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Krekling - HaandBryggeriet

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Krekling is a fruity and refreshing fruit ale made with lots of these small berries picked at Finnmarksvidda up in the very north of Norway. These berries used to eaten for their thirst quenching effect. The beer has a nice reddish hue.

Krekling is 7% alc, 28 ibu, 19 ebc.
Fermented with our special house yeast.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 08-27-2010)
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2.14/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Don't remember where I got this. Think Julio's unless I got this as an extra in a trade. Anyways....

A- Poured into my Duvel tulip a very, very nice strawberry rhubarb-esc hazy hue with a good three finger of super super light pink head that fades to leave thick lacing and a dense, dense blanket. Looks just perfect.

S - Aroma is an epic let down. Its earthy, grains, almost a wheat aroma, wet hay. Getting no fruit at all. A shame.

T - Taste is almost as bad as the nose. Bitter, funky, wet hay, a slight flash of nondescript fruit. Some medicinal taste, earthy, just not well done.

M - Mouthfeel is on par with what I would like here, nice carbonation, crisp.

O - Overall a huge let down. Looked so great but smelled and tasted so mediocre. Huge disappointment.

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2.24/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Wow, I'm a huge fan of HaandBryggeriet and I've had the Krekling before and thought it was something I liked but this bottle is a huge disappointment.

A: Ruby/brown in color, light head, slight lace.

S: Earth and not much else.

T: Just bitter and funky, no hint of fruit or tartness, medicinal and astringent aftertaste.

M: Nice carbonation and mouthfeel.

Did something else end up in this bottle? No bottling date on this one.

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A minor mishap while unloading my bag from the store lead to slightly uncapping this beer. Uh oh, guess I'll have to drink it now...

A: Big, gushing pink head. Did I mention this just got dropped on the floor? Really pretty red color, with medium clarity.

S: Smells like crowberries, I guess? Herbal, earth, sour. Perhaps most similar to blueberry, among common fruits, but distinctly something else. Some definitely funk in there too... mushrooms, wet hay

T: Somewhat similar to blueberry and cranberry. Intensely earthy with a mild bitter finish. Bready malt character in the mid-palate.

M: Medium-full body. Carbonation is a bit low, but that may be due to the traumatic circumstances of this pour.

O: At $10, a bit of a let down, although certainly a unique beer. What's a crowberry?!?!

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Krekling from HaandBryggeriet
82 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.