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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A very intense Belgian style sour cherry beer. Packed with whole tart cherries for a HUGE mouth-filling flavor. This is NOT a typical ’flavored’ beer, rather, the fruit is used in such a way to create a traditional albeit unique beverage.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Stopped by the brewpub and looked forward to getting this one. Luckliy, a new batch was tapped the prior day. This ale was fantastic. Very complex and full body and did someone say Cherry. Refreshing on a hot summer day, better than lemonade.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1610) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy purple red without much head. Jammy fruity cherry aroma. Hints of earthiness in the aroma. Taste is sweet with a slight cherry tartness. More of a New a Glarus style fruit beer than a kriek. Flavors of cinnamon apple sauce come through in the retro-nasal taste. Unique and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Growler with huge thanks to Bvdubn! Pours cloudy ruby red, some chestnut. Smallish pink head that has some staying power if you pour a little vigorously and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is heavy tart cherry, probably the most obvious cherry I have ever smelled in a beer before. Some caramel notes as well. Flavor is medium sweet, balanced by a light tartness, very very cherry, and real cherry too, no jolly rancher crap. Tastes like whole cherries, including pits and skins. Surprisingly full rich body, creamy mouthfeel. This is a very nice, ummm, beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a murky deep red with medium, dense pink head. Aroma is pungent cherry, light grain, caramel. Slight tartness but finishes pretty sweet. Tons of cherry flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (882) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2014
From a growler that leaked. Ruby color, almost no head, looks flat. Aroma of jammy cherry, a bit lactic funky, but its faint. Flavor, well, this is certainly not a kriek in the traditional sense but I had been warned. Jammy tart cherry, very thick, very little carb. All in all, misnamed, but solid beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (212) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Growler courtesy of Bvdubn, thanks Brenton! Pours a deep ruby red, pink hues. A surprisingly lively one-finger white head that settled into nice lacing. A bit of leg to this one as well. Aromas are just loaded with cherries, as many of the reviews have said. It still can’t be stressed enough how loaded this beer is with cherries! Other aromas may include a musty ester, light brown sugar and more cherries! The taste has an upfront tartness flash...but that quickly fades into a rich, full-bodied cherry pie filling. There is not much tartness to speak of after that....maybe hints of funk towards the back end...and as it warms. It’s more of a "tang" in my book. "Traditional" is another word that comes to mind when thinking of the flavor....but how do you describe what "traditional" tastes like?! I don’t know either, but this beer has that element. Even after 2 full pours, the sweetness never became overbearing. Slightly sticky in mouthfeel and semi-dry in character. The finish was more of a fade as the cherry pie lingered. Paired well with cheese curds and chocolates. Definitely worth seeking out.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8419) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Growler shared by Victor at Monday Night Tasting. Pours pinkish red. Nose/taste of cherry pie, crust and light tartness/brown sugar. Medium/full bodied.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hickboyg8 (9) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2013 does not count
A beautiful beer that will make you re-evaluate what a good fruit beer should be, and if you find a strait up Kreik to be too bittersweet you always Half it up with a stout.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
merc7186 (2090) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
A: Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Sour Cherries, Mild Yeast T: Sour Cherries. (Tastes exactly like pie cherries) M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Tart, Semi Sweet Overall, this is exactly what is says, sour pie cherry ale...perfect.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Growler shared by JRedmond. Deep reddish with an off white head. Big cherry jammy notes, almost woody, with light grainy notes, and a long sweet natural cherry finish. Not quite candy sweet, not at all cloying or anything like that. Really damn good.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
devman171 (965) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Draft at the brewery, pours bright red low head, aroma is light cherry. Taste is huge cherries with great tart mouthfeel, awesome!


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