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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5332) - Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
bottle share at hill farmstead, goose island crushes another one out of the park .Those lightly tart notes and a side flavor to the intense cherry and oak characteristics/

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (2869) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Pours a red- brown color into my bruery tulip. Aroma of vinegar, cherries and Brett. Taste follows the nose, Brett is more present that other takes on this style. Sour but not overpowering. Cherries are amazing at the end of the taste. Smooth and delicious, no alcohol burn present. Great Sour!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3789) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Bottled. Pours clear copper amber with a small off-white head. Nose of sour cherries and vanilla notes. Sweet/sour flavor with cherries and citrussy notes. Medium bodied, watery to creamy texture and soft carbonation. Ends up tart. I’ a big fan of either cherries or sour ales, but this one I think is pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Thanks to lurchingbeast for sending me this bottle. Pours a  dark golden ruby color with burnt orange edges and a one finger off white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind. Funky barnyard aroma with lots of vinous fruit and prominent barrel, giving off strong notes of oak and vanilla.  Lots of cherry and other dark fruits.  Plenty of bugs and funk. Medium body which is dry, very tart and puckering with lots of earthy funk, oak barrel and sweet fruit.  Prominent tart dark cherry but still sweet with lactic funk.  Subtle acetone presence at first that becomes a bit overpowering with a powerful, lingering vinegary/solvent finish.  A bit harsh on the acidity but decent amount of sweetness and oak countering things.  This had the potential to be a lot better but the acetic solvent character is just too strong for my liking. 

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 8, 2012
22 oz bottle via trade. Murky reddish/brown with a small off white head. Aroma of sour pie cherries, funky banyard, vinegar and wet wood. Flavor is very sour, lots of vinegar and acid with some cherry and graham cracker malt. Medium to light body with lively carbonation and a bone dry mouth feel. Nice sour, fruit beer, although not for someone new to sours, this one is really sour.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours a clear ruby colur with a small beige head. Aroma is cherries, sour, wood, red wine, basement. Taste is similar, with cherries, wood, blasamic vinegar, dust. Definitely sour, almost mouth puckering. Finish is acidic and full of red berries. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall, this really smells and taste like a sort of blend of Rodenbach Grand Cru and a Kriek. Amazing, truly amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle 650ml vintage 2010 @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, vinegar, sour cherries, oak and vanilla. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium sour with a long well balanced sour finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Bottled. Slightly hazy amber colour, small head. Aroma is sour wood, fruits and quite tart. Flavour is tart berries, wood and some mild yeastyness. Rather mouthdrying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2012
65cl, Vintage 2010, exclusive American brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex sour Kriek, sour/fruity and slightly woody/vinous, balanced, clear, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
pours a faded hazy mahogany red with a foamy looking bubbly head. The nose is ok, fair bit of oak with light vanilla and cherry as a moderate acidity and sawdusty Brett. Flavor is similar. Decent acidity in the finish, cherries are light and the oak is still most prominent with a fair bit of vanilla. Light body, assertive carbonation, semi dry finish and assertive but nice sourness. Decent, drink closer to room temp. Balanced but a touch flabby.


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