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Monomoy Kriek - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 99
Gots: 76 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jamie2dope on 07-09-2010

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1.7/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer was absolutely, totally, flat. Zero carbonation. I was worried when the cork was very easy to pull out. I am not going to give this one another chance, because I spent over $20.00 for this, even though the other reviewers did not have the same problem. I bought this from a very reputable supplier, so I don't think the problem was there. Refrigerated it as soon as I got home.

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1.75/5  rDev -57.3%

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2/5  rDev -51.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a murky reddish burgundy color with a whispy pink cap, some light bubbles but not much in the head retention department iof I recall.

S: A blend of dark and red cherries, with some lactic sting, Earthy notes and old wood

T: Initial sting and bite with a jab of unripe red cherries which tends to hang around but it seems to be a little flat on the palate. Taste buds continue to pickup some Earthiness, light must and old wood. A little bit of spice is noted as well. Finish is dry, a little sting and tart.

M: Light to medium bodied, I felt is was a little undercarbed perhaps. Cherries dominate the mouth as does the lactic tartness

O: Average.

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Arbitrator
3.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Chilled bottle into a glass. Thanks Dabe!

A: Pours a murky, ruddy brown body with a small cap of light pink foam. It retains decently before collapsing into a thin collar. No lace.

S: Cherries, vanilla, oak, a touch of brown sugar, and acetic sourness. Reminds me much more of a Flanders Red than a wild ale.

T: More tart than sour, though there is a small acetic presence. Tart, dark cherry skins, brown sugar, vanilla, and a small metallicity to it that I didn't enjoy. Certainly not bad, and it's a vast improvement over the other two Cisco beers I've tried. If I'm comparing this against a wild ale, it's not in the same class as Supplication or even Temptation. As a Flanders Red it's pretty good, though.

M: A dry finish, accentuated by a touch of tannins in the finish. It works well against the vanilla and cherries.

D: Not worth the $22 price tag on the bottle, but it didn't offend.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of callmemickey
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Medium red-brown body, pinkish-white one cm head. Quickly receded, spotty lacing.

S: Tart cherries, earthy-oak, some vinous notes.

T: Like the nose, there is a bit of oak and vinous notes, but the cherries have taken a serious step back. Tartness is still there, but the depth of flavor is muted.

M: A bit thin and under-carbonated. Not particularly enjoyable.

D: While the nose and taste were respectable the weak body made drinking this somewhat of a chore.

Photo of StormKing47
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared with cmurren25, Jwiss22, JayW73 and Lane23 at a little tasting, have been interested in this one for some time and here's the breakdown...

A- A very nice looking brown color with a ruby/maroon hue. An interesting brown that I would have thought would have more of a deep red hue, but it was subtle and light. Has a good amount of carb with s steady stream of bubbles leading to a thin white head. Looks very subtle and unappealing for a wild ale.

S- An immediate rush of tart pie cherries with a nice subtle vanilla note to accompany the juicy, tart cherries. As it warms the musty, earthiness shows up with the great aromas of oak. A pleasant smell that is not overwhelming just clean and simple.

T- Similar to the smell there is a faint tart cherry taste in the beginning, but it's more of a bing cherry with some sweet, sugary syrup. As it warms it brings along a nice rush of oak, a slight mustiness and a nice, clean vanilla finish. Almost like a poorly done cherries and cream soda. It's very underwhelming and not as good as I would have thought from them.

M- Has a great syrupy and coating feel that is pushed along with a nice carb tingle. Also has a subtle puckering, but more of a tartness.

D- Not as much cherry or sourness as I would have liked, but it's definitely enjoyable and a little refreshing. Not really and heartburn inducing acidity so it's more of an approachable sour, but more in the realms of a sour with training wheels. Could have been a much better beer.

I wasn't let down by this one just not blown away. They definitely make better beers, but this is definitely worth a try!

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Monomoy Kriek from Cisco Brewers Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.