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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Sour cherries are plentiful in this brew, emboldened by citrus, brettanomyces and gum-drying tartness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy brownish mahogany.
-Mouthfeel is quite bubbly.
-Salted crackers are perceived here and there.
-Drinkability is relatively for the high intensity of flavor.
-Overall, the flavor profile could be better polished for it to enter the ’world class’ realm.

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Great sour ale with cherries. There is not much else i can discern, the oak smooths it out nice but still makes you pucker. Love it.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (1523) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Chestnut clear. Sour ripe berry nose, not really kriek-y, but red berry, malty hay. Palate cleansing body. Not too acidic, but just enough. Real nice. Tasty. Stuff.

-- rated with beerbasher

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2122) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle 65 cl, bottled on 10/01/2010. Pours dark reddish amber in color with a small bubbly head. Sweet cherries, some marzipan. Lovely aroma. Tart notes, light but sufficient. Some more sweeter elements appears later on.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (2807) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
65cl bottle @ Monk’s Wallingatan. Vintage 2010. Dark amber, white head. Cherries, wood, raspberries, vinegar in aroma. Cherry flavor, sherry notes, wood, tartness,long finish.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Come out of the tap an opaque chocolate brown with a fine-bubbled light tan head. Aroma has firm bourbon, malty and woody notes to it. Bourbon and sharp apple tones dominate the scrumptious flavor that has a nice caramel hint. Smooth, fairly firm mouthfeel is somewhat fizzy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (2676) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
From a bottle served at Church Key. Vintage 2010. Pours a clear light cola with a small off white head. Sour apple nose. Very mellow raisin and tart apple flavors. Almost no carbonation. Lingering tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle thanks to fatknitty. Pours a dark opaque reddish brown, with a small head. Classic kriek aroma, cherries with a lovely barnyard/cheese funk. Taste is sweeter than the aroma lets on, cherries and cherry pie filling up front with some good funk on the back end. Finish is tart and dry. Light-medium body, well carbonated. Very nice take on a Belgian Kriek.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (2572) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear bubbly reddish hazel, medium quickly dissipating beige head, some lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, lemon, funk. Flavor is light sweet, light tart with a dry finish. Some woody and vinous notes and a bit of acidity, but amazingly light for a 2 year aging. Light body, fizzy carbonation. Good, not great, sour ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Found at a bottle shop in the middle of nowhere. 2012. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Smell is fruity. Taste of cherries with some cinnamon. Tart and sour finish. Good not great


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