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Strange Cherry Kriek
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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We named this Strange Brew Cherry Kriek because that’s what it is. There’s so much cherry in this beer even its foamy head is red! We start with a Dark Belgian Wheat recipe, cram it full of Montmorency Tart Cherry goodness, then age it with oak. The result is a cherry cherry lovers dream come true. Goes great with dark chocolate, with fudge brownies, with chocolate gateau, with cacao nibs, with... well you get the picture. And did we mention cherries?


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2579) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Taster. 4.7% ABV per the sign at the Rendezvous. Pours a medium, well retained, pink head, over a red (SRM 20) body.....nose is sour cherry, light malts, minimal hops, balance to the cherries......taste is moderately sweet, mildly sour, heavy cherry throughout, no hops.....mouth feel medium body, sticky, slight acid tingle. This is without a doubt a simple and sweet fruit beer. It may be a different recipe from that described because the ABV is a smidgen lower. A little more sourness would be welcome and increase the complexity and bring greater balance. BJCP 7/3/10/4/6

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baz1240 (6) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2014 does not count
Light in the plate and not heavy on the belly. Distinct cherry/hint grape aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (738) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2014
On tap at brewery poured a clear red hue w/ thin diminishing white head. Moderate to big cherry aroma. Initial taste is moderate sweet w/ a bold tart finish. Tastes are cherry pie filling minus the sugar, and fresh cherries. Medium bodied, balanced mouthfeel and dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (223) - Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark red, like cranberry juice. Head is red as well. Aroma is slightly tart, Belgian yeast, cherries and a little funky. Taste is slightly tart, cherryies come through at first and Belgian yeast / wit flavors follow. Oak notes lightly present throughout. Very refreshing. Palate is light body, light carbonation. Overall a fantastic beer. Not overly sweet, well developed and refreshing. Love this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Amber and clear appearance with a sticky white head. Aroma of tart cherries, pie crust, caramel, bread, oak and vanilla. Similar flavor, sweet, lightly tart and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Dark brown in color, no head. Great sour and cherry aroma and flavors. This was a terrific kriek. I was impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7974) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Draft. Pours pinkish red with pink head. Nose and taste of cherry juice, oak and light malt. Lighter medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
De botella. Hazy deep red colour. Cherry fruity tart sweet pleasant aroma. Sweet fruity cherry tart very pleasant flavour. Fruity cherry tart finish. Niize!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10726) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
at yespr, hazy red, smooth huge creamy pink head. cherries, cherry bitterness in the aroma. flavor is cherries,plastic, bitterness, not as sourish as i had hoped, but then it’s not lambic based so that’s no surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
Bottled. A hazy red beer with a huge tan head. The aroma has notes of cherries and brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with notes of cherries, and brettanomyces, leading to a tart finish. Thanks pinball for sharing.


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