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Oceanside Ale Works Up A Kriek

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
A barrel aged sour cherry Belgian blonde.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
750 ml bottle, light light red wine looking pour. Intense cherry aroma. More sour cherries than sweet cherries. Hints of oak in background. Initial palate sense is very sour and tart. Flavor is f the intense cherries followed. Pretty dry cleaners snider get the cherry flavors. The oak wine and funky Brett notes where not jettisoned by the cherries, they just floated around knowing your were drinking baking something aged. 2011 from label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Clownoisseur (374) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle courtesy of bytemesis, thanks Mike! I was pretty eager to see what the hype around this one was all about.... Upon opening, the aromas of artificial cherry flavors come pouring out.....pixie sticks, cherry cool-aid powder mix, maraschino, almonds....hints of barnyard, musty basement....some lingering tartness. Taste is pretty disappointing. It tasted like a watery cherry kool-aid with a light lacto backbone. Iím not even really sure what else to say here.....it just falls short in many ways. The base beer, a golden ale, is very thin. The artificial cherry flavors fade quickly in the mid-palate. A watery almond note hits in the backend. A light cherry tartness coupled with some light funk culminate in finish that doesnít really finish. Hate to be harsh on this one, but it did not meet my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
DYCSoccer17 (3509) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
750mL bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. 2011 Vintage. The aroma on this is impressive. Lots of sweet, fruity cherry. Almost too fruity and sweet...kind of like a fruit roll-up. Thereís just a hint of funk...lacto behind it. Pours a turbid reddy-brown color with essentially no head present. Starts with some cherry flavor, before this becomes fully of buttery diacetyl and horrible band aids in the middle. Sticky, sweet, just plain messy. There is slight tartness, but the last time I had something with this much diacetyl was when I didnít know better on the east coast and was drinking Shipyard. This is fucking awful, and I have no clue how this is rated so well. Just because something is sour, it doesnít mean it is a good sour. And this is definitely not a good sour.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luckylucy667 (41) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Dark orange red cloudy pour. Obviously cherries very refreshing cherries with crisp sour tart palate and flavor to balance out overwhelming cherries. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
750 ml bottle wax top wine like simple label. Big sour cherry aroma after popping top. Taste of a combination of beer/wine/champagne with cherries all over. One of my fav brews and styles. Has tartness and cherries and other fruity esters going on. Very complex with the fruits and sour beer stuff going on. Very dry and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (10198) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle... Pours cloudy and is a mingling of red and dirty orange with no head. This has one of the strangest aromas Iíve ever run across in a beer. Smells like Hawaiian Punch or some other brand of fruit punch. So strange and artificial, but not entirely unpleasant. Medium-bodied and watery with only a trace of carbonation. The flavor features a blend of sangria and fruit punch with an undercurrent of unsavory solvents and chemicals. Thereís some citric acidity and a modest measure of crusty bitterness in the lengthy finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
50belair (3023) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Pinkish/reddish pour with a white head. Funk and artificial cherry bouquet. Watery with loads of crappy artificial cherry and low brow barnyard notes. How in the hell is this a top 50 beer? I feel like Jamarcus Russel poured me a proper deuce of H-Town of sizzurp. This is terrible. Below average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ctipping (354) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass. Deep red and hazy. Almost no head. Smell is very strange. Does not smell like cherry. Artificial aroma of fruit punch and some chemical solvency. Taste is equally unpleasant. Lightly tart. Oak. Same fruit punch flavor that someone said was like Hawaiian Punch. Itís been a while since Iíve had that, but I think itís an apt descriptor. Low carbonation. Medium body. Not a pleasant beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
biggsbowler (568) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle - Pours cloudy yellow. Smells like cough syrup with purple drink. Taste is some nasty jolly ranchers mixed with kool-aid, very watery. Even if you can get through the vomit/dirty diaper smell, the taste is bland.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Champagne bottle. Pours very cloudy yeasty light red. Some carbonation no real head. Nose of black cherries and farmhouse essence. Taste of real sour tart cherries with a nicely balanced wine/cider character. Cherries carried through entire journey.

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