Tahoma Kriek - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.05/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
04-17-2014 20:42:54 | More by flagmantho
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -16.7%
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.
04-28-2014 23:58:42 | More by Alieniloquium
3.94/5 rDev -6.2%
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.
08-07-2014 21:34:01 | More by jellikit
4.03/5 rDev -4%
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.
02-20-2012 03:32:56 | More by JohnGalt1
3.75/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
01-05-2012 03:21:06 | More by Mahlik
4.25/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
08-10-2014 16:09:56 | More by wethorseblanket
3.7/5 rDev -11.9%
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.
07-21-2013 05:58:14 | More by vkv822
4.22/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
08-06-2011 12:17:32 | More by PDXHops
4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
Bottle opened on 3.4.14
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.
05-12-2014 05:27:50 | More by HuskyinPDX
Tahoma Kriek from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.