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.

371 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 371
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 19.53%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website

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: 371 | Reviews: 180 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cheribom


2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

01-02-2013 03:45:16 | More by cheribom
Photo of 500MLperWeek

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

04-22-2012 03:55:29 | More by 500MLperWeek
Photo of pisano


2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

08-30-2013 20:58:19 | More by pisano
Photo of twenty5


2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

05-10-2013 16:14:04 | More by twenty5
Photo of srandycarter


2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

A - Pretty champagne pink, near white thin head. Some fine bubbled cling lace.

S - Sour strawberries. Something a little medicinal to it as well.

T - Yuch. First sip wasn't so bad, but the third is hard to manage. Taste like a wine cooler that has gone bad.

M - Obviously, clingy artificial cloying doesn't make for a great beer.

D - Interesting, but I don't think I will finish it.

05-07-2011 19:57:16 | More by srandycarter
Photo of Rollzroyce21


2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

01-13-2012 14:25:48 | More by Rollzroyce21
Photo of dansmcd


2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

03-16-2014 13:30:06 | More by dansmcd
Photo of jkball01


2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

05-13-2013 16:34:57 | More by jkball01
Photo of DRBiser


2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

06-17-2013 14:07:08 | More by DRBiser
Photo of niklas0770


2.53/5  rDev -26.2%

The liquid is a hazy red color with a thin head.

The smell is very powerfull. It quickly fills the room with a smell of strawberrys and citrus, probably lemon. There's also some yeast, maybe lime aswell.

The taste is very thin. The strawberrys are dominant. It's kind of a sour-sweet taste with some lime peel and therefor a bit dry aftertaste.

This beer feels quite flat and with no personality. It's a strawberry beer so it tastes of strawberry, but thats it.

I guess this wasn't my kind of beer. Too sweet and sticky.

03-27-2010 15:06:01 | More by niklas0770
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -25.7%

Bottle: Poured a red colored beer with almost no head or even carbonation. Taste is overpowered by strawberry and sugar. Taste is also taken over by the strawberry and the sugar, or maybe I should say the strawberry juice since I have hard time believing real strawberry were added to this mix. No malt or hops are noticeable in this mixture. Overall, I guess if you don’t expect to drink what is usually known as beer, you can enjoy this somewhat refreshing drink on a very hot summer day.

08-03-2004 20:10:28 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.63/5  rDev -23.3%

Brown 250ml bottle poured into a 'Mort Subite' flute. The weather is warm and sunny, the tasting is with fresh strawberries.

The look is a murky pink, dull body, a huge foaming light pink coloured head sits on top.

The smell is 'over the top sweet' strawberry, like strawberry pop.

The taste is also very sweet and (suprise) strawberry flavoured. The label doesn't hide the fact they use strawberry juice in the beer. I would like a little less usage, but it isn't aimed at blokes like me is it? My real strawberries calmed down the experience, but it is far too sweet to be taken seriously, a proper sweet toothed 'ladies fruit beer'.

06-24-2010 14:16:10 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of nusch

Alberta (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -22.7%

The Fruli is an extremely saccharine fruit beer. When paired with a drier mouthfeel and a hot, stuffy room, it gives me a headache. Disturbingly sweet, disturbingly pink, disturbingly carbonated. I am not a fan. I can see the appeal for fans of soda pop. It is easy to drink several Frulis without noticing the alcohol content (though there is certainly a taste of alcohol in the beverage). Far more on the side of a cooler, based on the astronomical sugar content of this beer.

01-18-2013 06:50:19 | More by nusch
Photo of zoso1967


2.68/5  rDev -21.9%

Pours a reddish orange with a slightly pink head. Not much lacing to speak of. The aroma is dominated by sweet strawberry. Not really a fresh strawberry aroma, more like Bubble Yum or some gummy candy. Maybe a slight hint of wheat malt, but I may just be imagining it. Taste is dominated by artificial strawberry candy flavors. Sugary sweet with not much depth, but some malt does poke through. Almost tastes like Smucker's strawberry preserves. The mouthfeel is fairly light, but not watery. It would probably be smooth if not for all the carbonation. Finish is a bit on the sticky side for such a light beer. There is some acidic dryness but not enough to balance out all the sugar. I am glad this came in a small bottle as I do not care for it, but I suppose it is fairly drinkable of you like sugary stuff. I bought it for my wife who loves Framboise and even she gave it the thumbs down.

