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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Monks Uncle Tripel that was fermented with Brettanomyces yeast, along with the addition of 60 pounds of local organic Bing cherries per cask that were added at the peak of Washington State cherry season in June 2009. Since then, the cuveé has been aging in Washington State Cabernet wine casks. XXX Kriek will be available on draft at the pub and at Brouwers Sour Beer Festival during Seattle Beer Week 2010.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Denver rare beer Pints for Prostate. no head. Aroma of cherries and sugar are all over this one. Flavors go oak, wine and yeast all big and tough. I dont know if this is fore me. It seems flat and wild. This one might be to bad to the bone for my fruit beer tastes. But very interesting. Huge flavors.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2177) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2010
sample @ the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II on 9/17/10. orange pour with a light head. cherry, Brett nose, on the lighter side - maybe the glass... wish they had snifter tasting glasses... medium body with lots of Brett and some dark cherries... tart throughout. dry, tart finish... overall a nice sour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2010
on tap at brouwer’s for sour fest ’10. clear red color, vinegary aroma with a vodka like alcoholic taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Really glad I got to try this one. On tap at the Brouwer’s sour ale fest 2010. Pours a ruddy brown - totally opaque and muddy, with a small pinkish-tan head. Lemon, orange and cherry on the nose. Tons of cedar, and slightly earthy - this is almost like getting a whiff of a good scotch while sitting in a sauna. Plenty of hops, too - like a fruit beer blended with an American red or IPA. It has a bitter back end, and is certainly an Americanized version of the style(s), but it’s interesting, and tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (6053) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2010
On tap at Sour Fest in Seattle. Pours a red hue with almost no head. The aroma is spicy banana, cherries, oak. The flavor is mostly Belgian Strong Ale-like; sweet malts, banana, light cherries. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
draft at brouwers sourfest. pours burgundy and murky with no head or lace. mild tart cherry nose. creamy medium body, fairly flat. woody, mild cherry mid palate. slightly fruity lingering finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Cask at WA Belgianfest. Pours claret with no head. You could smell the cherries from two booths away. Cherries and sugar are the prominent aromas. Bing cherries, oak, wine and yeast in the taste. Palate is a bit flat but that’s the cask I’m sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Cask at Belgianfest. Pours a somewhat hazed red brown with a small head. Lots of cherry and lemony sourness on the aroma, plus a little brett funk. In the flavor, the wood and wine notes come through strongly and there’s little perceptible sourness. The earthy, funky brett comes through well alongside the wood. Very tasty, though I think I would have liked it even more if the cherry and sourness had come through stronger on the flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
t4h2c0 (90) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
pours a dark red, with minimal head with small bubbles thanks to the cask from the bar top. Aroma of cherries, red wine, and oak. Slightly tart and bitter but NOT SOUR AT ALL!!! This beer was a disappointment. It was very unbalanced and with a clash of flavors. Strong cherry taste with a red wine backbone. Lingering oak flavors with an unpleasant bitter tea-like aftertaste. Not very good on the palate. I did like the beer a little better about halfway through but overall this beer is not well done in my opinion. Pike has gone seriously downhill in the past few years. Please step it up Pike, cutting corners does not work!!!!!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Cask at Naked City. Slightly hazed/murky cherry brown, but more on the red cherry side and a small film of a faint ruby tinted head. Nose is slightly sweet, tart and funky. The first thing that hits me is the huge pressence of cab...really rich and jammy, with notes of dark cherry, fleshy cherry pit, slight Brett that gives off hay, wet blanket, and chalk...all being very mellow. Up front it is winey and cherry jam...then moves into wet old oak chips, with wooly blanket. Interesting experiment here and on paper I was really stoked. However, the wine is way over the top and the cherry is lost.


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