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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
“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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5395) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12595) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle from Guerde. Pours light cherry red with a pinkish head. Light cherry aroma. Definitely earth/sour lambic impact, and there’s a light amount of cherry. Finishes a little woody and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours pinkish orange with a huge pink head that quickly subsides, and a funky cherry aroma. There is a nice carbonated sour cherry flavor with a bitter finish. Does not have the depth of a traditional kriek, but is still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2011
7/16/11 sprecher cherry lambic $3.75 from bruisin’ ales. Screw cap lambic,huh? Rose/sucrets colored with a big ow head. Hazy, wispy and rather attractive looking...kinda like cotton candy stuck to the inside of the glass. A barnyard-y, slate, cherryjuice, leather, dusty cellar, light lemin peel, white pepper, rubber gloves/band-aid. F quite tart but not sour, tastes like a male goat smells, very dry, not a lot of fruitiness or complexity, white pepper. Brett bomb. Phenolic/latex glove. Dry, crisp, tart, high carbonation. 6/4/6/3/12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Good effort. Nice change of pace. Not at the top echelon of lambics. A bit too syrupy. But the cherry flavor isn’t over done. Not too sweet or tart. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2011
12oz bottle foisted upon me by Ben at Sam’s. Always up to try a reasonably priced sour brew, but wasn’t feeling this one terribly much. Pale pinkish pour with a mini layer of carbonation on top of the soda counter spritzer. Modest cherry pits in the nose, with anonymous and very muted funk. Body was thin, not from lack of carbonation but just from a sense of being under-developed. Taste was just not happening, with no depth and just a general bitterness and not much fruit character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle. Vibrant red color with a large foamy pink head. Head dissipates very quick, though. Some cherry and funk in the aroma. Fairly medicinal. Thin and watery. Just a hint of cherries and a slight bit of tartness, with a fairly medicinal finish. Kind of gross. The appearance is definitely the best part.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rustyham (1805) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Very slight cherry flavor, very sparkly. Kind of like a cherry tonic water. Unsweetened. Very red, translucent. Hardly any refraction, low viscosity. Aftertase is a little plastic. Bottle from whole foods, Nashville.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (2052) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
From the Sprecher Outlet. Labeled as the 25th Anniversary Kreik Lambic. Sour with somewhat sweet cherry flavor. Not super complex and some cough syrupy flavors. Not bad just not great. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Tasted on 9/6/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods Green Hills, this is labeled as the 25th anniversary "Kriek Lambic". Pours light red with a thick, smooth, pink head that slowly recedes to a thin but even layer of lace. The nose is sour with some barnyard funk, and a good amount of sweet/tart cherries. There is also a very strange hand lotion and plastic aroma underlying. The flavor is quite sour, with the cherry flavor much subdued from the nose, and the same lotion/plastic on the back of the palate. The body is light with super lively, fizzy carbonation, and a short sour and plastic finish.

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