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Lost Abbey Cable Car Kriek (2011)

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Bottles on release day at Toronado SD. Beautiful hazy rosey red color with a thick, fine light pink head and ample carbonation. Ripe cherries, barnyard, and soft oak on the nose with distinct sour notes. The flavor really pops on the palate with excellent sourness, complex funky animal fermentation characteristics, and a hint of nuttiness in the long finish. At once both fresh and deeply complex with precise balance. This is one of the best new releases from The Lost Abbey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar tasting 2015. thanks a lot to fux for sharing! this was a fun time opening, hearing the rumors that it suppose to be a pretty gusher, opened above the sink, slight gusher. but havenít lost that much beer. the beer settles into a hazy dark pink to more orange colour, with a more of a white head instead of pink. nose is a mixture of sweet and sour cherries, with a slightly overpowering note of cinnamon and a lot of cherry pits. itís way more sweet as i was expecting. getting more acid tart notes as itís starting to breath. combined with some oak notes, old dusty funk, and sweet cherrie pie, taste has sweet cherries, slightly citrus, cinnamon, with a way more clearer note of acid compared to the nose. sweet charry marmalade, oak, and some vinegar tartness and leather aswell. mouthfeel is a bit carbonated but not overwelming. itís still very fruit forward, and i think the age has given this beer a more sweet and cinnamon flavor to it. wich i really like. compared to the veritas 12 this one wasnít sour lactic at all! cable car kriek is just an outstanding beer, but in the end itís canít compare to a belgian lambic. but for me itís indeed a lot better compared to the regular cable car. and in the end iím just really thankful that i had the chance to try this rare beer! from which i never had the idea i would ever try this one! thanks again for sharing guys

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (8485) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015 thanks to Fux. Pours cloudy amber brown with a small off white head. Aroma of tart cherries, dusty funk, spicy notes and cinnamon. Flavour is light sweet and moderate sour. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall a great beer, not worth the value of course, itís a US sour thatís as good as the Belgian classics. Impressive, and very pleased to have tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (7186) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pink orange with large frothy white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing, chunks of cherry floaties. The aroma is strong cherry skin, oak, spice. Medium mouthfeel with strong cherry skin, light funk, oak, jammy, light cinnamon spice, lingering tartness, easy to drink, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2014
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, thx alot to Kristian and Udo for sharing!, very complex sour Kriek, fruity/sour and slightly woody/spicy/sweet, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet not worth all the hype!, íSincere gratitude to my German friends for sharing this epic experience with me!í

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours cloudy and straw-colored with a rose tint and a small, fizzy, white head. The aromatics are very earthy, tannic and woody with light components of cinnamon and cherry. Full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. The flavor is a fantastic, fruity, sweet-tart experience. A huge cherry character is acccompanied by light woodiness, mild earthiness and a terrific balancing act involving loads of sweet fruitiness, maltiness and fairly sharp, clean acidity. Finishes crisp, fruity and tart. A big pat on the back to the entire South Florida Crew for pooling our resources in order to land this world class white whale. It did not disappoint!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (580) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle - pour a light murky red. Nice sour cherry aroma with some funk. Tart, a little acidic with cherries and a little grassy taste. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Snifter pour at Eclipse release party. Aroma and flavor was cherry and a tart, peach/apricot yogurt aspect. Both CC and CCK seem similar. CCK may be slightly better, but I didn't have them side-by-side, so... Anyway, excellent beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10313) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Had this very hortly after a cantillon kriek. They didnít have hte same characteristics, this had a plastic note..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Clean crisp fresh cherry and light raspberry yogurt parfait. Soft lactic sourness is pleasant. Dry. Refreshing. Quite drinkable. Tasty easy drinking clean well balanced sour fruit ale from america.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Smells juicy - tons of cherries, a little cinnamon, a touch of funk. Finishes with a touch of acetic acid/acetone. Despite rumors of explosive bottles, this one poured out just fine. Rose-Orange with a touch of foam that quickly faded. Taste is more complex than the nose. Cherries dominate - juicy and jammy with a light lemony finish. Light feel, medium carb. One of the better American wilds Iíve had.

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