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CooperSmiths Belgian Style Kriek Ale

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy red gold with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is cherry skin, oak, vinegar. Medium body, cherry, leather, acidic, very sour, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1366) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2015
Tap. Opaque amber red beer with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of cherries, hay, leather and apples. Flavor is sour with notes of cherries, hay, leather and apples. Well balanced.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clarkdvm (458) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Draft at brewery. Mild aroma. Mahogany color with slight head. Great sour. Canít say I notice cherry like other posters. Define tartness though. Best beer in Ft Collins thus far

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9262) - East 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 Iíve ever encountered at Coopersmithís, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cthomas2390 (228) - 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 itís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Concealer (1192) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brentfeesh (1208) - 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!

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