Phoenix Kriek - Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Hand bottled and shared by weeare138.
In the line up of sours we had this Kriek was not very sour. It is fruity and a bit candy like. I like it though. It reminded me more of New Galaurs fruit beers that Hanssens Oude Kriek though it certainly falls in the middle.
Appearance: pour an attractive dark read color with pink edges that show through in the hue of the head as well.
Smell: Cherry candy fruity with a wood attribute and a touch of caramel.
Taste: I was getting more Jolly Rancher candy and apples, than harsh lactic sour notes. To me it is a bit on the sweet side but if I were Selin's Grove I would find that a safer route to go as well. There are other red fruits and berries and a and certainly a tart element though this is one my wife would drink next to her Lindemans.
Mouthfeel: Sugary. A bit too much so for my personal preference but it is certainly not bad. Smooth and full.
Drinkability: I believe for thew person who like there Lambic sweet, like my wife, this would be a drinkable beer. Personally I prefer them a bit more sour.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2007 04:47:55 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
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 +2.6%
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 107 ratings.