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RATINGS: 446   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (4329) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 2012 bottle. Deep blood red body, thin pinkish head, spotty lacing. Tart cherries, moderate sweetness, oak, light yeast spice, some vinous notes. Medium bodied, smooth, gentle carbonation, lingering finish with a nice acidity. Quite nice.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2850) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2016 Draft at Bainbridge. Hazy deep copper chestnut pour with a slim foamy ring. Delicious sour brown kriek. Black cherries. Currants. Blackberries. Blood oranges. Molasses. Dates. Apple skins. Oak barrel tannins. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1910) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Darught at Harrys Hofbrau. Tart cherries and solid cracker malt. Moderately hazy light brownish-amber with pink head that collars around the glass. Taste is tart cherries and very nice throughout the main palate. The very back has a bit of a harshness about it and almost an alcohol burn that I could not figure out.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (947) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Tap into a snifter showing no head and moderately filtered dark red/brown rust. The nose shows tart cherries with a cherry cough syrup-like profile. The palate is highly carbonated and medium bodied. Oak and vanilla forward with light cherries in the background. Moderately tart and a resurgence of vanilla on the finish. Acetic edge found throughout in combination with dry and slightly spicy tannins. Overall, not bad but reminds me a lot of the Rodenbacher Vintage ale but with tannins and slightly less oak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (1069) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 21, 2016
On tap at Harrys Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is cherry, oak, VERY FUNKY. Taste is tart cherries, vinegar burn, some hefty funk. Chewable funk and oak, tannins and fruit skins, even some nuttiness on the finish. Very much in the Flanders / Brown / Red / Oud Bruin style of sours with loads of funky horse hooves (especially as it warms). Not for the faint of heart.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4171) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Pours cloudy mahogany with flat head. Aroma of blackberries, red grapes, bretta, mild baking soda. Taste is rich berry tart with a dry finish. Light and smooth body with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (3089) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Draft 7 oz pour at The Collective. I failed to get this beer on two previous attempts, one being way out of my control. Glad I at least found it eventually. Copper reddish pour with a foam halo head. Cherry juice particular aroma. Flavor is cherry pie filling throughout, with the subtle polish remover reminding booziness that accompanies a lot of these sour reds. How this isnt listed as a sour red/brown surprises me, but with a big beer like this, I dont ask many questions. A lingering tart, with hints of vinegar. A sour that gets better as it warms. Really brings out the sour cherry over any other flavors involved. Enjoyed the hell out of this as it sat. Unsure at first though. As an overall, a noteworthy, well made, unique sour. Quite.delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DialSquare (4468) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2016
On tap at House Beer in Short North: dark brown pour, red tint. aroma of funky, earthy, cherry, oak. tastes are light tart cherry, vinegar, red wine, fruity, funk, oak, caramel, little cola vibe, yeasty. good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (1027) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2016
9/2015 brewing, per the label. Pours hazy red-amber with just a trace of a tan head. Sour aroma from the yeast, mixed with notes of cherry and wood. Medium body, a bit oily. Tart, dry finish. Wine-like tartness with notes of wood and tart cherry underneath. A bite of sourness from the yeast at the back.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (363) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Sour cherry aroma. Pours murky orange/brown. Sour flavor punches you right in the mouth! Lots of sour cherry flavor, very bubbly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (955) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Slightly cloudy, red-brown. Bit of tan head, not much. Strong dark cherries, some slight funk. Some vanilla or molasses. Quite tart, sweeter finish. Heavier body, extremely long. Fairly chewy, some oiliness. Excellent.


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