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Oceanside Ale Works Up A Kriek

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 4.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A barrel aged sour cherry Belgian blonde.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2372) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma: Cranberry, Mildly Tart Cherry Appearance: Reddish/Mildly Brown, Passes Mild Light, Slightly Off White Thick Head, Solid Lacing Taste: Cherry, Cranberry, Mild Fruit Punch Mouthfeel: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying, Mildly Tart

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Cherry cherry and more cherry. Behemoth cherry aroma from a real super carbonated brew. No head but super biggie carbonation of tiny bubbles that brought out tart cherries. The flavor matched with a incling of rustic oak and cellar wet grass hay notes. Super dry super great cherry and raspberry finish. I do not like cherry flavored beer generally but other side of coin I love cherry lambic, due to added funk as you all say.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
721Lance (60) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Had at brewery by The Draft in Oceanside, light red orange color. Incredible dark sweet bing cherry aroma. Firm slightly sweet initial flavor, then a tart sour nite from the soured beer that balanced so well with the addition of cherries. Some oak and pine notes and wonderful wee little bubbles with no head but nothing but cherry effervescence. Finished very Chardonnay dry.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ventanas83 (20) - - FEB 17, 2015
Cloudy dark orange garnet. Bottle conditioned from sediment I guess. Cherry aroma is fantastic, nose blowing, cherry bomb. Flavor is equal as big in cherry with cherry skin tartness. Very light in mouthfeel. Very very dry and light carbonation. Finished with the typical awesome funk found in the best krieks. Brett, barnwood, wet lumberyard. Excellent kriek.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle sour share...750ml of pure cherry essence. It’s so big in cherry aroma with some funky wood. Taste of super super tart lambic type cherry. The meld between sour funk and cherries was almost perfect. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (163) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle pour split at home, brought this one back from CA with me for a friend, lemon orange color pour, strong sour aroma filed with cherry, taste like it was aged in a cherry juice barrel, basically gives off a woody cherry taste. pretty good sour.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (992) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2015
750 mL capped and waxed bottle. Thanks Tcon for picking this up! Pours an orange color with a huge foaming head. Big sweet red cherry aroma from a distance. Filled the room. Great stuff. Flavor is really tart up front. A lot of sour cherry flavor, as expected. Some sweeter fruit as well. A little strawberry. Lingering sour fruit flavor forever. Never had heard of these guys, but will look into them now. Solid sour. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CousinBrenden (61) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Had lambic..had to get this..,super big lively carbonation, champagne like...a little too much for me but brought out huge huge cherry aroma. Bing black cherry aroma...filled room...flavor was equal. Carbonation helped with the cherry tartness. Slight oak funk. Cherry over powered everything. Will love to try it as Brett infects it more. I love cheery so this was a huge winner.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtticusReasor3 (11) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Sample at brewery. Spouse loved it. Super big huge bing cherry aroma...I’d give it eleven on aroma if I could. Cherry mango flavor was equally as huge. Slightly over carbonated for style but never the less excellent one of greatest cherry funks I have had.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
McCarty23 (11) - Vista, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Not a big sour fan but had this on tap at brewery and it blew up on cherry. And I love cherries. So hence they high rating. Only down dude it was really carbonated, but that may have brought out aroma. Somewhat light in body but it did make it drinkable not like some cherry syrup brews. Really really good!


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