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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


JoelMiler's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoelMiler (13) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2012
what can i say? it is certainly a cherry forward beer. 2012 bottle poured with a reddish hue. cherry scent, with plenty of cherry tartness, but, not so much you weren’t still enjoying a nice belgian. keeping a couple bottles to try next year with a new vintage.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Pours a murky brown color with white-ish colored head. Tart, cherry, brown ale aroma. Tart, cider, vinegar dominance, with a nice malty under-body. Tart cherry is quite evident throughout. Notes: 2012 bottle opened in June 2015

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (610) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Braun, kupferfarbem. In der Nase Balsamico, Kupfer, Säure, baruner Zucker, Kirschen. Am Gaumen Säure, Zitrus, leicht metallisch, brauner Zucker, Grapefruit, sehr sauer, süffig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3609) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2015
750ml bottle thanks to rich for his more then one bottle contribution tonight finally. Pours out a muddy burnt orange topped with a small head. Nose is sweet tart sour and lots of berries cherries. Taste is more of the heavy tart sour and berries cherry. Rich you are the best for sharing your beer with me I love YOU. -#$&@*(

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boisebeerguy (102) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2015
2014, 750 ml. Bottle from Belmont station in Portland. Thanks Rich. Pretty good kriek.+_! (₩_#

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival, thanks for sharing! Mouth wrecking sour, but so damn tasty. Just like Halia, I love this one. Cherries, oak, sour citrus, awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marthares (53) - - MAY 26, 2015
One of the nicest beers tasted at Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Pours hazy reddish light brown, the nose immediately perceives something between sour, funk, and ripe red fruits; taste is strongly acid (which is nice), notes of vanilla and red berries; nice full cherry aftertaste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (2134) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
sample from bottle at LIBF, poured an dark amber red colour with a tanned looking head. nose of artificial cherries, caramel sweetness, vanilla, malts, lactose, vinegar sourness, sour cranberries, wood notes, wildly carbonation, funk, more red fruits coming true in the ending, sour fruit, surprisingly good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1391) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
light beige head. redbrown colour. aroma is lots of cherries, krieken, vanilla, glue, cherrie pits/almonds/cinnamon. taste like aroma, citric acid, dry and fruity finish. quite well balanced. medium body and carbonation. bottle @ LIBF ’15

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle sample @ Leuven Beer Innovation 2015, shared with the RB Belgian crew. Cuivrée sur un léger trouble, col blanc. Arôme est fruité très prenant au niveau des cerises-griottes, rétro-nasal boisé de chêne et une petite note aigrelette. Palais est léger avec un très beau profil fruité aigrelet et suret de cerise. Le tout se mélange superbement à des notes boisées qui ajoutent un note sèche en fin de bouche. Retrouve également une touche épicée du bois. Une chouette découverte, belle balance entre fruité et acidulé qui rivalise avec les grands noms du paysage belge.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3230) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Flemish ’oud bruin’ style kriek with stable, sticky, off-pinkish head and hazy burgundy colour with bright ruby hue. Lots of sour cherries in the nose, some vanilla tannins and wood, fruit yoghurt, vague hint of caramel, lemony touch; soft sour taste, very fruity with tons of sour cherries again, sour cream lactic acidity, medium carbo, fruit and lactic sourness softening in the end, where a caramelly malt sweetness turns up; finish is a mixture of the initial, drying sourness, the malt sweetness and drying woody tannins. Quite a nice and genuine example of this particular style, but I personally do not think it is already at the same level as e.g. Liefmans Cuvée Brut, to which this is clearly closely related - but nevertheless very close, I have to admit.


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