeasty, malty. Slightly tart bitterness that mirrors the cranberry note. Makes sense I guess, because crowberries are in the same family. Pretty light bodied. This was a pleasant fruit beer with something different to offer, but I was ultimately a little underwhelmed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2013
Disig gyllen rødlig farve med lyst skum. Lukt av søte bær. Smak av søte bær. Batch 552 Brygget 06.12.12. Vinmonopolet.

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