Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer | Brouwerij Huyghe

Van Diest Früli Strawberry BeerVan Diest Früli Strawberry Beer
BA SCORE
37.4%
Liked This Beer
3.48 w/ 481 ratings
Van Diest Früli Strawberry BeerVan Diest Früli Strawberry Beer
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:
#40,397
Reviews:
199
Ratings:
481
Liked:
180
Avg:
3.48/5
pDev:
18.39%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
81
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 481 |  Reviews: 199
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of monique
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore.

The looks like your average beer until you smell it. Smells like a spring strawberry field!

Tastes like a strawberry soda with a kick.

The favor lingers.

If I closed my eyes & turned off the noise in the bar, I wold swear I was in a meadow, drinking a strawberry soda plus (a bow to a line in Escape from the Planet of the Apes).

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Phil_Cousins
5/5  rDev +43.7%

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

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

I'd seen this beer on tap for so long at Capone's, and I figured it was one of those beers that no one likes, therefore it sits in the lines forever. But soon after it was taken off, it came back on again. Then I started seeing it pop up elsewhere, so I figured I'd give it a try. Well, actually the wife ordered it. She probably subliminally knew I wanted to try it but also wanted to retain my macho exterior in the process.

Served in a snifter, a orange-salmon color, slightly cloudy, with a small pink-white head that actually retained rather well for the style. Aroma was pretty much straight up strawberry candy. Flavor of strawberry (obviously) and watermelon Jolly Ranchers, slight bready malt sensation. No surprises here; delivered what it promised. Light-medium body, and pretty easily drinkable...unless you don't like fruit beers, in which case, meh, it's probably still worth a try.

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Photo of jrfurr
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Soneast
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy ruby red with a quarter finger bubbly pinkish white head. The beer has little head retention and just mild amounts of lacing.

S: Strong aromas of strawberries - like you are in a field of them or surrounded by people having strawberry shortcake. Very pleasant and just slightly sweet, almost like a perfume.

T: Sweet but not overly so, enjoyable flavors of strawberry. In some ways it reminds me a lot of strawberry shortcake - with the biscuits (malts) and the strawberry sweetness.

M: Light bodied with low amounts of carbonation.

O: Extremely refreshing - for more enjoyable that I expected (I was kind of expecting cloying sweetness). Very easy to drink and could be quite sessionable. Would be the perfect alternative to dessert at a summer cookout in the heat.

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Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy pinkish red in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that consistently covered the surface.
S: There are strong aromas of strawberry shortcake topping in the aroma.
T: The taste has sweet aromas of strawberries, although the sweetness is not cloying.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and is packed with aromas and flavors of strawberries. It’s quite interesting because there are not many strawberry beers available.

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Photo of heygeebee
2.21/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

First of style.

Ok - I dunno how to score a deep red beer.... it looks kind of OK but plain wrong! Head dies - lace is great. Strawberry jam colour.

Aromas of tinned strawberries and strawberry jam.

Taste is like fizzy strawberry juice straight out of the tin. Hops? yeah right.... The cloying overbearing sweetness just becomes too much by the end - and it's only a 250ml bottle.

Mouthfeel is fizzy like soda. Tastes sickly sweet and watery at the same time.

Nope - not for me. Novelty value only. And $$$ xxx-y for small bottle.

Last of style?

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Photo of apmcpm
1/5  rDev -71.3%

Photo of tripledbrew
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mdevonshire
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of hockeybarbie
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of mnixon86
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ange1
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 3/2013.

Pours a murky muddled strawberry jam color with an extremely small off-white head that fades to nothing. Thin streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of strawberry jelly/jam right off the bat with some citrus and spice aromas as well. Taste is of strawberry jelly/jam, strawberry juice, and some spice flavors on the finish. There is a bit of a medicinal aftertaste with this one. This beer has a crisp level of carbonation with a bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good fruit beer but the sweetness is a bit cloying and the strawberry flavor seems a bit like medicine on the finish.

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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

250ml Bottle

Appearance – Hazy red/pink colour with an average size fizzy pink coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head stuck around for only a minute or two.

Smell - Grains/wheat, lemons, coriander, strawberries

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and I can taste wheat mixed with coriander/clove and lemons. Of course it also has a lot of sweet strawberry flavour - but it isn't too cloying. It ends with a strawberry aftertaste with a light amount of citrus sourness.

Overall – I've seen this at the store so many times and I finally decided to cave and give it a try. Fruit beers are probably my least favourite style but this one actually wasn't too bad. The strawberry flavour doesn't taste too artificial, which is nice. The smaller size bottle was the perfect amount.

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Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 37.4% out of 100 with 481 ratings
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