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RATINGS: 389   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4096) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2012
2010 bottle. Pours a deep red orange with one finger of off-white head. Very nice aroma, lots of pie and tart cherry notes. Very well defined cherry character with lots of acidity and a light acetic character. Bright and aggressive acidity with lots of caramel and cherry. Light tannic character. Medium body and lots of acidity. Boss.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with an off white head. Aroma is cherries, sour, oak and funk. Flavor is light sour sour cherries, oak and funk. Medium to light bodied with light carbonation. Has a nice sweet and tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orourke (17) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
From a bottle poured into globe glass. Iím not a sour beer lover, but this one was drinkable for me - still hurts my teeth though... Very nice sour cherry flavor, not unlike a typical Belgian Lambic only a little more sour. No "expired orange juice" sour flavor present. Although probably wonít drink again because itís unbelievably expensive - about $14 / pint bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1886) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2012 December 20, 2011, bottle from Heritage. Semi-opaque brown with some head, sour cherry aroma, sweet and tart cherry with some wood in taste, kind of like a sweettart. Really good and I am not a sour guy at all. Bottled 10/1/10 1456.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6833) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Nice dirty orange pour with a small creamy head. Aroma is tart cherry and a touch of wood. Medium palate with decent weight. Taste is tart cherry, somewhat sour, and a touch of wood. A little bit spritzer like as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
In short: An oaky cherry beer that is unfortunately overly vigary. Decent sipper
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed 10 months after bottling date (oct 2010 vintage). Bottle sent to me by FullObs, thanks a lot Brett
The look: Partlially cloudy dark amber body topped by a small off-white ring of foam
In long: Nose is a bit musty, soaked oak and some cherries. The cherry component of the aroma is not the sour cherries I was expecting, it was more like standard regular grocery store red cherries. Taste is fairly dry, cherry pit, barnyard character, wet oak, a bit papery, tannins, cherry skin, some sour cherries, vinegar notes, . The acetic acid flavor overwhelms the fruity sourness character. Finish is harsh, astringent and acidic. Overall this was a nice sipper, not something that encourages big sips despite the relatively low 6% abv. Because it uses sour cherries I was hopping for something along the line of Cascade Sang Royale but the two donít even seem to be related from the third cousin. A nice sipper but not fruity enough and a bit too vinegary/acidic to be considered very good. Madame Rose is good, but not very good.

Roses are red
Violet are blue
Madame Rose is also blue
And if you tell anyone Iíll strangle you too

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeSammy (543) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2011
I wish I could find a few more bottles of this to age for a few years. "Hot" carbonation profile that could benefit from a few years in the cellar. REALLY enjoyable beer. Very cherry heavy in flavor, seltzery finish. Heavily carbonated. Jodie: "so easy to drink"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1465) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2012 Sampled at the Saint Louis Ratebeer Gathering into tulip glass. 2010 vintage (but aged two years at that point, so presumably 3 years old now.) Poured a hazy reddish-copper color with thin but persistent beige head. Aromas of grain, bread, some toast, sour cherries, wood, powerful yeast esters. Flavors of mild barley with hearty helping of caramel malts, fine cherry cordial. Lots of fermentation fruit, spice, clove and pepper in the flavor as well. Light body. Effervescent, spritzy, sour mouthfeel. Lasting finish. Delicious. TASTED AGAIN 11/3/12: Even tastier than I remembered: great sour with cherry and oak wine barrel essence, great use of Brett. Tart, balanced, well-concealed alcohol, downright delicious. Reminded me somewhat of Lost Abbey Red Popy Ale, one of my favorite sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (2684) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Sampled at the St. Louis RB gathering. It poured a clear amber color with a large tan head. The aroma was slightly sour with cherries and a backing note of funk and oak. The flavor was light sour cherries as well. A very good beer to reach the 600 mark.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5042) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Sampled at the st. Louis rayebeer gathering. This pours tea colored. No head. A sour nose. Yeast, tart cherries, wood, and sourness. This is not funky or vinegry. An interesting sour and a good one.

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