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Monomoy Kriek - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Monomoy KriekMonomoy Kriek

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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 99
Gots: 75 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jamie2dope on 07-09-2010)
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Photo of potownbill
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.

potownbill, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Aisha
1.75/5  rDev -57.3%

Aisha, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of djmichaelk
2/5  rDev -51.2%

djmichaelk, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Sanchezrox23
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Sanchezrox23, May 27, 2014
Photo of jmilo64
3/5  rDev -26.8%

jmilo64, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of olympuszymurgus
3/5  rDev -26.8%

olympuszymurgus, May 23, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
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.

barleywinefiend, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of SGToliver
3/5  rDev -26.8%

SGToliver, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

vfgccp, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Arbitrator
3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

Arbitrator, Oct 16, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

nebula1999, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

david18, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

outoffocus, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Lawnboy33, May 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

nkelley77, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

ChristiBerli, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

crashoveride, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of callmemickey
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

callmemickey, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of StormKing47
3.65/5  rDev -11%
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!

StormKing47, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Duchess oversize wine glass. Shared with schen9303.

A: Pours a .5 finger coarse white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a stunning, clear blood ruby red. Lacing is spotty and with little cling.

S: Nose is abundantly oaky. Tart, and sweet with notes of cherry, wood, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Aromatic and appropriate but lacking a certain funkiness.

T: Opens sweet cherry and syrup. Juicy but a bit watery. Tart builds towards he middle but is subtle and not enough to cover the cherry juice flavor. Woody in the back and dries out as it lingers on the palate. Finish is sweet and a bit cinnamony. Aftertaste is oaky and dry.

M: Light bodied and highly carbonated. Lively and coarse on the palate. Tingly going down. Finish is dry and aftertaste lingers just a bit.

D: A slightly above average AWA, Monomoy kriek's flavor tapers out as it warms. Becomes a bit too watery on the palate. Also, not really sour. The tartness kind of fights with the sweetness and fruit flavor the whole way through. Not bad though and worth a try.

SpeedwayJim, Oct 30, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

JakerLou, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

acurtis, Jun 30, 2012
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Monomoy Kriek from Cisco Brewers Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.