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Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer | Brouwerij Huyghe

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483 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgium
delirium.be

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 09-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,465
Reviews:
199
Ratings:
483
pDev:
18.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
81
Trade:
1
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Photo of Haybeerman
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.4/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 11/26/2015. Pours slightly hazy reddish/pinkish orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge strawberry jam/jelly, cherry, lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great balance of strawberries, spices, fruity yeast, and moderate pale malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge strawberry jam/jelly, cherry, lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness, yeast spiciness, and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of strawberry jam/jelly, cherry, lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible robustness and balance of strawberries, spices, fruity yeast, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/tartness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness from bitter/tartness. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly slick/syrupy balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.1%. Overall this is an insane fruit beer! All around incredible robustness and balance of strawberries, spices, fruity yeast, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mildly tart/bitter finish. Extremely flavorful for the low ABV. Most of the actual witbier character is lost in the strawberries, but there is a pleasant yeast/spice presence. The level of fruit flavor is just unreal, and insanely jammy. A highly amazing offering, one of the best fruit beer's I've ever had. Very authentic tasting fruit flavor.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a case of this off the sale rack, glad I did. If you are into fruity sweet beer this is a must try.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.07/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brouwerij Huyghe "Früli"
11.2 fl. oz. brown glass bottle
$2 @ Weis, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: It pours a hazy pinkish-amber beneath a creamy head of pinkish white. The aroma is candyish, and definitely strawberry-like. Whether it's real or not I don't know for sure, but the label reads "natural flavor" so I'm assuming it's not. The flavor is intensely sweet, like liquid candy, or a medium-full bodied semi-flat soda. I'm not detecting any bitterness. Is there some vanilla flavoring in here as well? The mouthfeel is nice though, viscous with dextrins and creamy smooth but with a gentle zest on the tongue. Oh, and I just noticed that it's leaving thick rings of creamy lace with each sip - very nice. I should've waited to share this with my wife. I've had it before but I didn't remember just how sweet is was. Or I'm confusing it with something else. Anyway, there's some minor spicing to it as well, I got some in the burp, but it can't fight it's way through all of that sugar whilst still in your mouth. I guess it helps to balance though, however slightly. So what to say about this? It's another one of those unique beers that kind of stands in its own. It's labeled as a "Belgian white beer" but it's really anything but once you addd in all of that strawberry syrup. Still, it's good. It would make a great dessert on it's own, or I'm sure you could find plenty of dishes to pair it with, it's that sweet.

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Photo of cgwami
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcubz
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMV
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy peach/pink pour. Thin white head leaves a scant ring of lacing.

S: Strawberry and fruit. Sweet and again... ripe strawberries.

T/F: Strawberry juice and light beer.... mostly fruit juice. Some wheat character. Sweet but not syrupy... crisp and refreshing. Medium to light in body. Well carbonated. Finish is strawberry juice and fruit.

O: This is what it's advertised to be... a refreshing strawberry forward beer. Pleasing... simple... tasty... not one I'll drink regularly but quite delicious for all that.

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Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heddar33
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very refreshing summer wheat Belgium strawberry blend from Encino Stawberry Festival.

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Photo of Raziel313
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Bujon
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well I gave it my best shot and consumed this one on a scorching hot summery evening, and just can't get past the Alcopoppiness of it I'm afraid.

It looks nice and refreshing in a camp strawberry cocktail sort of way, but it really does just taste like a lightly carbonated juice drink.

Not a lot more to be said really, fairly low on the Bujon's boof ratings, the Cherry Kreik is a better option.

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Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Macamah
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer #750

Magenta in color. Pink head
Sweet candy strawberry. Sugar
Same as smell. Tastes like those strawberry candies with the syrup inside them that appear around Christmas time. Feel is syrupy but carbonated enough to get through it is made a black and tan of this and the left hand wake up dead. Made it better.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.45/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WunderLlama
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into pint glass

Clear Reddish brown liquid with small off white foam cap

Taste of sweet, fresh strawberries over malt . Like a strawberry malt liquor

Good, very sweet

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foley67
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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