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Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer - Brouwerij Huyghe

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Van Diest Früli Strawberry BeerVan Diest Früli Strawberry Beer

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BA SCORE
79
okay

388 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 19.48%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-17-2003)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle into a Troubadour tulip glass

Look: Fairly dark red with a pinkish head. Not much in the way of retention or lacing.

Smell: Strawberries. That's about your lot - strawberries, with little or no malt, hops or yeast coming through. However, it succeeds where a lot of strawberry beers fail by not smelling disgustingly chemical or artificial, so plus points for that.

Taste: Again, strawberries and very little else - there's sweetness up front and a fairly tart finish and it manages not to taste excessively artificial in the process. Furthermore, it really doesn't taste like a beer at all. Fizzy fruit juice? Perhaps. Beer? Nope.

Feel: Actually surprisingly good - it has a nice, rounded fruitiness and enough carbonation to keep things interesting.

Overall: I'm not sure whether this is 'beer with fruit juice added' or 'beer with fruit added at the fermentation stage' but either way, it works. It shouldn't, but it does. I've had this on tap in the past and a pint of it is pretty heavy going, even for someone with a sweet tooth, but the 330ml bottle seems 'just right'.

There's no way I'd spend an entire session drinking this, it's just too sweet, but as an 'every now and again' thing it has a lot to recommend it.

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Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer from Brouwerij Huyghe
79 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.