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Devil's Kriek - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 20
Gots: 22 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ccrida on 07-18-2008

"We added a boatload of Bings from Matt's orchard to our Devil's Kitchen (along with some "unique cultures") and let 'em hang out together for a few months. The neon-raspberry colored result features a funky-sour backbone that's uniquely delicious."

Brewed with organic Pilsner and Munich malt, Perle hops, "unique cultures", and local cherries. 9+% ABV, 35 BU
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Ratings: 105 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 version on tap at Growler Guys Portland... of course I just had to try it.

The pours a rose red color with amber highlights. There's not a lot of lacing or much head retention in this beer, but for all that, this is very nice looking beer. On the nose, there's considerable fruit, wine and light sour going on. I don't know if this beer was actually aged in wine barrels (I tend to doubt, based on the BA description), but the sour and fruit blend seemed to impart that kind of aroma. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, and I get the impression that times has mellowed both the sour and the fruit component in this beer. There's some light vanilla and lime as well on the palate, but the sour cherry and sour funk component seemed to dominate the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is really the only place where one can tell this abv. is up there a bit in this beer, as otherwise, there's really no sense of the 9% alcohol in the flavor profile. However, there's a fullness on the palate that I attribute to the fairly high abv. in this beer. Drinkability is pretty good, especially if you're a fan of sours (it was close to being too sour for me, but was still enjoyable).

Interesting beer. Would like to try a fresh version of this beer to compare it to this.

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrankHammer
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Justin-m
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GabeBoise
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

A bit of cherry and a lot of brettanomyces.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage. Bottled 7/9/14. 9.3% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky dark crimson with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with cherry, earth, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cherry, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with the Brett adding a nice element of funk to go along with the sour cherry qualities.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of define333
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robertthomas
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Pours hazy.

Smells great.

Tastes good.

Feels effervescent.

Overall: Great beer but not the best I've had at that price point.

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4.16/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Kylemif
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Rutager
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy deep red with a touch of orange. One finger of frothy off white head with a little bit of pink. Looks pretty much like a kriek!

Smell. Nice juicy sour cherries with a little bit of that nice cinnamon/almond. Smells like a kriek! So far a winner.

Taste. Tart cherry but not in a big juicy way. Still nice though. A bit of dry brett and musty funk is there, fairly dry finish. Doesn't taste quite like a traditional kriek but not too shabs.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. I wasn't really expecting a classic belgian kriek here, but the look and smell did get my hopes up a bit. Not quite, but a decent brew for sure.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of pkalix
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A deep cherry to orange red body, with lots of noticeable fast carbonation to be seen. Lots of snapping fizz off the pour, with a very quick dissoliving thin pink head. No collar and some watery character. Quite light looking.

Aroma heads towards a good tart cherry fruit and some malt dough and bakery density. Moderate acid and not hinting too much to vinegar, giving a hint of fruit sweetness ever so slightly. Pretty good.

Palate comes interestingly enough, but seems to lapse much of the interesting yeasty character of the style. Good tart cherry through a fairly solid body, if a little thin. Very well masked alcohol as well which seems surprising as there doesn't appear to be much depth to this. Fleeting aftertaste of fruit, with a bit of club soda and mineral finish. Warmth brings some more diverse menthol like character to the cherry which adds a nice touch.

Overall not too bad, grows on you after a bit.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Devil's Kriek from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
90 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.