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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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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3.8
Bacterial (2999) - 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 (3076) - 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 (18850) - 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.

4
Petrucci914 (910) - 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.

3.8
reggiedunlop (3724) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2010 bottle...Pours a murky brown/ruby with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has sour cherry and light oak...mild sweetness and vinous notes. Flavor has significant oak, sour cherry, and earthy notes...no sweetness...very slight vinous notes. Mouthfeel is light/medium and silky and the finish is oaky and dry.

3
AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Acquired at Rattle n’ Hum in NYC in July. Paid $25 for the bomber. 2010 Vintage enjoyed in a snifter at fridge temp (around 48 F). Bottle #1549 - 10/01/2010

A - Murky and cloudy amber red. Fairly dark for the style. No head at all.

S - Nice raspberry tartness and cherry tart on the nose. Hint of oak.

T - Dominating Flanders Red taste up front. Very oaky, tart and lots of cherries. Very much a flanders beer. No hints of the wine at all. Tart finish. Semi-sweet.

M - medium carbonation, light body. Sort of an acidic finish..hints of apple cider vinegar at the finish.

O - Would have been nice to have this fresh. Was it less acidic at bottling?


4
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at the brewpub on Clybourn during one of their Black Friday events. 2010 Vintage, bottled on date of 10/01/2010. Pours a clear, glowing ruby-brown colored body with a finger-width, fizzy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is tart cherries with a nice dry oak, some funk, and a light cherry sweetness. A subtle malt backing, a light acidity, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is similar. Tart cherries with a light sweetness, a good amount of oak, and a light funk. A touch of smooth maltiness in the middle before the oak and funk pick it up a bit as this ends dry, woody, and somewhat vinous with a nice tartness, light acidic, a moderate funk, and a light cherry sweetness. Lengthy, clean aftertaste following a medium-light body and a lively carbonation. Overall, an awesome beer. Dry, clean, and balanced between the tartness, barrel, funk, and light sweetness. Definitely not the most complex, but really well done and very enjoyable.

4.2
rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2012
Aroma: Smelling of vinegar, funky stable, sweet fruits and tart cherries.
Appearance: A red brown clear brew, a small pinkish head, little lacing but good curtains.
Taste: Starting sweet fructose, apples, cherries, red vinegar and bitter cherry seeds.
Palate: Little carbonation, fresh texture, a medium small body, a light sour dry finish.
Overall: A really nice american Flemish beer, not at all as sweet as I feared.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at Monks Wallingatan. Reviewed 2012-09-12.


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