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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sour brown kriek made with Michigan sour cherries aged in oak barrels for over 2 years with a roselare yeast culture.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOLA_DK (286) - DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
Clear amber reddish brown, small head. Nice sour cherry aroma. Not very sour taste but wonderful long cherry aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Vintage 2010. Pours a reddish amber with a slight haze and an off-white head. Rather sour aroma, rather minerally with a little baking yeast showing. Medium body, very tart cherry notes, a Bretty edge and a very salty edge. Sour yeast culture doesn’t convince me it often comes out rather odd. 180212

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13913) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Good citric aroma, some vanilla, hint of cherry. Cloudy red colour, small white head. The flavour is citric with a little berry sweetness and a vanilla aftertaste.Good citric flavour, a bit much with the barrel notes. Lactic finish, a bit too drym I think.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11810) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, cherries, little caramel and a little dry. Flavour is malt, sour, cherries, little sweet, berries, little astringent, little vinegar, little tart and medium dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14207) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle @ Fastelavnssmagning 2012, Ulfborg. Pours cloudy red amber with bubbles on top. Sweet marzipan and cherries in the nose. Funky and tart fruity flavor. Berries and oak. Ends dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, berries and tart. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry finish. 180212

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14385) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sour berries, brett, caramel, fruits and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10592) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Small dense light beige head. Aroma of fruits, sourness, grape, Spice, berries. Flavour of berries, grape, sourness, Wood, Spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a grapish and Dry. Cheney note. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6338) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
22oz bottle .. pours a maroon tan .. . big bubbly head, spermy lacing .. . some cherry, a touch of raspberry and pits .. . pretty good stuff but needs a touch more to make it exceptional
.. . . yeah right! and grizzly adams had a beard!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brandonbrew (24) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Appearance- Pours a hazy and murky copper-bronze. A little bit lighter than the color of a standard brown beer bottle. A thin off white/light khaki colored head that for the most part fades fairly quickly. A small bit of head creates a circle in the glass around the edge that stays on and provides a slight lacing during the drink. Aroma- Malt sweetness and cherries are the first aromas I notice. Light vinegar and lactic sourness followed by hints of oaky vanilla. A slight breadiness on the nose. Taste- Upfront on the taste is cherry and a perfect amount of subtle malt sweetness. The Brett flavor works well with those 2 providing an almost brown sugar flavor (not brown sugar sweetness). Near the end I pick up an acidic red wine/sherry flavor. Not really the flavor I would get from an oxidized beer, but a true wine/sherry flavor. A vinegar and oak finish rounds out the sip. Overall- This is the first beer (besides my own) that reminds me of the old Liefmans Goudenband spirit. This beer is full of great balance. Even though there are tastes and aromas that come out first, Goose Island has done a fantastic job of keeping them all in check. There is not really one of the major components that vastly overshadows another. Usually I like to cellar a beer for sometime, but I believe this is one that you drink shortly after the release. The balance is so perfect, I think cellaring would turn a fantastic beer into just a good beer. To sum it up, this is an awesome beer that is very easy drinking, but somehow remains complex. I would recommend this beer to a novice or an experienced craft beer lover.


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