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Kriek - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

Kriek
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.31%


Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: writerLJBerg on 11-18-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-18-2012 05:59:34 | More by PaulStoneAnchor
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a snifter. 2012 vintage

A- Poured a murky reddish brown color with no head or lace. Not the prettiest beer, but you don't really expect it for the style so I can't hold it against the beer.

S- Very astringent aroma with tons of sour cherries, nail polish, and acidic pinot noir notes.

T- Very astringent and sour. Lots of sour cherry, pinot noir, nail polish, and wet paint taste. Definitely some bourbon, oak, slightly chocolatey notes in there.

M- Very dry, high carbonation, and pretty big warming on the finish

O- I like the flavor quite a bit on this beer but it was pretty fatiguing so not something I would really seek out again. Definitely a good beer to sit with and sip on

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on-tap, beermongers in Portland

A bourbon-barrel aged kriek is a risky proposition - the bourbon has the potential to overpower the fruit and zing of a nice kriek. New Glarus nailed one, but they work with cherries better than anyone in the business. The block 15 effort was a little wonky - kind of buttery, bourbon provides some complexity but the clash of direction this beer were not appealing.

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AlexFields

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Opened at 4/20 tasting.

Pours dark caramel brown, not much head.

Smells slightly oxidized but not enough to ruin it. Sweet cherries, some light tartness, some funk.

Tastes more sour than I expected, pretty lactic, some sweet cherries again, very good! Little or none of the oxidized character I picked up from the nose.

Fairly good carbonation and drinkability, medium thick body.

7.8/10

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4DAloveofSTOUT

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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to Rathakem for this Block 15 beer!

375ml bottle with pressure cap.

poured into Block 15 tulip glass.

Appearance: crimison red bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head that slowely fizzeles down to a thin ring around the tulip.

Smell: acidic and tart cherries. oak barrel with a hint of bourbon sweetness almost has a maple syrup smell to it as well. smells a little boozey as well.

Taste: Strong tart cherries and cranberries; this beer is really way more tart that I expected it to be. Its also acidic and a slight hint of vinegar is notable. A little more boozey that I expected as well. Oak barrel and vanilla notes hiding in the background. Slight earthy funk. Also has a vinous quality like a red wine and getting some subtle floral notes. Sweet malt backbone is detected and seems to contrast the tartness. Did notice some off flavors in this beer, both acetone and cardboard. Very minor and not really distracting towards the overall flavor profile of this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with carbonation thats on the high end of moderate. Really prickly and aggressive carbonation in this beer. Its got a dry finish that accentuates the tartness of this beer nicely.

Overall: Another great wild ale by Block 15. They accomplish what they set out to do with this beer. A solid kriek with a very nice pucker factor. The bourbon barrels lend just the right amount of barrel influence and nice little kick of bourbon. Great complexity in this beer. The balance was okay, it seemed the entire time I was drinking this beer that the sweet and the sour were constantly fighting each other.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 12:25:15 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Kriek from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
92 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.