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RATINGS: 357   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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3.8
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Picked up a bottle in SD. Pours light reddish amber with small thin head. Aromas of tart cherries, raspberries, some wood, and bit of acidicness. Flavor of wood, light sweet malts, raspberries, and tart cherries with some acidic sourness. Nice amount of fruit and tartness, but seem a bit unbalanced. Enjoyable beer none-the-less.

4.4
JDBaker11058 (2223) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Appearance: clear pour (initially) the color of sparkling grapefruit juice; quickly vanishing, fizzy pink head; extremely active carbonation jets rising like a reverse rainstorm, feeding a small puddle of fizzy bubbles on the surface. Aroma: brightly tart, with sour cherries and raspberries, a bit of pomegranate, nice oaky notes, with a low undertone of brett and worn leather. Taste: cherries and raspberries up front, sweet, tart and sour, with some light chocolate, vanilla, wood, and herbal notes. Finish: lightly dry, with a lingering, delicately sharp sour note that scrubs the tongue, leaving only a hint of stone fruit and a longing for the next sip. Notes: Gone all too quickly. A magnificent beer. Reminiscent flavor and aroma profile of a Rodenbach Grand Cru, but with a lighter, tarter, sharper body. Wonderful.

3.6
GTAEgeek (2222) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Pours a hazy orange, with almost no head. The aroma is bitter oranges, with some cherries and vanilla. Very sour, with some fruity sweetness. Heavy body, sticky, and a little clingy. Overall, this is a nice, fruity beer, but lacks the subtlety, balance, and body of a great sour ale.

3.6
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
(750ml bottle). Pours a beautiful cloudy red with full head. Aroma has some cherries and lots of wood. Taste is sour with some cherry sweetness. Medium bodied with a dry, woody finish. This is the most sour odells as others have noted, but I’m still waiting for them to produce a consistently great sour. Their sour old ale, though, is delicious.

3.3
HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. A- Sour, subtle cherries, oak, slight funk. A- Cranberry color, clear liquid, minimal head. T- Sour, tart, subtle dark cherries, oak, funk, effervescent, champagne. P- Medium body, average texture, high carbonation, sour effervescent finish. O- The cherry and raspberries are very subtle here. It’s almost like drinking champagne with such high carbonation. Some notes of oak and plenty of tartness.

3.9
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2012
750 ml. corked n’ caged bottle- Pours crystal clear amber to red with a quickly dissipating 2 finger head that reduces to a collar and a few lively islands of foam. Aroma is tart cherries and raspberries, maybe a little funk, but that might be me just hoping. The taste is very tart, cherries and raspberries, and the real thing, not syrupy or imitation, unsweetened too. My one complaint is it is kind of one note, and I think it should be in the fruit lambic category, not sour ale/wild ale. Body is medium, carbonation is expectedly high. Overall I have to admit I was expecting more, the tartness is appealing, but a little brett or the oakiness being a little more prominent would have been nice.

4.1
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2011
bottle thanks to Dcschiller, pours a dark purple with orange hues, thin white head with large bubbles. Aroma is tart cherry, red berry fruits, wood and barnyard wild funky yeast. Flavor is tart cherry skin, slight vinegar and vinous notes. Strong lingering berry in the finish with tart funk. Very well done.

4.3
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 A solid, modestly acetic American sour that has some hints of cherries but doesn’t really display a raspberry flavor. Still good, thanks for the share Smith4498! More raspberry aroma than in the past. Very good beer.

4
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Thanks to nimbleprop. Reddish brown pour with a small white head. Lactic raspberry seed, cherry juiciness, and very bright lactic acidity gives way to dark fruit juices and hints of must. Medium body with caressing pillowy effervescence.

4
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Ale Alpharetta. Got this in a recent trade and it did not let down. Fantastic in fact. Red/brown pour with minimal off white head. Smell is lots of cherries, sweet barrel, hints of vanilla. Taste is more cherries, lots of sweet vanilla/oak notes, other berries. Mild, smooth, medium tart. Just a simplistically good sour.


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