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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Kriek lambic blended from three different aged kriek beers up to 2 years old. Aged in Woodcut barrels.


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomas15 (682) - USA - JAN 31, 2013
Aroma is raspberry funk bus.. sour.raspberry body. Beautiful raspberry body.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
750ml from Papago. Pours a clear cranberry red with zero head. The nose is tart cherries, vanilla and light lacto. The taste is sour raspberries, unripe cherries, earthy funk and woody vinegar. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Nice. 3.7

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Appearance: clear pour (initially) the color of sparkling grapefruit juice; quickly vanishing, fizzy pink head; extremely active carbonation jets rising like a reverse rainstorm, feeding a small puddle of fizzy bubbles on the surface. Aroma: brightly tart, with sour cherries and raspberries, a bit of pomegranate, nice oaky notes, with a low undertone of brett and worn leather. Taste: cherries and raspberries up front, sweet, tart and sour, with some light chocolate, vanilla, wood, and herbal notes. Finish: lightly dry, with a lingering, delicately sharp sour note that scrubs the tongue, leaving only a hint of stone fruit and a longing for the next sip. Notes: Gone all too quickly. A magnificent beer. Reminiscent flavor and aroma profile of a Rodenbach Grand Cru, but with a lighter, tarter, sharper body. Wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle share at RBAG. Pour is pink with minimal white head. Aroma is nice Brett funk, sour tart cherries, and some light sweetness. Taste is prickly carbonation, mild tartness up front, followed by some cherry fruit sweetness, finish is slight acidic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1629) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle share at Proof. Deep amber pour with virtually no head. Aroma of cherry, lactic acid, cheese funk, oak and citrus. Flavor is sour cherry and dark fruits, lactic acid, sharp sourness throughout with underlying caramel malts and sweetness. Pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1342) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a hazy pink color with light and very fizzy head. Oak, tartness, light fruits, funk, and more wood on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very tart and dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (1022) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
August 24th, 2012 - Here’s a treat: a special indulgence to mark the last evening of my summer vacation, to conclude my stay with my family back home, and a kick-off before returning to a strict and stringent ketogenic diet. With a special kind of affected reverence, I poured the Friek into my favorite glass (which has not nor will travel with me for fear of breaking it), revealing a brew with a blushing peach color, and little to no head. There’s a moment of alarm as I consider the possibility that the beer has gone flat, but I see enough bubbles in the body to assuage myself. I don’t have to crane my head too far to take in the aroma - the dominant note is an oak sourness that reminds me of some of the heavier Belgian brews my old roommate and I used to sip with relish back in Colorado. Lighter touches of rose, vanilla, sour cherry, and some dark chocolate shavings decorate the central pillar of sourness and pungent wood like a pagan decoration. On the taste I catch more ripe raspberry than I did on the nose, and a lighter, brighter cherry flavor swells and takes on more prominence. Overall, the flavor of the Friek begins very quiet and placid, ramping up as the sourness and oak burn kick in, and then bringing in a cornucopia of little sweet fruit flavors. After that, it’s a quick drop from the cacophony of tastes, leaving a low, exhausted oak note and a lumbering, deep, mashed raspberry and cherry taste to contrast with the earlier, brighter fruit notes. In the case that you couldn’t tell from the above, this is a powerful beer drinking experience. Each sip brings the drinker on a roller coaster loop of flavors and tastes, replicating the peak and drops. This is a fruit beer worth splurging on, and a worthy way to end a relaxing vacation home with the family.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3105) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
750 ml partagée avec rodenbach99. Un liquide qui me semble être rouge. Une absence de tête mousseuse. Un nez de framboises, de petits fruits rouges aigres et de barrique qui transpire la noix de coco. Simple mais ô combien efficace. Des saveurs agréables, il va sans dire. Mes papilles aiment le profil acidulé/acide et la capacité lactique de cette bière dite sauvage. En bouche, un liquide mince qui est cependant bien gonflé par les bulles. La finale est aussi bien plaisante, simple et efficace avec un fruité qui assèche la totalité de ma bouche. Facile à boire et facile à aimer. J’ai bu mon verre en 4 ou 5 gorgées.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3138) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Une grosse bouteille bue avec Patrick. Un liquide œil de perdrix qui ne mousse pas. Un nez de fruits, de cerises, de framboise et de notes sauvages. En bouche les fruits dominent, une sorte de bonbon acide, simple et avec un peu de coco.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
750ml bottle, cellared for 18 months. Pours a lively, champagne style bubble fest, with a hazy pinky, orangey amber pour. Lively head quickly disappears to nothing. Sour, tart fruity, funky, woody, sweaty, barnyard, leathery aromas. Puckering sour, fruity, acidic, funky, sweet flavours. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation Finish is bitter, sour, dry & long.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mverity (265) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle share at Proof. Rosy pink in color with only the thinnest of collars, and no head present. Aroma is fruity (more raspberry than cherry) and tart/dry yeast. Taste is sour cherry, a slight raspberry, but mostly just sour and not well balanced. Light body, low carbonation and tongue puckering from the tartness.


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