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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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“Kriek” means cherry, and we’ve made this Belgian-style ale our own by using Door County cherry juice and some Wisconsin organic malts. Beginning with a clear cherry top note, earthiness – funk, wet hay --and tartness become more pronounced with each sip, as do the Brett and lactic acid cultures. At 5%, this is a refreshing session beer that pairs well with foods.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4242) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2016
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/23/2010. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy reddish orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of sweet/tart black cherry, lemon, grapefruit, green apple, hay, straw, musty funk, wheat, cracker, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, cherries, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of sweet/tart black cherry, lemon, grapefruit, green apple, hay, straw, musty funk, wheat, cracker, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruit tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of black cherry, lemon, grapefruit, green apple, hay, straw, musty funk, wheat, cracker, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, cherries, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High amount of dryness from carbonation and fruit acidity. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly acidic/grainy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this was a nice fruited wild ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, cherries, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the lighter acidity. I was expecting some lactic tartness, but the acidity only appears to be from the cherries. This was still nicely enjoyable; and had a nice amount of Brett complexity along with the cherry flavors.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (15215) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Hazed red pour with a pinkish-white head. Sour cherry pie nose. Some grass, a bit of spice, cherry candy, and lemon zest. The flavor is a lot of cherry pie. A bunch of lemon juice, some green apple, and cherry candy. A little sugary for my liking.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarinEvelyn (757) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Aroma-musty, a little cherry. A little footy. Yeast, a little sour. Taste-cherry juice, a little tart, yeasty, a little funky, not my favorite.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1867) - Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours unclear dark reddish. Nice fizzy pinkish white head, dissipating. Aroma is sweet, fruity, funky. Cherry juice. Yeasty. Sour. Musty. Medium body. Slick. Yeasty and fruity. Very mild tartness. Light acidic. Finishes sweet dark cherry barnyard. Not a lot going on really. The nose promises more. Was interesting to try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5297) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12 oz bottle from ledgers. It pours a hazy reddish pink color with an off white head. The aroma is surprisingly complex with cherry, funk and a nice mineral quality. The flavor is a bit more mild than the aroma with more funk and subdued cherry notes. Pretty well balanced between sweet cherries and sour funk. I was shocked by this one. Very good sour punch with significant cherry character without any hints of solvents or vinegar. Pretty damn good for $2.34 a bottle. I wish there was more.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1517) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bright pink color with a low, light pink head that fades very quickly. Lot of carbonation present in the brew. Aroma has a strong sour smell, mild cherry and not much else. Flavor has a good sourness up front, modest cherry sweetness/tartness in the middle but finishes with a good sourness. Very fizzy feeling, light body, slightly slick feeling on the tongue at the end. Overall a good lambic. I enjoyed the pure sour taste with only a slight hint of tartness and sourness from the fruit. I think I will try an find this one again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (13105) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours pinkish red with pink head. Nose and taste of cherry juice, malt, light tartness and old cherries. Lighter medium body. Okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (3073) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
At Max’s tasting. Sour, tart cherry on nose. The appearance is cloudy red, white head. The flavor is sour, acidic, chalk, tart cherry. The finish is chalky, tart cherry. Medium in body. Not good, not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (5919) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle. Ruby pour with beige head. Tart cherry and some sour aromas. Flavor doesn’t match aroma fruit or tartness but also not terrible.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bacterial (2680) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pour at Autumn Brew Review. Tart but not much complexity. Nice cherry to it but just not much going on in here.


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