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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9925) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
Milchig trübes orange braunes Bier mit einer geringen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich fruchtig, kraut, reifes Obst, Karamell. Geschmack sehr sauer, kraut, reifes Obst, pelzig, gut.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (1259) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle at Leuven innovation festival. Murky orange/brown with small white head. Sour cherries, red berries, oak, grass, some funk, hay, cheese. Medium sour with very light underlying sweetness. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (3691) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
2012 bottle. For those of you following along, you know I don’t like sours. Some I can drink, like this one, "enjoy drinking" is not an accurate description. "Able to appreciate and willing to finish" is more accurate. This pours a muddy brown color out of the bottle with a very quick, fizzy beige head. Nose of sour cherries, red wine, and wet forest floor. The more I drink of this the more I’m willing to drink of it. The flavor is mostly sour cherries with a funky yeast and lots of moldy earth. I get the red wine barrel and lots of tannins. I also get some blood and old nickels. I guess by the end of the bottle you could say I liked this beer. But I still don’t like sours.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Great cherry and floral notes. Some funk and oak, pretty cherry and some sour dough bread. Very tart and crisp on back end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1103) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a burnt caramel color with fizzy white head. Tart, funk, sugar and fruit aroma and flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Tart and fruit finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bg80 (47) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
On bottle. Nice sour funky aroma. Deep cloudy reddish brown color with a little brown head, good fizz, no lacing. Classic mix of cherry sour and a little funk for depth. Nothing fancy, just a great Flemish red, with a crisp bite. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1446) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Aromas of funky, tart berries, vinegar, wine. Putrid light brown, minimal lasting head. Dry, sharp, tart, vinegar-like. Light-medium bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zickbeer_ye (334) - Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Aromas of sweet tart fresh cherries and light red wine. light white bubbly head and light brown opaque body. flavors of fresh tart cherry and wild yeast some minor wime notes. Very well balanced sweet and sour flavor. Crisp tart and refreshing on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2012 bottle, pours a murky copper with minimal bubbly off-white head. Aroma of funky sour fruit, awesome nose, fruity and musky. Taste falls a little short of the nose, but still really nice, slight sweetness, light carbonation, solid sour.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KoRoBeNiKi (57) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2015
From a bottle from Cafe Nadery Goose Island Takeover 2015. Aroma/smell: Cherries, wine, spice, floral notes, caramel, vinegar, a bit of oak but not too much. No trace of alcohol, pleasant. Appearance: Orange/gold with a white head, light and floaty, almost looks like wine-like. Taste: Tart sour cherries with a wine/vinous note in the back, background reminds me of some Rosé wines but more subtle. Tartness is never overpowering, refreshing end, no alcohol. Always a bit of sweet with some tartness but the tartness is more pronounced. Similar notes to the aroma but a bit more balanced. Almost seemed like it was going to be too tart. Very refreshing and extremely easy to drink. Totals: Appearance: 8.3/10 rounded down Aroma: 7.8/10 rounded up Taste: 9.5/10, rounded up, Palate 9.7/10, rounded up. total, 27/30, 4.5/5 Subnote: If this happens to be the best American Sour Cherry Kriek and it happens to be just OK compared to the best, I can’t wait to try even better versions from other breweries. For now, I love this...a lot. Can’t wait to try the good Cantillon/etc.


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