Phoenix Kriek - Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerTruth:
4.72/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Huge thanks to KRAMER17801 for getting this one for me.
64 oz. growler poured into my Selin's Grove goblet.
I've heard a lot of good things about this brew. If I'm drinking a bloody colored beer, I might as well watch a bloody movie. Planet Terror it is.
Pours a blood-ruby hue with a fluffy half finger off-white head that has a hint of pink which dies down to a paper thin layer that lasts throughout. Very nice lacing left on the sides, almost a wall of foam remains clinging to the glass. Sour cherry and cherry cobbler in the nose, not overpowering by any means which makes this very pleasant to sniff. A fair amount of malt and woody aromas as well. Taste blows me away. First sip reminds me so much of my grandma's cherry pie. Fresh cherries on the tongue with a buttery pie crust as well. Much sweeter flavor than the nose leads you to believe, I love it. Aftertaste has a bit of vanilla and honey which pairs up perfectly with the cherries. This has a bit more thickness than the New Glarus Belgian Red with a creamy medium body. Carbonation is pretty smooth, very fitting for this beer. Is this really 8%? Good lord I know a few ladies who would melt over this treat. Hmm, I need to make a few phone calls ;) Selin's Grove keeps pumping out excellent beers, keep it up! I've been down there once, and I definitely need to make it there again...SOON!
edit: I can't stop licking my lips!!
Serving type: growler
04-19-2008 00:29:03 | More by BeerTruth
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-light to medium red color with a smallish off-white head and little lacing
S-light grain, light brown sugar, huge cherry nose with no significant tartness
T-big cherry flavor with mostly sweet and hint of sour cherry flavor, light grain and brown sugar in the background, like a fresh homemade cherry pie
F-medium body with light to moderate, carbonation, smooth
O-interesting beer, great cherry flavor, they call this a wild ale, but fruit beer seems to fit this better
Serving type: on-tap
06-12-2014 10:39:01 | More by MDDMD
4.41/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Not much more than a fingers worth of late to develop light khaki colored froth head... Minimal retention as this one quickly fades away leaving a lopsided splotchy veil lace and an ultra thin collar... The color is a mix of ruby red and medium brown... Mostly still with just a stray carbonation bubble rising randomly on occasion... A wee bit of lacing clings to the glass...
S - Bright vibrant bing cherries... A whiff of vanilla nicely accents the cherries... There is a bit of brown sugar as well... This all sits atop a surprisingly thick malt base comprised of biscuit and pie crust... Very nice...
T - Sweet cherries and vanilla... Vanilla and sweet cherries... A hint of brown sugar... The pie crust and biscuit are present as well... The cherriness continues to intensify on the finish at which time there is a very light tart and salty presence that emerges as well... Excellent depth and complexity...
M - Medium bodied... Light yet robust... Limited carbonation... A bit sticky... Smooth... A wee bit chewy...
D - Insanely quaffable... An outstanding dessert beer with several port like qualities... This growler will disappear with ease... It's amazing to consider that a tiny little brew pub in central PA turns out such outstanding Belgian fruit beers... Outstanding and highly recommended... Much more than the sum of its outstanding parts...
Serving type: growler
06-01-2014 01:35:50 | More by philbe311
Phoenix Kriek from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.