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Cherry Kriek - Strange Craft Beer Company

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Cherry Kriek
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11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 59
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Strange Craft Beer Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: emmasdad on 05-12-2011

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 59
Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
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4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewery on 2/12

Light in color; moderate to little lacing; almost red 'lager' in color; very sweet, tastes A LOT like cherry pie, and sold as such; good beer, but might be a little hard on the belly over time; probably something to enjoy after a meal; almost lambic-y without the heavy sweet. (308 characters)

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5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sour! I enjoy sour, beligian beers and am always looking for something different, as other reviewers have said. This tastes just like a sour cherry. Zero syrupy sweetness, but a nice amount of malt to make the sour pleasant.I liked the intense cherry flavor - found it very natural and not candy-like at all. Danced to great blues last night at Oskar Blues in Longmont, CO with a couple glasses of Cherry Kriek to hand. (419 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thin white head. Slight fruit smell. Clear and copper colored. Tastes like cherries with a touch of beer. Then it tastes like cherries again. But not sweet. Like cherries you pick off of a tree for pie. (203 characters)

Photo of Spider889
2.92/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Review from 9/24/11.

Had this on tap at Freshcraft (my first stop/first beer in Denver, actually). The menu listed this at 4.7% at the time.

Served in an overly stout/chubby snifter. The beer is a ruddy raspberry sherbet/mimosa color with a frothy but minumal white head.

The aroma is leafy and green at first, and then a rush of raspberry sweetness leaps forth... well, that, or maraschino cherries at least. There's also a nice mild bitterness there for balance.

Tastes sweet as hell. It is a cross between NG Belgian Red and a Lindemans Framboise. The cherry flavor is candied and slightly artificial - again the thought of maraschino cherries come to mind.

Smooth body with light carbonation.

Overall I just found this beer to be way too sweet. Not sour at all. I take issue with brewers who claim these types of beers to be Krieks/Lambics/etc. Nothing like the proper thing should be. (895 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
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Cherry Kriek comes out looking like you would expect, a deep ruby with good clarity. The smell is pretty sweet, and the flavor backs it up. Not a lot of tartness to it, it's a lot more sweet than anything else.

If you like Krieks but don't like a sour bite, this is for you, but I want the sour to hit the palate hard and it just didn't do that for me. (354 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
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Cherry Kriek from Strange Craft Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.