Devil's Kriek - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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3.41/5 rDev -17.2%
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.
04-28-2014 23:49:22 | More by Alieniloquium
3.98/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
09-14-2011 16:28:34 | More by Kegatron
3.86/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
08-07-2014 21:44:47 | More by jellikit
4.03/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
08-02-2010 07:32:29 | More by JohnGalt1
3.58/5 rDev -13.1%
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.
01-06-2013 20:33:32 | More by mattsander
3.74/5 rDev -9.2%
Thanks to rudzud for sharing.
bottled 1/15/14, brewed in 2012
Pours a small fizzy head that fades almost instantly, typical sour, bright cherry red but dark and murky color.
NOse brings tons of cherry, a nice kriek like cherry, little sour cherry note and tartness, little sweet syrupyness, mild funky sour note, Pretty basic.
Taste is also a bit lighter than expected, well at least not really too complex, some cherry, not a ton of cherry, sour cherry note, little dank funk, little sweet syrupy and cherry coffee syrup, little boozy too, tangy and acidic. Finish is a bit syrupy, bit booze warmth too, little more sour cherry and tangy, sticky.
Mouth is med bod, mild acid note, light booze warmth, lighter carb.
Overall eh, not bad, but nothing special. Bit too boozy and not enough carb, fairly basic and meh but not bad. 375
07-13-2014 02:15:52 | More by jlindros
4.35/5 rDev +5.6%
First had: on tap at their brewpub
Wow... I asked for a sampler, but she mistakenly gave me a full pour, and I'm glad she did. Served in a wine glass, this beer poured a bright red color, with a finger of foamy pink head that vanished within seconds before my very eyes. Aroma = cherries. Taste was of natural cherry juice, both sugary sweet and puckering tart, bouncing back and forth on the palate, with just a touch of the most tolerable funk. Where was the alcohol? Site says 9%, the chalkboard said 8.2%, but I sure didn't taste it. Be careful with this one, ladies. Medium-bodied and full of flavor, I'd say this is easily one of the best krieks I've ever had.
01-04-2012 08:16:56 | More by Rifugium
3.44/5 rDev -16.5%
on-tap @ Belmont Station.
taster glass; from notes.
Dark cherry red with no head.
Lots of sweet cherry, blended with lactic sourness.
Medium bodied, mild fizzy-foamy carbonation.
A good kriek, as noted in other reviews, I would have liked an earthier, more solid base to tie the sweet and sour notes to.
07-21-2013 05:53:00 | More by vkv822
Devil's Kriek from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.