Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer
Brouwerij Huyghe

Van Diest Früli Strawberry BeerVan Diest Früli Strawberry Beer
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Brouwerij Huyghe
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #298
Ranked #27,495
3.51 | pDev: 18.23%
Sep 05, 2023
Sep 17, 2003
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Rated: 3.87 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Sep 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a pinkish red color with a puffy head of pink colored foam. The head is fizzy, and fades rather fast leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heavy of a strawberry jam aroma mixed with smells of bread and a bit of spice. Smells very much of toast and strawberry jam.
Taste – The taste begins with a very sweet strawberry flavor mixed with other light grain and cracker malt tastes. As the taste advances the strawberry jam flavor gets stronger, while a touch of yeast and hay join in, in the end, leaving one with a rather sweet strawberry toast taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium and heavier then would be anticipated for a 4.1 % brew, with a carbonation level that is higher. For the strawberry and bread flavors of the brew the slightly thicker body for the style is nice and makes for a more dessert like sipper.
Overall- Really tastes like toast and strawberry jam in liquid form. A fun dessert brew
Aug 05, 2023
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Rated by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
July 23 2023
Jul 23, 2023
Rated: 3.48 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

May 17, 2023
Rated: 3.45 by waudozer from Canada (BC)

Mar 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
From the bottle in a snifter via our friend from across the pond---Cheers Keith!
This unique brew pours a reddish pink color with a faintly pink head of foam that
settles to a thick ring, thin dusty layer, and sports some light lacing. Nose of strawberry,
faint wheat, and candy sugar. Flavors follow the nose with strawberry, subtle white bread,
and light candy sugar. Mouth feel is medium light, medium light soft carbonation, and a
sweet finish.

Overall---like a strawberry New York Seltzer. Unique! Cheers!
Dec 30, 2022
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Reviewed by KleinSchwein

3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look :- Hot pink , light pink head that goes quickly but leaves decent lacing . Highly carbonated.

Smell :- Strawberries and a tiny hint of wheat .

Taste :- Sweet strawberry,then mild bitterness and way in the background a little wheat .

Mouth feel:- Fizzy , thick .

Overall:- It's got real fruit , not flavouring,and you can tell . No chemical taste at all . Really sweet, almost to pop sweetness but not quite, but tasty .
Oct 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.59/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
250 ml bottle, bought at Vaaland, Bryne. ABV is 4.1%. Cloudy brownish red colour, large pinkish head. Intense sweet aroma and flavour of strawberry jam and artificial "strawberry" candy bars, kind of sickly and sugary. Not undrinkable though. If blindfolded, I would probably not have guessed that this was a beer at all. Not my cup of tea (uh, beer) this one, but people who love candy and strawberry soda might like it.
Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a 4 pack at the LCBO in Ontario 15 and change expensive strawberry beer .
Poured into glass red color smell of fresh strawberries add an ice cube or 2 it makes it a little less sweet.
. Overall an excellent strawberry beer and color and smell.
Jul 10, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by dtykira

Nov 05, 2021
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Reviewed by James94 from England

4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
L: Red, almost rose wine like appearance, slightly hazy, little head, modest amount of lacing
S: Stewed strawberries, strawberry cordial, strawberry yoghurt, hint of alcohol
T: Strong strawberry cordial, hints of citrus
F: Probably not sessionable, but quite pleasant

O: 4.25
Feb 15, 2021
Rated: 3.52 by sorsh_a_ghlinne from Scotland

Dec 28, 2020
Rated: 5 by hopeatinlop from Japan

Aug 09, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by seanpg8 from Virginia

Jun 21, 2020
Rated: 4.8 by LUSCIOUSLSA from California

Jun 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I've now reviewed all eight of Huyghe's with Chicagoland distribution. Fruli is not my favorite Huyghe, but it could be among my Top Five fruities.

By Looks, Fruli is barely above average. Like a lot of fruities, Fruhli has a pretty color... particularly in the sunlight; but the foam/yeast action could be bubblier. (Even considering that this bottle seems to be two years past its printed Best By date.)
Smells are strawberry and some citrus. Tastes never get saccharine sweet and I'm not sure why or how. And that sets Fruli apart from the field. It sits softly in my mouth (must be that wit allusion.) A nice drying sensation, possibly from the wit-like spices.

Huyghe is on my BBBL (Belgian Brewer Bucket List), primarily for its Delirium line-up; but is probably on the B team (that is, if the tour goes past 10 days.) Their BSPA yeasts and recipes are among the best and I'm curious about that gets working into those brews that don't get distributed here.
Jun 07, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by sjb805 from Missouri

Dec 29, 2019
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Reviewed by SDR1

4.14/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Nice beer. Good pour. Moderate head that laces down nicely as it quells.

Color is the off-red that you expect from a natural strawberry product (red trending to brown).

Flavor is fruit-forward, light in body, really enjoyable and easy to drink a few without much of a pause in action!
Dec 26, 2019
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a Lindemans stange. Pours a medium pinkish red with a thin, light khaki head that dissipates to patches with good lacing. Aroma of strawberry jam with hints of mixed fruit and pale malt. Flavor is neutral malt, sweet / tart strawberries, light lemon and cherry and hints of Belgian yeast. Medium bodied with light creaminess and sharp carbonation. Everything is pretty much as I expected; very strawberry fruit forward, somewhat sweet with a pleasant tartness. Expected a little more malt presence, but there is enough to prevent this from tasting like fruit juice. The strawberry flavor is authentic and fresh tasting. Not really a style I gravitate towards, but if I was in the mood for strawberries, I'd get this again, it's pleasant and refreshing.
Dec 14, 2019
Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 516 ratings