Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Van Diest Früli Strawberry BeerVan Diest Früli Strawberry Beer

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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

8oz bottle poured into a wine glass for a quick fix.

Fruli looks nice coming out the glass, A red mixed with pink highlights and a substainable red colored head, how nice. The crown gains an inch and sticks leaving cluttered lace.

First whiffs I get a lot of strawberry which is not all that real. It reminds me of tropical fruit starbursts. I happen to like those so I'll give this a pass although it's artifical. Fruit juice with a faint sweet malt.

This ain't all that bad, there's a time and place for everything. Not the most artificial fruit flavor I've had in a beer, it's quite quenching. Small hints of vanilla and strawberry's combined. A big malt backing. Starbursts meltesd in the summer.

The feel is smooth and sweet, no interference from any hops. Medium bodied and a lot of carb giving off a lash to the tounge. This is brewed by Huyghe so there is some quality to this, although it's nowhere near the best fruit offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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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

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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

I found this to be an unexpectedly characterful and satisfying beer.

Deep pink, faintly brownish hint, it had a medium white head with faint pink hue slowly shrinking to foamy top.

Aroma is bright strawberry fruit leather, hint of yeasty dough.

Taste is light, bright strawberry sweetness, light yeastiness, hint of coriander, spice. It is crisp, light, and refreshing, but nevertheless characterful.

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Photo of tubacharlie
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A modest off-white head settles on this beer, with a modicum of lacing and moderate retention. It covers a muddled, reddish amber brew with a strawberry cast.

The strong aroma of fresh strawberries is uncanny, and overpowers any other scents. A big sip reveals the strawberry flavor infused with the beer as well, with a sweetness akin to a fruity soft drink. Decent carbonation gives a good mouth feel, but again, it reminds one of red pop. Just a hint of orange peel or citrus in the finish, with a hint of bittering hops to balance.

Definitely a dessert beer for special occasions that would pair nicely with chocolates or fruit tortes.

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Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.48 out of 5 based on 469 ratings.
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