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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sour brown kriek made with Michigan sour cherries aged in oak barrels for over 2 years with a roselare yeast culture.

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4.1
portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2012 bottle. Pours brown with a faint red hue and little to no head. Aroma has a sour cheese cherry scent and subtle vinegar and funk. Taste is more of the above with good bitter funky cherries and oak some cheese notes. Palate is medium and chalky and drying. Very very good.

3.6
crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
The weakest of the 3 sisters imo. Vermy much like NG WI Belgian Red but with a hint of sourness and less sweetness.

4.5
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Sample courtesy of D Leon at the JRHB meeting. Poured a murky brown with red highlights, very slight hint of a head. Aroma is absolutely amazing, cherry, hints of caramel, a bit of vanilla, and maybe some oak. Could sniff this all night. Flavor is essentially a match to the nose, maybe not quite as bold, but this is a beautiful beer. One of the best I have had in ages. It is going to be hard to find a bottle of this, but I’ll give it a whack.

3.6
_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Bomber bought @ The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Pours slightly hazy tiny reddish deep golden with a small offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet, sour and fruity with sweet and sour cherries, burnt sugar, sweet dark bread, wood, hay, dry soil, brett and hints of few wine vinegar Taste is slightly sweet and sour with dark bread, sour cherries, moist wood, hay, brett, red wine vinegar, blackberries and hints of burnt sugar. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, slightly round and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, sour and tart with bread, red wine vinegar, sour cherries, dry soil and moist soil. A solid sour.

3.8
Bacterial (3074) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Brown in color with slight red tinge. Tan head. Nose is mostly oak / wood, with a slight sour smell. Really nice balance, just a touch sweet, nice tartness, a hint of cherry and wood. Would like to see what a 4 or 5 year old bottle tastes like!

3.5
Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark amber with a sand coloured head. The aroma holds cherries, citrus acid, cinnamon, touch of vinegar, cheese, light barnyard, damp basement and light bready malt. Touch of wood. The flavour is light sweet to dry and medium acidic with notes of cherries, bready malt, citrus, vinegar and light barnyard. The mouthfeel is tart with a light carbonation. Acidic finish with touch of wood. Light to medium bodied.

3.8
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. Amber/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity sourish aroma, cherries, raisins, figs, sweetish, lactic, vinegar, acidic, woody. Fruity woody flavor, sourish, cherries, raisins, earthy, tart, vinous, sweetish, oak, acidic, some floral notes.

3.6
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours dark, dark red with a very thin off white head. Aroma of slight cherry and balsamic vinegar. Tart with a slight sweetness. Not as sweet as Rodenbach but i can detect the roselaire yeast.

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Petrucci914 (921) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours a red-brown, mahogany-like color with no head. It leaves some rain, glassy clear lacing. Aroma is sweet cherries, sugar, oak. Taste is much the same - not overly sweet or tart. The flavor is great but it is very smooth. I love NG Raspberry Tart and Belgian Red but they are either sweeter or more tart where this is more balanced. I can appreciate all of them, though.

3.9
sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2012
22oz bottle from Antioch Wine and Spirits, 2012 vintage, split with my bride. Pours a deep, reddish brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is sour, cherry, a little roasty. Medium on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is nice balance of sweet and sour, cherry, vinegar, oak, malty, nutty sweetness, with a light sour finish. Very tasty. More sour on the nose than on the palate.


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