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Krøkkebic - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
84
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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Norway

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-02-2011)
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-09-2012 02:49:21 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-13-2011 22:09:53 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bmanning for sharing this brew. Served in a wine glass.

Pours a reddish-brown color with a good off-white head and a thin collar throughout. The nose carries some nice berry character and miscellaneous fruit. Strong acidity and a nice light body. Smooth, dry finish with a fairly-strong acidity. Good berry character throughout. An interesting and enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 23:42:07 | More by Thorpe429
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber in color with a small white head. The nose is very fruity with a definite berry aroma. A moderate tartness, a bit of vinegar, and some lactic notes, as well. There is a mild funk, mostly straw and grass, maybe some musty oak. The flavor is very similar to the aromas. Lots of berry and fruit notes with a bit of vinegar and oak. Slightly tannic and dry on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 21:34:23 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-13-2012 15:01:30 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20%

02-13-2012 13:03:41 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: no head on this one. crimson murky body with amber hues.

S: sour cherry jolly rancher to be exact and some strawberry. Very sweet.

T: Very mild, not as sour as expected from the taste. Not very sweet either, a touch watered down. A few seconds after tasting, the aftertaste is a bit on the grape flavored cough syrup side.

M:light body and no carbonation to speak of. moist finish.

Overall: I expected more out of the flavor. The aroma is excellent and its very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 03:08:53 | More by kylehay2004
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GRG1313

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

05-23-2012 06:38:03 | More by GRG1313
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

This thing's made with crowberries. I have no idea what the hell a crowberry is, so I figured I'd get some sort of intro to it with this beer. Makes sense right? It pours a kinda hazy ruby-russet topped by nearly no head to speak of. Okay, maybe a small tuft of soapy tan bubbles forms for a brief moment, but that's about it. The nose comprises tart red wine grapes, light tart cranberries (mayhap crowberries?), and a touch of sweet cherry syrup/grenadine in the background. The taste holds notes of muddy cranberry-laden, watered-down vinegar covered in a small sheath of dank cilantro. The combination sounds just as strange as it tastes. Weird. Can't say I'm much of a fan, frankly... The body is a swampy medium, with a very light moderate carbonation, a nearly chewy feel, and a slightly dry finish. Overall, I'm not sure if it was entirely the crowberries' fault, but this thing just did not sit right with me at all. ...I'm not sure why, but I can't find much as at all to say...

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 02:32:39 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This really comes across more as a rustic Flanders-esque Brett wild ale than lambic.
Served near 50º in a Duvel tulip glass.

Deep sanguine reddish orange brown, about a third of each, with a distinct ruby highlight when backlit. Initial fizzle and fingers width of off-white foam, which rapidly seems to fade away audibly.

A deep woody mustiness, sandalwood and mellow berry aroma, like opening an ancient book while deep in a subterranean library.

Tart and fruity upfront with a bit of wild Brett complexity in the middle, wet hay and horsehair, stonefruit, cherry pits. Clover honey in the aftertaste. Pleasant fruit character and complexity to it, mildly acetic. Those looking for extreme sourness may be disappointed, but therein lies the beauty of the wild ale spectrum. It has low carbonation and lacks a sparkle, though it's medium bodied and fine enough to sip.

Tried this a year ago and it was memorable enough to pick up again when I saw it again recently. Thanks Aaron for sharing at Wil's Thanksmas '11.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 01:51:33 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-23-2013 02:08:22 | More by JAHMUR
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nickfl

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a lightly hazy, copper-brown body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves only light lace.

S - Sour funk with all kinds of tart fruit, cherries, sour orange, and cranberry.

T - Lightly sweet malt up front with a little bit of acidity and a touch of cherry. Notes of caramel and toffee appear in the middle with more fruity notes of cherry, cranberry and lemon. Finishes with a sweet/sour interplay of malt and fruit that is dominates by tart berries and dry caramel.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately low carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

D - Very interesting, the aroma prepares one for a bracingly sour beer, but in actuality it is only mildly sour with a tartness that brings out the fruit but doesn't quite reach the level of puckering.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 03:06:53 | More by nickfl
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Ben, you always show up with odd beers and that's why I love you. Beer is pinkish and hazy with a white head of small bubbles, some lacing but low retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is what you'd expect, brett, acetic, mild lactic, nice overall, interesting.

Beer is BRIGHT on the palate, carbonation, mild white vinegar, sweet and tart with the fruit in this one. Almost cherry / cranberry like if that makes any sense. A really nice little beer. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 02:38:33 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of biscuit malt, as well as some cherries, grapes and light funk. The flavor is a little bit more complex than the aroma. I get a lot of vinegar and acetone, as well as some leather and tobacco notes. There is also a little bit of cherry and grape notes, but they are hidden in the background. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 04:33:38 | More by Mora2000
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/08/12 notes. Nottle shared by bmanning; thanks Ben.

a - Pours a reddish pink-brown color with light carbonation evident and one inch of fluffy white head. Looks pretty good.

s - Smells of tart blueberries and sour dark fruits, with somelight oak, spices, yeast, and fruity malts there as well. Nose isn't overly sour but it is very nice. Big fan of the nose.

t - Tastes of lightly soured blueberries and raspberries, lightly soured dark fruits, spices, and oak. Taste is not bad at all, but seems very light and watered down.

o - Overall a pretty nice sour. I liked the nose a lot but felt the taste was a bit of a step down, as it was a bit faint and watered down. Something I'd definitely give another shot to however, especially if I can just buy
it off the shelf with their other beers.
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Had again on 1/13/12, and bumped the Taste and Overall up from 3.5's to 4.0's. Notes below.

