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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (12975) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle. Murky pink, almost a gusher but settles quickly. Aroma of sour moldy cherries. Taste is sweet cherry soda.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2011
12 oz bottle thanks to 17thfloor for sharing. Pours an odd red pink color with a small pinkish white froth. Aroma is strong Brett note with lots of candied cherries very sweet and sharp funkiness. Flavor is just as weird lots of that sweet candied fake cherry notes, plastic and funky with a strange tartness. All kinds of odd with a sharp carbonation. So so weird

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
17thfloor (2432) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2012 25th Anniversary Bottle. I can sum this up really, really quickly... Cherry-Orval-Kool-Aid! Yup,that’ll do it.... brett heavy, dry cherry cough medicine, which is a new one for me, gritty like a cherry chewable Flinstone vitamin... tastes exactly like those little f’s. Leather, horseblanket, but o so chalky. Someone at Sprecher clearly doesn’t know what a lambic is.... actually aroma is the same as a cherry kids vitamin. Needs improvement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6249) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish orange with an off white head. Funky and earthy aroma with some light cherry fruitiness. The flavor has a good balance of funk and cherry, with some light earthy notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
magsinva (879) - Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle - brusin ales - 25th anniversary edition - pours a clear orangey peach with a finger of pale pink head. Lots of tiny bubbles. Aroma is very barnyard, wet dog, hay, and a faint bit of cherry. Taste is sour and tart with a sour finish. Palate a bit thin and watery. Overall, average effort for a lambic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2356) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Clear reddish pour thin ring of white head .... nice aroma sour/tart cherries and a bit of barnyard ..... taste is a sour/tart cherry little barnyard and an off flavor in the backend .... finishes dry lively on the tongue and tart ... not a bad lambic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3328) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Pours a hazy red color with a loose small head and good lace.

This smells pretty gosh darned nice. Some horseblanket and sour cherry are dominant, but wet wood some hay and a little used popsicle stick are in there as well.

The flavor is sour up front but that sourness falls off a bit, the flavor is earthy and a little odd all around. There is some astringency and some distilled white vinegar notes. The cherry for all is glory in the aroma is fairly subdued in the flavor.

The mouthfeel on this beer is fairly flat and thin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5039) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-amber color with a huge foamy salmon head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was faint cherry with a touch of must. The flavor was tart, sour and vinegary with a bit of cherry and must. The finish was long, tart, sour and vinegary. Light body. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Shared by Dstructo at Tower of Sour Power. Nice fruity tart aroma with slight hints of cherries. The flavor was tart but a little too sweet for me, but still a very good kriek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5063) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear bright pinkish red body with a one finger fizzy pink head that had nice retention due to the vigorous carbonation. The nose is pretty pleasant, not lambic like in any way, but pleasant. Fresh and bright sour cherries with just a light hint of caramel and woodiness. Smells like there is a bit of Brett character as well. The flavor is minimally sweet with just a light lactic touch and a little Brett on the finish. Again, not lambic like, but a nice American Sour Ale. Light bodied with a good bit of fizzy carbonation. A little sticky sweet up front but dried out pretty well towards the back. Overall, a good bit better than I was expecting.

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