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RATINGS: 382   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1953) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Hazy dark brown pour with a thin, off white head. Aroma of deep earthy funk, vinegar acidity, bread crust, fruity and flroal notes. Flavor is full of basement funk, light earth,green wood tartness, tart cherry skins, sweet floral notes and tart apples. Light, dry body with a slight puckering tartness and light carbonation. Delicious.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1875) - USA - SEP 12, 2014
Hazy reddish brown in color... Aroma of fresh cherries, red wine barrels, oak, tannins... Flavor is dark tannins, red wine barrel, dark cherries, vinegar notes... Super complex and nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/31/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart cherry, red grape, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, caramel, toast, musty funk, pepper, light leather, light vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, cherries, dark malt, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of tart cherry, red grape, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, caramel, toast, musty funk, pepper, light leather, light vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, red grape, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, caramel, toast, oak, vanilla, musty funk, light leather, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, cherries, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited wild ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, cherries, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on with the balanced acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (1610) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
textbook Oud bruin. Kinda surprised me with its presentation. Lots of oak, funk and cherries, but definitely more Flanders than kriek. The best gi beer not named bourbon county or king Henry. Fantastic sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1522) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Draft. Pours light brown with a small head. Nose is woody with some subtle dirt spiciness. Flavors similar to La Folie, with some tartness and woodiness. Tart and tasty like a great Flanders Red. Would drink copious amounts if I found bottles.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalumeaux (57) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Sweet aroma and smoothe mouth feel with hints of cherry and oak, very slight aftertaste of alcohol snd slightly sour finidh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (669) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle thanks to Nick. Pours mahoghany with a touch of off white head. Aroma is oak, cherry, acetic. Flavor follows nose. Tart, lemony finish with a touch of raisin. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1426) - - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Dark cloudy ruby with a thick off white head. Aroma is vinous with tons of tart cherry. Taste follows and adds some oaky sweetness and vinegar. Full sticky mouthfeel with moderate carb and a long finish. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (305) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a brown red with good sized beige head. Aroma is cherry, heavy oak & wood, funky sock, yeast, vinegar. Taste is much of the same, acidic and tart throughout. Medium body with lively carbonation. 2012 vintage bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2816) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2014
The aroma is oak, sour cherries. The appearance is deep red, thin head. The flavor is sour cherry, oak, vanilla. The finish is tart cherry. Nice example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewMichaelZ (61) - - AUG 5, 2014
Poured into a tulip at Good Life. Deep mahogany with a foamy off-white head that quickly drops off. Sour cherry acidic notes on the nose hint at the crisp flavors below. High carbonation reminiscent of champagne. Decidedly dry with a sharp finish of lingering cherry bitter-sweetness. Certainly a unique brew and the time spent in the bottle has served it well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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