Blind Beer #8 from TMoney2591; thanks Kyle. Poured from what looks like a 16.9 oz. bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware.

a - Pours a murky reddish-brown color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour blueberries, raspberries, and cherries, tart dark fruits, spices, red wine, oak, Belgian yeast, and some light funk. Nice and tart here…I think I know what beer this one is and I think I had it last weekend.

t - Tastes of sour raspberries and cherries again, sour dark fruits, oak, blueberries, fruity malts, spices, yeast, earthy notes, light funk, and red wine. Not quite as sour and funky as the nose, but still very nice. Think this is Krøkkebic by HaandBryggeriet.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. A tiny bit too light but pretty nice and easy to drink. Nice and dry.

o - Overall this is a pretty good wild/flanders…I think I had this last week and it is Krøkkebic from HaandBryggeriet. It has a nice sour and tart nose, bordering on 4.5 status, and a very nice taste, which is a little less sour. A very nice wild I'd definitely like to have again.
And the reveal is…Krøkkebic by HaandBryggeriet; nailed it! 4/8 on styles and 1/8 on exact beers, though if I hadn't had this last week I probably never would have guessed it. My review is pretty similar to last week, though I liked the taste a lot better tonight. A very solid sour, especially if you can buy it off the shelf. Thanks a lot Kyle!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 17:55:12 | More by mdfb79
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-01-2013 09:45:48 | More by beernads
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-05-2013 01:58:14 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-17-2012 04:51:26 | More by imperialking
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruby color With dark amber edges and a very thin off-white head that immediately fades into a very thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Funky, earthy aroma that has an herbal/medicinal quality to it. I'm not familiar with crowberries but the fruit is pretty pronounced. Slight vinegar presence with vinous dark fruit and faint wood.

Medium bodied with subtle funkiness and a slightly tart flavor that isn't too sour or puckering. Earthy oak and some lactic funk with an herbal/medicinal character but the vinous dark fruit notes dominate. The fruit adds dry tartness that nicely compliments the delicate funk while hints of cranberry, dark cherry, grape and other dark berries provided some needed sweetness. Nothing too extraordinary but a nice, mildly sour beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 03:50:45 | More by corby112
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-14-2012 00:06:28 | More by yourefragile
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

split with oglmcdgl.

Krøkkebic pours out dark red with some brown splashes within. This one looks on par in color to the Haandbic when side by side. A really hard pour yielded pretty much nothing, just some already fading before it settles soda pop foam, leaving nothing. Swirls bring nothing back as well. The scent is dominated by the fruit, crowberry to be exact, i'll have to keep a eye out for it. Some old faded wood with some earthy scent. Some flanders qualities(depending how you see the style) with vinegar scent. Taste is quite odd, the fruit comes first and whatever it is, it's different. It blends with oak and green apple leaving an odd aftertaste. Feel is less than medium. This feels a bit lighter than Haandbic, it's still lacking a whole lot of carb which annoys me, this probably would of been a whole lot better. A good beer to try if you are in for something new flavor wise, but be sure to split with a friend.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 04:19:43 | More by BARFLYB
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by bmanning. Thanks Ben.

The beer appears a hazy dark orange color with a small head that leaves sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma offers some wild yeast, funk, fruit, malt, kiwi. Abundant sourness in the flavor, with some tart citrus and stone fruits. Mild tannins with some citrus and a slightly acetic finish. Light to medium bodied with solid carbonation. Overall, a decent beer and one worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 23:38:28 | More by Huhzubendah
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-21-2014 01:50:07 | More by afsdan
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A somewhat unremarkable and ultimately disappointing attempt at a sour, lambic-style beer and the 10 dollar price tag helped to make it even more unpalatable.

Pours a murky brown with a distinct cherry red highlight; no head or lace at all, just some soapy, quickly dissipating bubbles upon first pour. Nose is woody, oaked, slightly tart cherries and cranberries; distinct boozy note; something vaguely medicinal.

The flavor has a tart, very mildly sour cherry and cranberry taste that feels muddled and not in crisp, clear relief. Lots of oaky tannins present; some booze; again the slightly medicinal, herbal, menthol aspect implied in the aroma that didn't work too well in the overall flavor. Medium sweetness but a dry tannic finish.

Medium bodied, combined with an undercarbonated feel, made this heavier than in should have been. The entire effect was a beer that seemed undefined, lacking clean crispness; muddled and not all that enjoyable to drink, simply put. This isn't a bad beer, per se, just a mediocre one, and certainly not something I'd be rushing to try again.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 13:44:04 | More by tobelerone
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ccrida

Oregon

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

50cl bottle poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Krøkkebic is a dull brownish red with a small off-white head that leaves very light, scattered lace.

Smell is flanders red, sweet malt, slighty acidic, cider vinegar, and some cherry.

Taste is pretty similar. It's mild on the sour, a touch chalky, perhaps soapy. Nothing offensive or anything, it's just not that exciting. I've never had a crowberry, but I assume it is some of the tart fruitiness here.

Mouthfeel is dry and medium-light bodied.

Drinkability is nothing special. An average flanders red, except for the cost, which is high.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 01:47:39 | More by ccrida
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Krøkkebic from HaandBryggeriet
84 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.