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Phoenix Kriek - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 100
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: weeare138 on 06-29-2007)
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likestoswallow

California

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hand-bottle acquired via trade.

Pours an amber brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma is resplendent with ripe tart cherries. There is an elegant simplicity to this aroma, it is straightforward with no pretentiousness.

The flavor shows more tart cherries, cherry pit, and plenty of mouth-puckering sour cherries. This kinda reminds me of Cantillion Blabaer in its approach, Phoenix does for cherries what Blabaer does for blueberries, very elegant.

The palate is silky smooth, the finish is long and tart.

Its hard to believe this is an American brew and not one of the great Euros. Selins Grove has done it right. Great quaff. Try it.

Serving type: growler

11-15-2008 21:34:05 | More by likestoswallow
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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

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Phoenix Kriek from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.