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Devil's Kriek - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Devil's KriekDevil's Kriek

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | 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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Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 375mL bottle into a tulip. This is the 2012 Devil's Kriek, bottled 1/15/14, and clocking in at 8.5% ABV.

Appearance: rich, deep dark red hue with no haze and a strong effervescence. Head poured a finger of fizzy foam that dissipated pretty much instantly. That's not great, but that color -- so enticing!

Smell: rich cherry aroma with just the right amount of tartness. I'm a sucker for krieks, and this one is working for me.

Taste: starts off tart, then a mild funkitude becomes evident. Towards the end the cherries appear; not sweet, but very flavorful. Maybe not quite the complexity I would like, but overall quite good.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and a fizzy, interesting mouthfeel. Not exactly creamy.

Overall: a tasty kriek which I, personally, find very satisfying and drinkable. I would look forward to having this again.

flagmantho, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

freshflesh, Aug 29, 2014
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switzer, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

TuckRob, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

PretzelCity, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.41/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Bright red. Small white head. Uneven collar.

Smell - Cherry. Vanilla. Some caramel and a little acidity.

Taste - Mildly sour. Cherry. Sweet cherry up front. A little vinegary after that. More tart in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Astringent. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Pretty flavorful, but not really dynamic enough.

Alieniloquium, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom (Hood River, OR) on 8/28/11. Served in a goblet.

Pours a clear ruby, with thin covering of bright-white head. This retains with a smallish amount of foamy edging, leaving back just a bit of sudsy spotty lace. The aroma smells of fresh cherries up front, which then gives way to a combo of earthy Bretty tartness and then a bit more of an acetic smelling sourness. Underlying sweet sugars sit underneath, helping prop up those notes of fruit and funk.

The taste is similar, with a blast of cherry tartness, which is buffeted by a wave of sweet sugary malt. Dry funky tartness hangs on the edges of the profile and then pulls into the back where more of an acidic character takes over. Tartness wins out in the end though, as this finishes with quite a puckering feel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and VERY lively feeling up front, before more of a slippery feel takes over and give this more of a sleek creaminess in the mouth. This has a good feel that matches up well with all of that tartness/sourness.

I didn’t find this super complex or anything but it definitely brought the goods for those looking for a decent sour fix. I’d love to see this one put into a barrel, as some vanilla and oak would really round this one out nicely.

Kegatron, Sep 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

jason_nwx, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

GRG1313, May 11, 2014
Photo of jellikit
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: mostly red. With brown hues. Very hazy. No head.

S: not much. Very little sweetness. Acid notes.

T: mellow fruitiness followed by tart/sour.

M: high carbonation. Dry. Tart.

O: good sour. Pretty basic. But good. Will try again.

jellikit, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

ALSAIL, Nov 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Diomede, Nov 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

jaydoc, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Buckeyeboy and Inflatablechair were cool enough gents to stop in at Double Mountain and secure a tap-filled Grolsch bottle... Badass.... I will call this a growler.... and thanks to the folks at Double Mountain too!!

Pours with only a thin collar ... the brew is a deep dark red.. sorta like a sorta turbid red wine...

The nose just screams sweet cherries... only a lite funk to let you know this isn't "just a fruit beer".

Flavor shows the obvious cherries... very nice abundant fruit... not really "acetic", but there are traces of minor vinegar that makes it pretty interesting.. the "funk" is sorta a dry dusty brett character that seems to get pummeled by the cherries.... Body was heavier than expected with a lite carbonation..

I really liked this one... I would be stoked to have a few nice glasses from tap...

Thanks Jeremy and Sam... I owe you for this one.

3.5/4/4/3.5/4.5

JohnGalt1, Aug 02, 2010
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Mike, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

kk73, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Eighty, Jun 05, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Geobus, Sep 09, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -11.7%

bendyournotes, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

DarrenStory, Feb 15, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Apricot in color, low carbonation, medium-low clarity. Syrupy.

S: The bing is a unique cherry. Pronounced fruitiness (and not just cherry!) with a sharp lactic zing. The sweet/sour interplay in this beer gives it a slightly acetic edge which detracts from the fruit. It does have a slight solvent quality.

T: Bright bing cherry flavor with strong sourness. The booze is quite noticable, I think they could scale back the abv a few points. Dont get much brett character, which I think would help the strong flavors in this beer meld together. The cherry flavor is unique and huge, so points there.

M: This growler had gone a bit flat by the time I got it, a pretty syrupy beer for a 'kriek'.

An interesting beer featuring an interesting cherry.

mattsander, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jakewatt135, Aug 11, 2014
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Devil's Kriek from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.