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RATINGS: 389   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2041) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Dark amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of woody malt, yeast, some caramel/vanilla, & sour fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, oak, sour dark fruit (notably cherries), and some vinegar; Finish is dry & sour/tart; Nicely balanced; Pretty good.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
keanex (1493) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2014
On tap.
Appearance: Brown body with a short tan head.
Aroma: Incredible aroma, big with cherry and red wine vinegar, hints of caramel.
Taste: Not as sour as the aroma indicates, but sour cherry is big with red wine vinegar through. Hints of tannins.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Great beer, I could drink way too much of this. Good amount of sour with a complex backing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft->snifter. Hazy brown with small offwhite head. Cherries, wood, vinegar. Pretty funky. This is good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sawbuck (359) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Nice complex aroma, barnyard yeast, spices, fruit. Nice brown color with hues of red. Complex favors highlighted by yeasty overtones. Pleasantly sour. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Cloudy ruby-brown color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of cherries, funky yeast and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of sour cherry, vinous oak and funky yeast. The finish is moderately sour with a tart cherry aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1773) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Reddish brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma and taste of sour cherry with vinegar and funk.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiiruBierBeer (221) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smell and taste of sour cherries. The cherries were significantly more pronounced in the newest 2014 release versus the 2012 release.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (516) - Delaware, USA - SEP 20, 2014
draft pour at fest in NJ...easily the highlight of the event..everything about this was phenomenal..good amount of carbonation..nose is cherry forward..taste is super smooth with tartness, sour action, real cherries, touch of the wood presence, all wrapped in one. Glad to try this without having to fork out big money to land a bottle...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1977) - California, 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 (2778) - 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 (6035) - 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.


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