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Devil's Kriek - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 19
Gots: 18 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"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

(Beer added by: ccrida on 07-18-2008)
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Justin-m
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of GabeBoise
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

A bit of cherry and a lot of brettanomyces.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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 +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robertthomas
3/5  rDev -26.3%

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 +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Rutager
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
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 -32.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of pkalix
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
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 -1.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.64/5  rDev -10.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Devil's Kriek from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.