chinchill (5473) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
375 ml bottle.
Poured pale golden and cloudy.
The smell is sour and not very promising, but this has a splendid tart and fruity taste. Would prefer a more clearly defined cherry note.
Nice mouthfeel. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle picked up at the COOP, but I know Bier Thirty also got them in.. Paid a little more than $13.
Nose is real cherry aromas with a bit of pink bubblegum phenols... nice lactic sour profile melds great with the cherries... fantastic fresh yellow sweet cherry notes...
Is this one "barrel aged".. not sure.. but the fruits are up front clearing the way for plenty of sour bits... more "tart than sour" with warmth... bits of almond... maybe even vanilla.
Body is a touch thick... carbonation is a little too light.... but this is a fantastic brew for somebody who really likes Rainier cherries.. no real "funk" ever shows, instead it is a lactic master with bunches of fruit in every sip. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
hazy light cherry, large bubbled white ring dies quick. Nose is peachy rhubarb shortbread, cake, buttery vanilla. More acidity in flavor, biting Cherokee red soda minerality from co2 mixed with rhubarb and cherry, sticky skins across mid before pith followed by the sticky, juicy finish. Polarizing nose but way more expressive than the Devil’s. jtclockwork (17914) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at WWBA. Pours orange with white head. Nose/taste of peach, cherry and light funk. Lighter medium body. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
> Intense acetic, pickle, high acid kriek
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 375ml ][ MrChopin @ Belmont Station OR ][ $14 ][ Unibroue Tulip ][ 6/8/14 ]
>> Low haze orange red, weak foam. Nose is mildly starchy, cherry, red candy, sugar. Taste is mild acetic, mild saltwater, higher bubbles/prickly carbonation, pickle. Palate is medium density, high acid, sharp acetic.
>!< salty, acetic, sharp, pickle
Bottle:   Soft tart and semi-sweet kriek with a bit of apricot or peach.   Finishes quick, not all that dry.   Everything is up front with this one.   Smooth, clean, but lacks a back end.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Really wished this one hung on longer, was more dry, tart, and Kriek like.   Very soft, and perhaps a good intro to the style as its very soft. biggsbowler (630) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle - Pours a opaque red. Light cherry smells w/ a little funk. The beer was slightly sour. Nice cherry notes. I kind of digged this beer. It’s nothing special but it was enjoyable to drink. BuckeyeBoy (9326) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2014
Spring cleaning notes. Tap at pub pours out a straw/orange with a touch of a head. Nose is cherries white grape and some barnyard notes. Taste is more of the cherry, grape combo, with a good puckerness. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
500, capped. Pours a cloudy medium rubied amber with no head or lace. Big funky nose, a bit of barnyard, some basement, plenty of sour pie cherries. Creamy medium body with moderate carb. More tart than funky on the mid palate, but still both. Long dray tart finish. Quite nice. Really dig that they know the right naive name for the mountain...but surely there must be legal issues with putting "Rainier" in a name. Sarlacc83 (2514) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2014
A: Bubbly dark orange. Zero head. Looks like carbed wine.
N: Grape husk, grapefruit, sharp acid. Light on the cherry. Some oak. Brett has an attic mustiness.
T: Sourness blends with a slight fruit sweetness. Some butner, but otherwise very clean.
M: Carbed, but not prickly. Body’s a touch oily.
O: Far superior to the Devil’s Kriek. Wish they’d have made more of this. Solid, if not that close to RR.