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Oceanside Ale Works Up A Kriek

Oceanside Ale Works Up A Kriek
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A barrel aged sour cherry Belgian blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2014
The bottle pours with a hazy deep copper body that supports a light tan head. The aroma offers up blueberry and raspberry fruity notes as well as mild malts and some mild grainy like malts. The taste begins with tart berry notes as well as more tartness that gets acidic at times. This has some pleasing blueberry to cherry like fruity flavors along with a decent load of tartness and acidic citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1003) - Vermont, USA - NOV 22, 2014
$11.99 for the 750 mL bottle purchased from El Cerrito (yes, that El Cerrito) last March. Thanks, Jazz! To cognac snifter, it pours a rusty umber-tinted brownish red with which a fluffy vanilla crčme head 1 and a half fingers in length stood. Had a webby and "runny" retention. Legs remained glued on each side of the glass which had definitely exceeded 10 minutes. Aromas of cherry-flavored cough suppressant, sidewalk chalk, dried lavender, unripe bush-picked raspberries, m cherries, apricot fruit leather, earl grey tea, golden raisins, cucumber, red delicious apples, plum skins, sweat, and pumpkin seeds. Tastes the same with the addition of rhubarb, candle wax, clementine zest, strawberry purče, wildflower honey, and acidulated malt. I disliked its herbal finish that tastedimmensely similar ike mugwort, dead lawn grass, and sorrel, for I thought it was going to be wonderfully tart-sweet smooth-sailing with this Oceanside rarity, but no. The mouthfeel was remembered as borderline angelic, however, the flavors just didn’t come together for me. Not an inexcusably awful brew, but worth the $11.99?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
In a two pack with a lambic. UNBELIEVABLE CHEERY AROMA....kind of cloudy...if you like cherries you will love taste. similar body and mouthfeel as thier lambic....chempagne like in dryness and carbonation but really sour. great brew with pork or summer hanging out.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThanksYeast (33) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
WOW great black cherry aroma...filled up kitchen. Got as a two pack with a lambik. very crehhy up front. light bubbly champagne like carbonation that assisted in the cherry aroma. first sip was predominatly the sour from the sour brew, then the cherry came through in the end. reminds me more of sour cherry beer from the states and not so much the brett sour kreiks from over the pond. Great summer beer when hangin in the heat.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
Ontape (364) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 Bottle. Medicinal aroma and flavor. Tastes like cough syrup. I hope something was wrong with this bottle. Two sips each and down the drain. Bad vibes lingered. Yuck.

UPDATE: Brewer contacted me after seeing this review and offered a possible explanation for what went wrong with my bottle. Kindly apologized and sent a bottle of a different sour plus a gift card for their brewery. I look forward to trying this one again and re-rating as I expect I had an off bottle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rightious1230 (14) - Escondido, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle share with another Oceanside beer. This one cherry lambic othe a unblinded lambic. Cherry aroma on this one was killer!!! Sour acid vinegar base with a sour cherry flavor busting through. A delicious brew for sure!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
First one to rate! Shared with fellow ratebeer friend. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cherries, wood, earthy, and very subtle funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, cherries, tart, wood, and an earthy note. It had a light feel on the palate with medium to low carbination. The flavor profile on this one was shooting hgh on cherries. Really good sour cherries. Right on the money for balance between sourness from brew to sourness from the cherries. Super crisp and flavor stayed with me for a while. Great brew at night or great beer for a hot day. Awesome!!!!!

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