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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kriek lambic blended from three different aged kriek beers up to 2 years old. Aged in Woodcut barrels.

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Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2012
Very Dark red with no head, although I can see the carbonation. Aroma is rich with sour cherry and sour yeast. Very tart and fruity with lots of subtle oak in the mid palate. This is great it really does have something going on. Great brew.

3.8
jbeatty (1266) - New York, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle, 02/10/2012. Pours cherry brown, no head, with a still surface. Aroma dominated by raspberries and tart cherries, juicy, with some lactic notes, hint of yogurt, and funky oak finish. Flavor has an initial tart, acidic bite, leading into cherry, some balsamic in the mid-flavor, and surprisingly mellow, dry finish with notes of oak. Palate is maybe a bit thin with low carbonation, but somehow works and reminds me of unblended lambic in texture.

3.9
Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
750ml bottle shared by someone at a tasting @ CCB. Cloudy deep red, sparse head. Nose is very tart with cherry and ripe berries. Flavor follows suit with a great sour and woody linger.

3.9
gunnfryd (15490) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle at DSG 2011. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is oak, cherry, sourness, fruit, vanilla. Flavour is oak, vanilla, cherry, sourness, fruit, berries. Nice beer.

4.3
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours dark thick cherry murky in color with virtually no head. The aroma brings sour tart cherry and berry notes, perfect, almost reminding me of Cantillon. The flavors are similar bringing tart cherry notes on the tongue to start that settle easily in a juicy delicious way on a well-carbonated balanced body.I love this beer.

3.7
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2012
750ml Bottle: Got in trade from Phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of raspberries, bunk, barnyard, leather, light acetic acid, lambic, slight oak, and some tartness. Poured orange/red/pink/brown in color with a small, loose, off-white/pink head that disappeared except for around the edges. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and medium tart. Tastes of funk, raspberry, acetic acid, tart fruit, tart cherry, slight barnyard, and a hint of oak. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Medium sweet, lightly tart, funk, raspberry, cherry, slight oak finish is lightly dry.

3.4
Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2012
750ml bottle, fairly fresh. The body sports a cloudy, dark, dusky watermelon hue, yet shows no real head or lace. Aromas are exceedingly lactic and creamy, suggesting of yogurt or powdered milk tendencies under a shroud of juicy, fleshy, sweet-tart cherry and raspberry notes., along with underlying mild cereal malt sweetness. Flavors largely follow suit, towing the line between sweet and tart, never taking a clear stance on either side of the equation. Cherry and raspberry flavors seem authentic, but also a bit excessively sugared. Yeast again comes of quite lactic, but there is no lambic-like buggy funk to be found. The palate is a letdown, coming across rather flat and lifeless. It’s surprisingly watery as well, definitely lacking in body. Meh. Chalk this one up as another fake attempt at recreating "lambic". Decent brew, but that’s about it.

3.8
poisoneddwarf (2690) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Pours clear orangeish-red with a medium whitish-purple crackling head that falls into a blanket fairly quick. Aroma is funky tart, cherry. Taste starts out briefly sweet before quickly turning sour. Not as complex as the best lambics or sours. Highly carbonated with the body being a bit too thin. The aroma was more promising than the taste but this isn’t bad.

3.8
emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours clean bright ruby red with a thin short lived reddish head. Nose shows lots of berry notes and cherry skins with a hint of acetic acid. Herbal notes with some wood also coming through. Nice tart flavor with lots of cherry skin and a light spice. Some woody notes and raspberry and acetic character. Dry and acidic finish.

3.8
illidurit (2356) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle courtesy of scray24, shared at the December iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Pours the color of unfiltered apple juice with no head. Aroma of fragrant cherry, citric acidity, tart raspberries. Flavor is more lemony than cherry/raspberry but those notes are definitely there. A little light but very drinkable.


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