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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Big Sky Kriek Ale is a unique creation that defines its own style. We start with a Belgian Style Golden Ale and then add a gererous amount of organic cherries from The Orchard at Flathead Lake. It is then aged with another addition of cherries for a minimum of 3 months in French oak wine barrels. Temperature controlled bottle conditioning provides a nice balanced finish. So kick off your hard soles and relax next to a Big Sky Creek...er, Kriek.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2010
10th rating bottle thanks to JCwattsrugger, pours hazy purple. Lots of oak and sour cherry aroma. Strong puckering cherry flavor is lighter notes of oak, vanilla, and a funky dry finish with some dry red wine character. Not pussy at all, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FSUScott (111) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2010
red/brown color. heavy cherry aroma. not no pussy kriek! lol. sour and warm. champagine feel all around. very dry. great!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 14, 2010
Cloudy ruby red color with minimal head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, lots of cherry and some sourness. Pretty nice start. Mild and drinkable, smooth. Taste has some raspberries, tart cherry and some sourness. Nice medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rockchalkgenes (23) - - APR 17, 2014
Nice fruit nose and initial taste. A little boozy and heavy palate fir a kirk but still tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6680) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
This reddish bown beer poured with a modest pinkish beige head that didnít last long. There is a fruity alcohol aroma and an oaky cherry and malt flavor with a harsh bitter finish and an alcohol trail. The flavor improves as the beer warms. In my opinion, a kriek should not carry 10% abv, since it loses its mellow drinkable character. At any rate, this is a pretty good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2852) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle 26 of 180 Thanks jake65. Pours out a crisp red amber topped with a small light pink head. Aroma was nice light tart cherries, oak, and some sweettness. Taste was more of the cherries and tartness. Not to bad. This was no Smooz Cherry and yes that is a good thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2010
RBWG@Ravenous-thanks to -750ml bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and red color. Aroma is vinuous, fruit-cherry, wood, some spice. Taste is vinuous, fruit-cherry, wood, some spice. Good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAFountain (18) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2010 bottle poured to a Duvel tulip Appearance: A syrupy, ruddy-amber body with very little light penetration to it. No head retention, or lacing. Aroma: Cherry, Oak, and a musty, earthy smell. Taste: Tart cherries, & Oak. There is more going on, but, those are dominant. Palate: Medium bodied, a dry-tangy finish. There is a noticeable heat to it. Overall: Iím glad I got to try this. It is a unique concoction, and Iíve not really had anything like this. Whether or not it really is a Kriek, thatís besides the point to me. They have pulled off something that I cannot say that it is like anything else I have had. This would be something that someone who enjoys wine might like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2012
750 ml. bottle from Wordenís. Fuck, Iím sittiní here in my hotel room, on a business trip, Iíve accumulated enough Hilton Honors points to get a Clark Fork river view. Iím sippiní on this beer, and life is good. This has a hazy light-brown, dark-copper appearance. Really, itís close to the color of caramel. This has no head to speak of. The damn thing was a little gusher, but I didnít lose much, volume wise. Smell is of tart cherries, pie crust, and oak. Bits of the cereal barley aroma poke through, but I think the cherries win here. Barley, cherries, and oak just blast the taste buds, at first, but then you actually get a nice rich oak, and hot alcohol flavor. I acutally think the hot alcohol flavor is a plus; it really brings out the sour attributes of the beer. The alcohol does get in the way, at times, but overall, I think, as just a straight fruit beer, this one has a lot going for it. Cheers.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle 179 of 180Pours dark ruby red with small off-white head. Big nose of cherry and wet wood. Flavor is cherry with hints of vanilla that helps smooth out the tart of the cherries. Would never think it was 10%, has a slight bitter finish.


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