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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kriek means cherry, and weve made this Belgian-style ale our own by using Door County cherry juice and some Wisconsin organic malts. Beginning with a clear cherry top note, earthiness funk, wet hay --and tartness become more pronounced with each sip, as do the Brett and lactic acid cultures. At 5%, this is a refreshing session beer that pairs well with foods.

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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7056) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-amber color with a huge foamy salmon head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was faint cherry with a touch of must. The flavor was tart, sour and vinegary with a bit of cherry and must. The finish was long, tart, sour and vinegary. Light body. Disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Shared by Dstructo at Tower of Sour Power. Nice fruity tart aroma with slight hints of cherries. The flavor was tart but a little too sweet for me, but still a very good kriek.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5950) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear bright pinkish red body with a one finger fizzy pink head that had nice retention due to the vigorous carbonation. The nose is pretty pleasant, not lambic like in any way, but pleasant. Fresh and bright sour cherries with just a light hint of caramel and woodiness. Smells like there is a bit of Brett character as well. The flavor is minimally sweet with just a light lactic touch and a little Brett on the finish. Again, not lambic like, but a nice American Sour Ale. Light bodied with a good bit of fizzy carbonation. A little sticky sweet up front but dried out pretty well towards the back. Overall, a good bit better than I was expecting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14304) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle from Guerde. Pours light cherry red with a pinkish head. Light cherry aroma. Definitely earth/sour lambic impact, and theres a light amount of cherry. Finishes a little woody and sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9377) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours pinkish orange with a huge pink head that quickly subsides, and a funky cherry aroma. There is a nice carbonated sour cherry flavor with a bitter finish. Does not have the depth of a traditional kriek, but is still pretty tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2011
7/16/11 sprecher cherry lambic $3.75 from bruisin ales. Screw cap lambic,huh? Rose/sucrets colored with a big ow head. Hazy, wispy and rather attractive looking...kinda like cotton candy stuck to the inside of the glass. A barnyard-y, slate, cherryjuice, leather, dusty cellar, light lemin peel, white pepper, rubber gloves/band-aid. F quite tart but not sour, tastes like a male goat smells, very dry, not a lot of fruitiness or complexity, white pepper. Brett bomb. Phenolic/latex glove. Dry, crisp, tart, high carbonation. 6/4/6/3/12

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Good effort. Nice change of pace. Not at the top echelon of lambics. A bit too syrupy. But the cherry flavor isnt over done. Not too sweet or tart. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2011
12oz bottle foisted upon me by Ben at Sams. Always up to try a reasonably priced sour brew, but wasnt feeling this one terribly much. Pale pinkish pour with a mini layer of carbonation on top of the soda counter spritzer. Modest cherry pits in the nose, with anonymous and very muted funk. Body was thin, not from lack of carbonation but just from a sense of being under-developed. Taste was just not happening, with no depth and just a general bitterness and not much fruit character.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle. Vibrant red color with a large foamy pink head. Head dissipates very quick, though. Some cherry and funk in the aroma. Fairly medicinal. Thin and watery. Just a hint of cherries and a slight bit of tartness, with a fairly medicinal finish. Kind of gross. The appearance is definitely the best part.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Very slight cherry flavor, very sparkly. Kind of like a cherry tonic water. Unsweetened. Very red, translucent. Hardly any refraction, low viscosity. Aftertase is a little plastic. Bottle from whole foods, Nashville.


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