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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 4.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Belgian-influenced base beer of pilsner malt and local organic honey. Whole fresh cherries are added to the beer in French oak chardonnay barrels, where another unique blend of organisms goes to work for nearly two years.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (966) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours a murky reddish brown tea. The aroma is cherry and oak forward with hints of vinegar

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Draft at the brewpub as part of a sampler. Pours a cloudy amber color with an off-white head that laces the small glass. Notes of cherries, plums, brown sugar, toffee, apples, oak, and basement. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a mild tartness throughout. Sweet. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (12314) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Night of the Funk 2012. I was really looking forward to this one, but I was a bit disappointed. It did have a nice peppery and sour dark cherry aroma, but the flavor was very heavy on the acetic acid side.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
Big bright cherry, and sour yogurt parfait with a pleasant cocoa sweetness. Nice wet oak. Pleasant old cellar funk. Quite dry. Refreshing. Lotta fruit. Moderate sour cherried yogurt acidity. Real nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Sampled at EBF. This is another beer that had my completely floored. Not sure of the vintage of this keg but the sour funk mixed with the fruit and barrel aging did wonders for this beer. Would love to try again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2012
From a keg of the 2004 pouring at the Saturday afternoon session of EBF. Pours a hazed amber brown with a thin white head. Sweet old caramel with a touch of cherry. Acetone, with age noticeable right away, a bit nutty. Loads of acid, but a huge amount of oxidization fights it for prominence. Caramel, burning acid, very strong acid. Harsh but tasty. Wouldn’t want to drink a whole 750, but small sample amounts were good.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Pinky orange with a ring of head a light haze. Sour Alka seltzer and fruit aromas. Cherry and raspberry. Oaks give a weighty vanilla too. In you face sour. Such delicate pink fruit with a real citric orange kick. This is so authentic and mouthwatering. Maybe my favourite American beer? Doesn’t say a word about how strong it is, totally quaffable yet so exciting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 On-tap at EBF ’09. Holy wow. The most sour lambic I’ve ever had, I’ve been really impressed with the CBC in what I’ve had from them. I may have to go here more often...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
EBF Session 1. Aroma of cherries, alot of acetic acid, alot of earth/basement. Taste is full bodied for a lambic, and very assertive acetic acid, oak, and a good amount of funk. Alcohol very well hidden. I liked it, seemed to me like a neo-lambic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2009
In short: An intensely acidic and somewhat dry beer with fruity flavours of gooseberries.
How: Tap at Boston Extreme Beer Fest 2009. Multiple samples
The look: Almost clear golden body with almost no head
In long: Nose of “old stuff”. Where a real lambic provides a funky nose, this one proposes a musty nose. Body is pleasantly full with a dry feeling. Taste is intense. For a so-called Kriek there sure wasn’t much of regular cherries in the flavour. The dominant fruit flavour to me was gooseberries (aka ground cherries). Also dry orange peels, orange juice, pineapple juice. Very acidic. Dry sandy finish. No alcohol at all, I am stunned to realized that this is a big beer. An excellent beer but having heard great things about this beer I was hoping for more. I went back many times for re-retry thinking that maybe I missed something but the only thing I really missed at Extreme Beer Fest is an opportunity to prove that I can behave myself when I’m drunk.


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