1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer - Brouwerij Huyghe

Not Rated.
Van Diest Früli Strawberry BeerVan Diest Früli Strawberry Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

375 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 375
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 19.48%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 375 | Reviews: 180 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

JamieDuncan, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of steverx8
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

steverx8, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of hopley
4.93/5  rDev +43.3%

Had this beer on tap at the Conwy Castle Hotel in Wales, UK last week. It was listed as a "dessert beer" on the their menu along with the chocolate mousse, raspberry tart, etc. While I am not a fan of fruit / vegetable beers (and can understand why others have rated this beer so poorly), this beer quite simply blew me away. It was awesome! Even the two wine drinkers at the table loved it, one of whom is 79 years old! For me, the taste was what did it for me - like drinking a strawberry shortcake - it is just a perfect example of what this brewery must have intended. Reminded me of a New Glarus raspberry beer I tried about a year ago, only better. I will seek this out if I can find it in the States and drink it on special occasions for dessert.

hopley, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

ONovoMexicano, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of drbenderdo
3.75/5  rDev +9%

drbenderdo, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of liamt07
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

liamt07, May 27, 2014
Photo of FadetoBock
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

FadetoBock, May 22, 2014
Photo of Domvan
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Domvan, May 17, 2014
Photo of Alby402
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Alby402, May 12, 2014
Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

bumchilly25, May 10, 2014
Photo of bcsbeer
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

bcsbeer, May 09, 2014
Photo of StevenH
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

StevenH, May 08, 2014
Photo of Astarzz316
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Astarzz316, May 03, 2014
Photo of WuBByG999
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

WuBByG999, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Minnesota_beer_guy, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of dryndantheman
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

dryndantheman, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of Bear1964
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Bear1964, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of BigDaddy79
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

BigDaddy79, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Waveoff
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Waveoff, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

AnitaBrewski, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of BeerMeCJS
5/5  rDev +45.3%

BeerMeCJS, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of rypkr
3.94/5  rDev +14.5%

A - pours a cloudy apricot amber, nearly no head at all with a moderate, becoming aggressive pour.

Smell - as expected, strawberries. It's mild and pleasant. Very little else comes through however.

Taste - not much traditional beer taste whatsoever. No presence of hops or barley that I can detect. As a beverage this is delicious, but I have a hard time viewing it as a beer. It's a tasty wine cooler that somehow skirted the technical classifications to cheat itself into a category to be labeled a "beer". I'm not mad at this beverage and am not detracting it in any category other than overall for the mere reason that it's enjoyable, but simply somewhat imposing on what it calls itself.

Mouthfeel - is tremendous. It possesses extremely crisp, prickly and refreshing carbonation with a perfectly dry aftertaste that allows its fruit flavor to linger for a second or so after.

Overall - a good drink but a questionable "beer"

rypkr, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Stermax
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Stermax, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -12.8%

enelson, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of dansmcd
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

dansmcd, Mar 16, 2014
Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer from Brouwerij Huyghe
79 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.