Rock Bottom Chicago Uppa Kriek Without a Mash Paddle


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Formerly brewed at Rock Bottom Chicago
Style: Fruit Beer
Chicago, Illinois USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A golden ale brewed with wild Belgian yeast and sour cherries and aged in an oak barrel with 150 pounds of sour cherries for one year.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2003
RAF 2003: Bottle. Hazy strawberry shade. Sticky, chunky foam. Medicinal aroma alongside notes of whiskey, wood, sour cherries, must, and leaf. Buttery flavors followed by sour cherry pie filling. Finishes with a touch of coconut and acidity. A respectable example, only lacking in acidity and malt depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2003
Bottle RAF. Doesn't seem to be a true kriek. A musty aroma with hints of yeast. Mostly-lambic type flavor witha hint of cherry. Just not enough of the classic yeasty, musty, cheesy lambic flavors for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Bottle at the RAF 2003: Hazy pink orange, thin white lasting head. Thicky musty aroma, very natural. . . Reminds me of wandering around in the creek behind my house when I was younger. Some pretty nice farmhouse aromas as well - grass, stone, and wood. A very natural sour flavour, tart and bitter, some acidity like orange juice and a little metallic in the finish. Overall a very interesting selection and one I enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2003
A beer of nostalgia for me. Aroma brought me back to picking cherries as a child during the middle of June...chasing away the blue jays and stepping on moldy fruit, stubbing my toes on the pits. Tasted exactly like past-the-prime cherries I've nibbled on: nuttiness of the pit, as well as the juicy bite that consumes the mouth. The thing is, I don't want a beer to taste like this. I don't eat those cherries anymore because...I know better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Hmm, well there was some bite to this. I mostly tasted fish, which is not a good thing in this instance. Some sour mash thrown in for good measure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2003
This was way off style, almost like a plain-old lager with some cherry juice added. The Belgian yeast didn't help a bit. Totally unbalanced, not even close. I'd prefer one of those teeth-gritting Chapeau Banana beers before trying another Rock Bottom attempt at a fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Poured a golden color with just a touch of pink from the cherries. A well-formed head again with little red hue to color it. Dry and musty with a strong sour kick. It didn't seem quite right, maybe a bit accelerated to achieve the sour they were looking for. An interesting beer that was well worth drinking, but something was just a little off.

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