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Tahoma Kriek - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdense on 07-19-2011)
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BeerOnTheWall

California

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: growler

08-03-2011 03:15:14 | More by BeerOnTheWall
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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New York

4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to my buddy rathakem for this unexpected surprise. Enjoyed from a double mountain snifter. Bottled 1/24/14

Brew poured pinkish orange with a thin bubbly , cap that was gone as quick as it formed. Nose is soft tart cherry. Taste matches. Really big acidic tartness, but not overly so and not plasticy or nail polish like. Easy drinker with prickly carbonation. Really nice vinous American kreik. The Brett is not noticeable at all. Body is just super smooth...gray sourness but without the pucker.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 3.4.14
2012
Bottled 01/15/14

A - Pours a hazy light pink with a white head that is gone instantly.

S - Tart, vinous, cherry.

T - Tart, funky, cherry. Light and very nice.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Funky and tart with a light cherry kick to the teeth.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
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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.

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4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 375mL bottle into a tulip. This is the 2012 vintage, bottled 1/15/14; ABV is listed at 8.4% on this bottle.

Appearance: pinkish-amber hue with a tiny touch of haze and a strong effervescence. Head was champagne-like; pours very fizzily and quickly dissipates to nothing. Interesting!

Smell: very tart aroma with just a hint of cherry under-notes. Not bad, but relatively simple.

Taste: extremely tart right up front, which a cherry character that builds on the palate. It shows up more in the aftertaste than anything else, and really starts to come together with each successive sip. There's also a light caramel character which helps the cherry along. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: light body with a great big carbonation. Not creamy, per se, but bright and refreshing; perfect for this style.

Overall: this beer rubs me the right way. I could drink a cubic hectare of this, probably.

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Tahoma Kriek from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.