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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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The past three summers, The Cherry Country has delivered fresh picked montmorency cherries. These tart red beauties were packed into first and second run kentucky bourbon barrels and then filled with Enchanted, our open fermented oud bruin. This fall, we blended select barrels from the program, harmoniously marrying young and mature fruit notes with oak, gentle bourbon, and tart brown ale.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 On draught at Bailey’s 11/12/2012. One of the best krieks that I have had. Sweet cherry flavor offset by a pleasing sourness. On draught at BeerMongers for their fifth anniversary 9/6/14. 2012 vintage. Still amazing. The sourness has plum and chocolate undertones that work with the cherries.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2016
375 mL bottle courtesy of Prufrockstar - thanks Chris! Dark reddish light brown pour with a nice off white head. Nose has some nice intensity of cherry going on with an underlying sweet malt. Really nice taste, medium sour, lactic with a hint of acetic in the far finish. Complex and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2384) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Chris dug out this bottle; fun to try. Deep red-brown pour. Not a sour aggressive kriek. Rather, tons of oud bruin character with nice cherry elements. Bourbon quite subdued. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7535) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2016
375. Capped. Thanks, C! Pours a murky reddish dark brown with a loose white head. Bright nose of fresh cut cantaloupe. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Mid-palate shows a nice mix of snack cherries strawberries, and some oak. Noses unexpected but mid-palate is a nice oaky brown with fruit character. Finish shows lots of tiredness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (1258) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
375 mL bottle. Deep amber. A bit of reddish flecks. Deep caramel aroma. Deep cherry. Oak. Taste is strong oak and bitterness. Tart cherry. Bitter. Caramel malt. Medium body. Low carbonation. Heavy malt, oak, and a deep cherry flavor. I expected something fresher, I guess.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12420) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2014 - Tart cherry, touch of vanilla and dark malts with a woody note. Deep brown with no head. Tart, soured malts and some cherry notes. Lots of soured malts and a touch of the bourbon barrel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Burnt copper with some ruby tones and one finger of tan head. Great nose, dense cherries and wood, dutch cocoa, acidic and some cherry pits. Woody in the flavor with cherry and fruit. Nice balanced acidity with a slight vanilla note. Moderate carbonation and acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1749) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Colour...cloudy amber brown with no head. Nose...fruity with "a nutty Edam cheese"--Miles from "Sideways". Palate...tart, tangy, sappy and brisk with loads of cherry and yeasty fruits. The tanginess lingers and carries through the tart finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2784) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Draft pour at Brouwers Cafe as part of their sour fest. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a short fizz head. Sour dark fruit and cherry aroma. Flavor is cherry, oak, raisin, and a little cinnamon. Has its hints of sweetness, but finishes on a big tart note. Very nice kriek. Awesome beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (9730) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy brown with small frothy white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is funk, oak, cherry skin. Thin mouthfeel with strong cherry skin, oak, funk, light sourness and dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5674) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Generously shared by one of the fine Portland RB folks at a tasting - Pours reddish brown with an off-white head. The aroma has dark cherries, richness, wild bugginess, vinegar and pithiness. It has a medium crisp body that is a bit rich and has semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with rich cherries, chocolate and oaky barrel traits. The finish has the tartness and fruity aspect still, but there is a bit of malt there balancing. Great beer.


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