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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1333) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bomber from Tosa Wine. Pours a pinkish red with a white head. Aroma and taste are of tart cherry with some oak. Tasty. Sweetish. Slightly funk-y. No clue what the style is supposed to bring. It was interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Lambic for $1? Eat it all you yuppity assholes. This beer wasn’t very good, pink foam was cool. Cherrys mixed with lambic yeast combines for sweet, dark, bitter, dank, overpowering, understated finish. 4.9

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Hazy deep pink and ruby tinted body with a nice thin one centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of sour cherries, grapes, yeast, light brett and some mouthwatering smells - very nice. Light-bodied; Sharp yeastie flavour with some light corn and coriander seed flavours, a hint of yeast, a little cherry flavour but more on the carbonation end. Aftertaste shows some mild sweetness, a hint of sour cherries and grapes and a nice taste of oak and dry flavours. Overall, a honest attempt at a kriek lambic, but not executed well, of course. Worth trying if you like the style, because it makes you appreciate how well some of the pedestrian belgies are in compared to some American attempts. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Discount Liqour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 05-September-2012 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 13-May-2013. Beer #4 of my 4000rating extravaganza (of 9 total).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (805) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a dark red color that leaves a red rose color head. Scent is rather strong of cherry as it says on the bottle it is brewed with Door County cherry juice. It has a little heavier texture than a normal lambic but the taste isn’t as tart as most lambics. It perhaps drinks a little to fast and much like some alcoholic cherry juice. A nice sweet fruit beer from Sprecher as part of their 25th Anniversary series. Something nice to try but there are better Lambics on the market.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Date: December 02, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: muddy red, frothy pink head, drippy lace
Aroma: tart cherry aroma
Flavor: tart cherry flavor, touch of sweetness, balancing tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Opaque red, reasonably attractive. This had the nose, which was cherry in essence but also suggested some wood and plenty funkiness, but the flavor wasn’t there--either in the depth and complexity of the cherry or the funkiness, despite the moderately sour front. And, there was an off-putting metallic note suggested somewhere in the mid-finish. No competition for New Glarus just yet. Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle picked up at Woodman’s in Madison. Pours a pinkish red, on the paler side. Pink head. Nose is lightly tart and reminiscent of a drier Belgian Red. Soft cherry tartness and some wheat malt comes through. Clean and crisp. On tasting, light acidity that is reinforced by the cherries. Tart through the finish with great cherry flavor. Pretty nice stuff here. Good change of pace from Belgian Red.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3762) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
12 ounce bottle pours a light red, almost a pink color, aromas of watered down barnyard funk, light tart cherries, and some light damp wood. Flavors follow suit, not overly tart, light mouthfeel, decent beer overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
12oz bottle, courtesy of a recent trade. Thanks!! Pours a bright, pinkish-peach color; huge, foamy, fine-bubbled white head with excellent retention and lacing. Vibrant cherry notes in the aroma; lightly funky and tart, with plenty of lactic tartness; quite nice. Medium body: soft brettiness and lacing sourness; really solid fruit character; certainly on the softer, fruitier side, but focused and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
lactic sour aromas, black cherry, almond, clove, brett emerging as it warms, non capric -- mostly hay/farm, very dry. clean and wonderful. Truly impressive.


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