kevinator (1432) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good sour, but more wild than sour. I had this on cask (firkin), which I believe was an added benefit. The aroma was sour cherry but not vinegar as some of these can seem. Nice dark ruby color with no head. Smooth and oily palate with zero carbonation. Nice mix of fruit and malt. Very little alcohol presence. At times seemed a little dry. Good job.
Erzengel (5638) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to Rian! Nice fresh sourish nose. The beer starts dry, fruity sourish with a nice fresh sourish with hints of mould. Hints of vinegar acid, fresh-sourish, a bit artificial cherries. Sourish red fruity aftertaste. Nice.
ThirstyBird (2220) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Jwale73!! Pours a hazy rubine red with a large light pink head. The smell is oak, funk, raspberry seeds, cherries. The taste is tart red fruit, seeds very dry aftertaste with oak lingering. Light in body with active, fine carbonation.
Koelschtrinker (13105) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruchtig säuerlicher, holzig trockener Antrunk. Später süßlicher und etwas künstlich, feinperlig, die Fruchtigkeit bleibt angenehm. Trocken süßes Ende. 10/10/11/11/10/11
jrob21 (2934) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at 4th of July. Solid one here. Good body from the wood. Good fruit from the fruit and good sourness from the yeast. All working together really well to create a pretty decadent drink. Bit of an acidic finish but nicely so.
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber at GGW 2015. Hazy gold with a white head. Tart tannins and wood. Light barnyard and sour.
jbuskirk (684) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Born at a time when few American brewers were brave enough to create beers with wild yeast, Friek is a modern classic. Compared to many of the sour funk bombs and tart Lambics in circulation, Friek is a smooth, fruity ale thanks to its blending and barrel aging. Aroma presents raspberry and subtle cherry-soaked wood. Taste has the sweetness of raspberry and cherry with a bit of oak and citrus. Body is fizzy and acidic but doesn’t have the vinegar sharpness of some Sour/Lambic types. Despite its kinky name, Friek goes down easy.
HuskerTan (981) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Sour, subtle cherries, oak, slight funk.
A- Cranberry color, clear liquid, minimal head.
T- Sour, tart, subtle dark cherries, oak, funk, effervescent, champagne.
P- Medium body, average texture, high carbonation, sour effervescent finish.
O- The cherry and raspberries are very subtle here. It’s almost like drinking champagne with such high carbonation. Some notes of oak and plenty of tartness.
Blairgus (3390) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
18 May 2015, bottle. rosy orange, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is tart cherry and cherry pits. thin and fizzy. has some wine characteristics, moderately tart and fizzy to boot, cherry is noticeable but i think it is blended with another fruit or muted in some way. maybe the wood aging mellows it out. pretty good!
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, hazy red amber color, lots of sweet and sour raspberries, nice sour earthy rust , good balanced finish
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like a sour red. Taste is mild sour red with faint berry notes. No carbonation. Old bottle, possibly one of the first few batches.
New batch: Much more fruit in the new batch. This batch actually has some carbonation.