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CooperSmiths Belgian Style Kriek Ale

CooperSmiths Belgian Style Kriek Ale
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Kriek ale is a Belgian style beer that is naturally fermented with wild yeast then aged in wood barrels with cherries. The yeast contributes a very tart character. The wood and cherries add depth and piquancy to the flavor and aroma. 6.7% ABV


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6414) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewpub, hazy reddish pink pour with nice slight off white head, aroma is surprisingly the best I’ve ever encountered at Coopersmith’s, ncie big cherry jam, dark and black cherries with a sour fruit note, nice lemon, slight funk, oak, and vanilla, hints of a bit of cinnamon as well. Taste is nice tart cherry, black cherry, hints of raspberry into oak, vanilla, slight lemon juice and a lactic note, nice funk in there with a touch of cinnamon, finishing sour, slightly sweet.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cthomas2390 (224) - Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Beautiful clear, light red pour. Sour cherry on the nose with hints of yeasty funk. Sour punch is far from overwhelming, though it’s enough to stop you quaffing it, with a depth brought on by the wood aging. Finishes dry, with enough tartness to make you take another sip.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2509) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Deep red and clear. Aroma and flavor is tart/sour cherries, yeast, and light oak with a dry finish. Damn this is good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
From tab at Cooper Smiths. This is a superb sour. I usually prefer for my wild ales to be less sweet but this beer is just so well done. It has a great sour cherry front with a sweet finish. If you are ever in the area you have to get this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
on tap-pours pinkish gold with a pinkish white head. Aroma is sour cherry, some malt. Taste is sour/tart cherry, 2nd light/medium malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with an off-white head over a hazed red-orange hued body. Aromas are of cherry, funk, red wine, almonds, juicy, currants, acid and raisiny. Flavors are acidic, juicy, fruity, pie cherries, currants. Some crackery malt, acidic, red wine. Dry, lively bubbles, juicy with puckering acidity. Very pleasant to drink!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2011 On tap at the brewery. Cherry brown pour. looks very still and clear. Balsamic aromas mixed with fruit and nutty caramel. Great level of sour. Puckering but not overpowering. Balsamic vinegar wrapped up in bright fruit and some kind of bread or maybe pie crust (cherry pie) followed by very light wood. Complex and smooth. Medium body creamy underneath all the sour. Yum!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
(Draught at CooperSmith) clear red, soapy white bubbles. Nose of sweet sugary cherry, cherry pie, and lightly funky. Taste of tart cherry, real cherry, pucker, plum, currant, light tobacco, cherry skins. Very smooth, soft carbonation, not acidic at all. Just delicious. Could have drank this all day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Amber red appearance with a small white head. Sour cherry nose. Quite sour and tart cherry lambic flavor. Particularly sour cherries which inclines me to think that it’s made from Poudre Canyon cherries. Sour cherry finish. Pretty good but not elite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2010
(draft, sampled 3/3/10). Light cloudy ruby color. Spare off white head. Tart/sour aroma. Moderate tart/sour flavor, with light sweet cherry. Long duration. Moderate tart/sour finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.


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