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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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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (3215) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle from nuplastikk...thanks Greg! - Pours hazy red with some nasty sediment that I really should have left in the bottle. Very little head to speak of. The aroma is better than I though itd be: dry, lightly funky cherry, with some cheesy barnyard and light band-aid. Not terribly tart or pungent. The taste is a little off--cherry is still there, but it tastes more artificial than natural. Cough drops, plastic, a bit of tart funk on the dry, medicinal finish. Decent carbonation, but the just isnt anything terribly interesting about this beer. I do, however, appreciate the attempt, and Ill throw one of these in the cellar to see what two years will do to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3325) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle from Bearden Beer Market. This is a ridiculous red hue, it doesnt really look like beer. Im pleasantly surprised by the aroma. Lots of genuine lambic goodness is present in the way of barnyard, cheese, vinegar and a tasteful amount of cherry too. The flavor doesnt quite live up to the aroma. The cherry character is quite natural and not overwhelming, I have no real complaints about that. The funkiness is good, but nowhere near the complexity one can expect from a classic Belgian Lambic. Still, this is a solid beer and one of the better American attempts Ive tasted. I think the low score on the site is unwarranted. Its a decent brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Pours a faint pink head with a brown/red body. Aromas of very barnyard notes and some sour cherry. Flavor is not overly sour. Mostly a faint cherry, slight bite, sterile bandage, and some nastiness. Finish has some cherry notes and a little refried beans. Not very sour. It does get better as it breathes.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12843) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a hazy ruby body with a small off-white head. Aroma of chemicals, vinyl seats, vinegar, greenness, and cherry. Flavor of cherry, herbs, and some medicinal.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (4321) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Labeled as Kriek Lambic. Pours a clear pinkish orange color with a pink foamy head. Aroma is fruity cherries, slight band aid and must. Tart flavor with some sweet fruit and a salty finish. This is just a little sour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
twindadplus2 (683) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Deep red with a small, fizzy pink head. Aroma is a lot of sweet cherries and spicy yeast. Flavor is reminiscent of cherry sweet tarts. Lots of cherry in there, pale malts and zesty yeast. Lively carbonation and a sweet, dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured surprisingly fiery medium reddish-amber with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up lots of sweeter cherries and an odd blend of almost buttery malts upfront with a bit of Belgian-y yeast and light biscuit notes behind.. sweet overall, with something off-putting that I really couldnt put a taste bud on. The flavor found sweet cherry meat and sticky paler malts at the core.. lightly tart cherry skins, seltzer water-like carbonation, and light peppery yeast around.. finished much sweeter than tart on the finish, with more cherries and some welcome, tangy oak. Light-medium bodied and sweeter than I wanted on the palate.. overall it was drinkable, but too sweet and short on complexity.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nuplastikk (5839) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a bright, artificial looking pink-red with a bubbly non-head. The aroma is like mildly funky fruit punch. A pretty shitty beer from Sprecher, who wouldve thought? The taste is quite odd, this is the only "lambic" Ive ever had that has odd, off buttery undertones. Not undrinkable, would almost fit in with some of the nonsense sugary Lambics that will cost you a dollar in Belgium. Really lacks any enjoyable cherry or sour flavors. An interesting experiment, with lackluster results.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Tims tasting. Light cherry 7 up color with tiny white head. Aroma was sour feet and bandaids with some strawberries. Mild cherry taste, oak, mild funk.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
12oz bottle. Rating #13. Bright cherry juice color with a light pink head. Light cherry aroma and a touch of butter. Light tartness and a bit of cherry. Not bad. (1459)


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