Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer | Brouwerij Huyghe

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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
Ratings:
474
Reviews:
196
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
18.39%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
81
For Trade:
1
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Myotus
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle (best by date March 2017) into a pint glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of very light pink foam that dissipates to a quarter's worth after 25 seconds. Dull red in color with an extreme amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are small and nearly non-existent.Lacing is high, but thin.
SMELL: Strong strawberry jam aromas deliciously entangle with mild aromas of coriander and hints of wheat and orange peel.
TASTE: Very strong strawberry jam flavors enter initial and are immidieately followed by subtle orange peel flavors. Orange peel flavors grow slightly stronger as subtle coriander and hints of wheat enter afterwards. Strawberry jam flavors persist in strength throughout the taste experience. There is a mild and strange aftertaste that is similar to pale malts. It's not disgusting by any means, but does knock down the overall taste from a 4 to a 3.75.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down somewhat rough. Finishes crisp.
NOTE: Such a good beer. Would be even better if that strange aftertaste wasn't there. I also don't understand how people are saying this is too sweet. It's a fruit beer for goodness sakes. Enough with the "cloying." Then again, besides the hints of wheat, I wouldn't have been able to tell that this was even a beer. Definitely not for beer lovers who love that "beer" taste.

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

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3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason_cs
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wretchedabyss
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wontonst
2.58/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MrDell
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of stumac
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of PorterPro125
4.66/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 330 mL Bottle

A- Pours a light pink that's topped by a 1 1/2 finger white head that quickly dissipates. Beautiful colour!

S- Sweet strawberry jam with a nice tart finish. Not able to seek out the coriander mentioned in the brewers description.

T- Same as the aroma. Beautiful taste that could take the place of a quality desert anytime.

M- Light Body and Medium carbonation.

O- If there ever was a perfect desert beer, I would have to say that this is it. Delicious Strawberry Jam flavour and aroma and a light, crisp, refreshing body.

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

Photo of Fievel
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle with a BB March 2017 date stamp.
Looks like watered down strawberry puree with a thin, partial white head. Actually, not bad looking despite that description.
Nice mix of tart and sweet components with plenty of strawberry and strawberry jam flavor.

O: refreshing, fruity and not to sweet but best used as a dessert beverage.

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3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

On-tap 3/15/2015 at Battleship Brewhouse, in Fall River, MA served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep pink color, with a short pinkish white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong strawberries, light caramelized malts and some Belgian yeast.

T: The taste likewise starts out with a strong fruity strawberry flavors along with some creaminess that you don’t normally find in this type of beer. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty but not too heavy malt character and Belgian yeast to create a decent balance. The after-taste is sweet as you would expect.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the strawberry flavor.

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3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy reddish pinkish colour with over a 1 finger head of off white foam.

Truth in advertising is what I get in the smell. Strawberries! Not a totally sweet, sickly sweet aroma going on.

I get a bit of coriander just before the strawberry moves in and takes control. Semi sweet tasting but not exactly tart. I'd imagine the orange peel mentioned on the label would provide some hints of bitterness but I don't get any.

Fairly light bodied with the same for the carbonation. Nice mouthfeel.

Very good fruit beer and I'm not even a big fancier of strawberries.

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Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.48 out of 5 based on 474 ratings.
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