02-21-2010 20:05:29 | More by zoso1967
Photo of Zorro


2.68/5  rDev -21.9%

Cloudy reddish violet colored beer with basically no head formation.

Smell is tart strawberry sherbert. No real hops, little bit of caramel and vanilla.

Starts out sweet with a musty strawberry flavor. Sweet with some balancing tartness. That's all there is sweetness and strawberry.

Mouthfeel is strawberry soda.

Overall this is practically strawberry soda. You might could make a float out of it with vanilla ice cream but as a beer it has nothing to recommend it.

04-01-2012 22:36:50 | More by Zorro
Photo of bark


2.68/5  rDev -21.9%

The colour is orange-red-brown. The two finger compact head is beige-pink; it sinks slowly. No lacing occurs.

The smell is sweet-tart with distinct notes of strawberry jam. Like somebody said, "It smells like cheap pancake jam (a Swedish low-budget speciality including various red berries)".

The taste is semi-sweet with lots of strawberry juice flavours. Hints of wheat sourness in the background, as a touch of minerals. The aftertaste is less sweet with some spiced witbier flavours, hidden beneath the strawberries. No alcohol at all. The finish got a mild medical flavour.

The carbonation is mild; the small bubbles soft. The liquid is sweet and sticky.

A beer designed to "attract new customer". I think it is way too simple and plain.

05-30-2010 19:40:36 | More by bark
Photo of CrazyDavros


2.69/5  rDev -21.6%

Pours dark pinky red with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows ripe strawberries, confectionery and also a toothpaste note.
Sweet flavours, too sweet. Lots of strawberry, but it seems a little artificial. A little tang redeems things and makes it refreshing.
Needs more carbonation.
Gets a bit sickly sweet.

06-21-2013 05:19:27 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of Evil_Pidde


2.7/5  rDev -21.3%

This beer comes in a brown 25 cl long-necked bottle. The label is white with red writing and a red strawberry. Looks kind of "fruity".

A: The pour is hazy pink/red with a quickly dissipating light pink head. Looks like a thin homemade strawberry slushie.

S: Lots of strawberries, some sweet malt, some wheat. Some orange sezt. Smells like candy.

T: A lot like the smell but even sweeter. Not my cup of tea.

M: Light body and richly carbonated. Aftertaste is rather short and almost only sweet.

D: This must be a perfect beer for those which don't like beer, due to bitterness and hoppyness. Another reviewer stated that this is like a beer-sangira - I wish I had made that up...

03-26-2010 18:09:11 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -20.4%

Beer poured a murky brownish-red colour with a sticky head that left little lace. Tough to find a hint of beer in the aroma, mostly the strawberry jam that appears to be mixed with this beer. Taste is not far off from a punch that might be served at a picnic with a very small hint of the Witbeer that is well-hidden under all the fruit juice. Soft feel in the mouth, smooth. Alcohol is hard to find as well, but I guess this is only 4.1% anyways. You could drink a lot of these on a summer day, just don't try to convince me that I'm drinking beer. My girlfriend loved it, and she dosen't like beer, so that says something.

10-22-2004 16:38:24 | More by trevorwideman
Photo of FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

05-22-2014 02:10:28 | More by FadetoBock
Photo of Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

04-21-2012 21:23:20 | More by Tarks
Photo of traumaqueen

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

04-03-2012 06:29:25 | More by traumaqueen
Photo of Tex-Mex08

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

02-27-2013 02:54:05 | More by Tex-Mex08
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

05-27-2014 02:45:15 | More by liamt07
Photo of AngusOg

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

05-24-2013 14:57:29 | More by AngusOg
Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer from Brouwerij Huyghe
78 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.