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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

88 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 16
Gots: 17 | 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 trevorjn06:
Photo of trevorjn06
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep cherry red that is quite clear. One inch of loose, pink head settles quickly.

Aroma is aidic and bright with fresh cherry, lactic and acetic acids, a slight nuttiness and a nice overall fruitiness.

Taste is very mild malts and bright fruits upfront with lots of cherry, this moves into sharped acidity, huge Bing cherry. The finish is dry, tart and slightly solventy (ethyl acetate) with a lingering cherry and sour flavor. Definitely makes your salivary glands act up.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, medium/high carbonation and a slight (but pleasant) astringency.

Overall a very good kriek other than a bit too much solventy/acetone from ethyl acetate.

trevorjn06, Aug 23, 2011
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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 -2.7%
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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3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
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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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Rutager, Friday at 01:32 AM
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3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

smakawhat, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

RB

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.

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Devil's Kriek from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.