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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A sour brown kriek made with Michigan sour cherries aged in oak barrels for over 2 years with a roselare yeast culture.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomas15 (683) - USA - JAN 19, 2013
Aroma is distinctly acidic vinous cherry with ample funk and some dryness. Dark brown with a garnet red hue and tan head. Aroma also continues to suggest other fruits. Apricots and peaches come through in the acidity. Taste is refreshingly light, light but noticeable carbonation, really perfect in that respect. Sour with cherry andp acidic and vinous aspects. Definitely some barrel in play. I gotta say that this is top notch.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (257) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a brown red with good sized beige head. Aroma is cherry, heavy oak & wood, funky sock, yeast, vinegar. Taste is much of the same, acidic and tart throughout. Medium body with lively carbonation. 2012 vintage bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2774) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2014
The aroma is oak, sour cherries. The appearance is deep red, thin head. The flavor is sour cherry, oak, vanilla. The finish is tart cherry. Nice example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewMichaelZ (60) - - AUG 5, 2014
Poured into a tulip at Good Life. Deep mahogany with a foamy off-white head that quickly drops off. Sour cherry acidic notes on the nose hint at the crisp flavors below. High carbonation reminiscent of champagne. Decidedly dry with a sharp finish of lingering cherry bitter-sweetness. Certainly a unique brew and the time spent in the bottle has served it well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1261) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2012 version, 22oz. Trade rew. Pours a deep mahogany color with a small off white head. Aromas of cherries mixed with dry red wine, some oak. Tast is sour and off dry. Flavors of oaked cherry jam with a touch of a wine spritzer thrown in. Carbonation is medium. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Very oaky, not extremely puckering, just moderately sour. I don’t know, it’s ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours clear amber with thin head. The nose is sweet fruits, sour fruit skin, light funk. The taste is salt water, fruit, light funk. Medium prickly mouthfeel. 3.7

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (723) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Healthy sample pour of deeper hazed brown with off white head. Nose is tart an deep malty/fruit. Balsamic and soy like a flemish. Flavor is bright and funky, tart and cherry fruit. Funky and interesting. Horse blanket? Not a bad beer at all, definitely enjoyable but not glass after glass.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Appearance: cloudy medium brown, with reddish edges, and a creamy light tan head. Aroma: big nose of sour cherry, some old wood, lactic funk, and balsamic vinegar, with a whisper of nuts. Taste: brightly tart, with big notes of sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, a hint of green apple and leather. Finish: dry, slightly chewy and herbal, with a lingering sour vinous tartness. Notes: Very bright and extremely sour, even for the style. On draft at Birch and Barley.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Dark reddish brown with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, cherries, red wine, oak, funk. Tastes of big oak, dark fruit, cherries, funk, vinegar. Medium body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. Nice sour, I think I prefer this with a year to two on it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (698) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours a dark crimson. A foamy eggshell white. A sour funky nasty smell. A sour upfront super funky tart flavor. Extremely unique. Very tart and funky. A lot of vinegar sourness. A dark fruit like cranberry maybe some black cherry. Very good. Thanks HisBoyElroy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (555) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Cloudy brown with a white head. Aroma is funky barnyard straw, fermented cherries, and peach cobbler that sat in the sun all day. Taste is super tart cherry, red wine vinegar, sour candy, and some boot leather on the back end. World class sour.


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