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Tahoma Kriek - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdense on 07-19-2011)
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Reviews by BeerOnTheWall:
Photo of BeerOnTheWall
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%

Had this on a recent visit to Portland (took a road trip up the Columbia River Gorge to Hood River one of the days I was there). This is apparently based off of their award winning Devil's Kreik recipe. On tap it was outstanding...so I picked up a growler to bring home.

Poured from 2 day old growler into a Chimay chalice.

Hazy light golden color with a very slight head that dissipates quickly. Really? This is a Kreik? No ruby red tinges...no dark colors to speak of. I'm interested at this point...the simple fact that this pours and looks like a Belgian blonde while calling itself a Kreik has me curious.

WOW! Sweet Tarts, white wine, lemon zest, toasted marshmallow, and a little barnyard funk. The 10% ABV is there, but does not burn the nose like you would expect. I love the way this smells and am getting a little excited now.

Above average tartness (even for a sour) right up front. Think sharp citrus mixed with sugar. Not the subtle cherry tart that you would expect from most Kreiks. The white Ranier cherries used in this seem to have set it apart from other beers in this style. There is a nice, subtle, mushroom earthieness + caramelized sugar that helps balance the beer on the mid-palate. The finish is tartley clean with some dusty funk as you breathe out. 10% abv is no where to be found...no solvent-like heat to turn you off. Impressive!

Low carbonation with a medium-light body. Everything that is expected for the style is there.

Overall I am really impressed with this beer. It's not a typical Kreik, but it is a wild fermented beer w/cherries added to secondary...so a Kreik it is. As with most sours, you must like the style if you are to enjoy it. But...if you like sours, this is on my top 5 of MUST TRY! There is a clear skill at work in the crafting of this beer. From the interesting use of white cherries to the perfect balance to the hidden abv...this is truly a beer to be appreciated. Once more the Pacific Northwest has impressed me!

BeerOnTheWall, Aug 03, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

freshflesh, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

chossboss, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%

375 ml bottle.
Poured pale golden and hazy.
The smell is sour and not very promising, but this has a splendid tart and fruity taste. Would prefer a more clearly defined cherry note.
Nice mouthfeel.

chinchill, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Less red than the Devil's Kriek. Deep amber. No real head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Cherry. Caramel. Acetic acidity. Vanilla fills out the rest of the smell.

Taste - Pretty sour. Sour cherry. Caramel maltiness, but it's astringent.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Strong sourness.

Overall - Better than the Devil's Kriek. Not a really complex sour, but good.

Alieniloquium, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jason_nwx, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

GRG1313, May 11, 2014
Photo of jellikit
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%

A: orangish/amberish/tanish. Hazy. Little to no head.

S: acid. Vinegar. Slight fruit.

T: acidic, earthy, funky, lactic acid. There is actually cherry in the background.

M: high carbonation. Medium body. Dry. Sour.

O: good Brett beer. Funky and complex.

jellikit, Aug 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Diomede, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jaydoc, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%

Paper notes... Inflateablechair hooked this one up... Pours a slightly hazed yellow.. spotty lacing with a short lived head.

Nose is real cherry aromas with a bit of pink bubblegum phenols... nice lactic sour profile melds great with the cherries... fantastic fresh yellow sweet cherry notes...

Is this one "barrel aged".. not sure.. but the fruits are up front clearing the way for plenty of sour bits... more "tart than sour" with warmth... bits of almond... maybe even vanilla.

Body is a touch thick... carbonation is a little too light.... but this is a fantastic brew for somebody who really likes Rainier cherries.. no real "funk" ever shows, instead it is a lactic master with bunches of fruit in every sip.

Thanks Sam!! Very cool... I want to try and make a Rainier Cherry kriek.


JohnGalt1, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Jak82, Nov 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

dpool, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Eighty, Jun 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Telestic, May 18, 2012
Photo of Mahlik
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

On-tap at the Double Mountain taproom. Poured into a tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours a hazy pear color with a one-finger bubbly white head. Head dissipates almost immediately. No lacing whatsoever. This beer has a cider-like appearance.

S - A fruity tartness of pears and sour cherries. Funky Brett and faint oak notes. A slight grassy aroma floats in the background. Nothing really dominates.

T - The funky barnyard notes from the Brett come out more in the taste. The sour cherries come through in the middle. An lactic sourness finishes off the sip.

M - Light body with plenty of carbonation that creates a tingling sensation on the tongue. A slight sting from the alcohol could be felt but overall, the alcohol is well hidden. Finishes crisp and somewhat dry. A small amount of tartness sticks around in the aftertaste.

O - While I didn't think this beer was superior to many other krieks/sours, I had no problem enjoying a couple of them while at the taproom. A little unusual for a kriek but still very enjoyable. I am glad to see a smaller brewery such as Double Mountain being creative and brewing differnet styles other than the standard IPA, pale ale and stout.

Mahlik, Jan 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Reviewed from notes. 375ml bottle shared by Sasha - thanks. 2012 vintage.

A: Pours a hazy light reddish orange with a 1/4" thick white head which fades quickly and leaves spots of lace.

N: Brett funk, cherry skin and pits, rustic and earthy.

T: Tart and fruity with a sharp astringency.

M: Light body and light carbonation. Tart fruity, dry finish.

O: Enjoyed and would have again.

wethorseblanket, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of VAbdoyan
4/5  rDev -3.4%

VAbdoyan, Jun 29, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%

Nice cherry fruit tartness and some complexity as it warms. Not as sour as I was hoping, a little too mellow. Overall, not sure if worth the pricetag of a $ per ounce.

deschutes_fan, Aug 26, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +17.9%

Fauvay, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Maillard, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of vkv822
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%

on-tap @ Belmont Station.
taster glass; from notes.

Pale golden, no head.

Sweet Rainier cherries upfront blends into sour, slightly Lacto backing.

Medium body, foamy mild carbonation.

While they were both good beers, I did prefer this version over the Devil's Kriek, as I thought this example of cherry sweetness melded better with the sour/tart components.

vkv822, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Kurmaraja, May 16, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev +1.9%

On tap at the brewery in a tulip. Hazy light gold body with a head that's little more than a white wisp, but it's continually fed by a whirlwind of bubbling carbonation from below. The visual affect is quite striking, and makes up for the absence of lacing.

Quite a nose on this, a blast of tart, sweet and funky aromas backed up with with lighter grain and floral notes. Very tasty, very tart, stopping just shy of puckering. Light honeyish provides a bit of relief from the steady dose of sour cherry. No one-trick pony here, though; impressively multilayered flavors. Cherry pit, barrel, musty, grainy and earthy flavors weave in and out. The balance of flavors seems to shift if you chew on a sip for a moment; it's tasty, yet I find myself never being able to quite identify every flavor. Just the right amount of funk. Fans of sour beers would be well advised to seek this one out.

PDXHops, Aug 06, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

KevMo84, Sep 10, 2014
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Tahoma Kriek from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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