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RATINGS: 369   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2541) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 2012 bottle. Deep blood red body, thin pinkish head, spotty lacing. Tart cherries, moderate sweetness, oak, light yeast spice, some vinous notes. Medium bodied, smooth, gentle carbonation, lingering finish with a nice acidity. Quite nice.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Dark reddish brown with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, cherries, red wine, oak, funk. Tastes of big oak, dark fruit, cherries, funk, vinegar. Medium body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. Nice sour, I think I prefer this with a year to two on it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (659) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours a dark crimson. A foamy eggshell white. A sour funky nasty smell. A sour upfront super funky tart flavor. Extremely unique. Very tart and funky. A lot of vinegar sourness. A dark fruit like cranberry maybe some black cherry. Very good. Thanks HisBoyElroy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Cloudy brown with a white head. Aroma is funky barnyard straw, fermented cherries, and peach cobbler that sat in the sun all day. Taste is super tart cherry, red wine vinegar, sour candy, and some boot leather on the back end. World class sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (545) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap at Heidelberg for a Goose Island migration week tap takeover. Dark, dark ruby pour with a thin white head and almost no lacing. The aroma is bursting with sour cherries. There is a distinct sourness with it, but I love the cherry. The flavor is a little lore reserved. Definitely sour, and the Cherry isn't as pronounced. The mouth feel is a little thin, but nicely carbonated. The aftertaste doesn't hang around long but it's sour cherries definitely ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshwoodward (564) - - JUL 9, 2014
Had a glass at the Goose Island tasting at Heidelberg. Delicious, crisp, refreshing, sour, fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
Throws a near clear dark burgundy body, under a fully diminishing beige bubble head. Initila aroma is nutty, marzipan- like, quickly offset by a scent of sour cherries. Both lactic and acetic acids here. Easy on the palate for a sour. Medium body strenght. Taste is both fruity and malty. More fruity than malty maybe, with light sour-acidic cherries in th lead. Lingering cherries in the aftertaste. [ 1 pint 6. fl.oz botte, kindly provided by Travlr]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2311) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Shared 750 ml. bottle, poured to snifters showing a deep copper color, with a soft white layer of head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was fruity as grape & cherry, vinous-like, dry & tart, with a touch of non offensive, vinegary & tannic astringency. The taste was full blown sour, vinous notes, and dryness, with a pleasing, palate scrubbing nature. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Hansen & Zita for this bottle! Pours an hazy orange to brown with a beige head, aroma of wood, wine barrels, cherry, brett, some acidic notes, flavor is slightly sour with gluey tones, wood, cherries, medium to full bodied, Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6011) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
750ml bottle, thanks to caterwaul for sharing! Totally hazy amber orange red color. Thin off-white ring of head, a few dots of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, crisp, lighter carbonation. Very satisfying level of moderate to bigger sourness. Good bigger cherry flavor. Fantastic cherry sour.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10764) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark, possibly slightly ruddy, amber/brown. Beige/tan head. Sour cherry aroma. Good start that. Med body or better. Flavor is very tart, definitely somewhat sour, cherry. Closer to the best krieks than I’d ever have expected. Extremely delicious.


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