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Monomoy Kriek - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Monomoy KriekMonomoy Kriek

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

262 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 97
Gots: 73 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jamie2dope on 07-09-2010)
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

No head, reddish-amber body.

Nose is of some spice and cherry pie.

Quite tart on the start and finish, which is accompanied by spice. Cherry is easy to get wrong, but this nails it. Trace of oak. Faintest hint of bitter leafy greens.

Mouthfeel is not super thick, but not too thin either.

Really worthwhile kriek-- remarkable spice character. Not sure what this would do in time, but it's darn good fresh.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 01:29:11 | More by zaphodchak
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-28-2012 01:45:20 | More by Archemedies
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-24-2012 19:54:54 | More by ElGallo
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-21-2012 18:28:25 | More by hoppymcgee
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours without head, but a very nice red color. Deep and hazy in the center, the side hint towards see-through.

S: It smells cloyingly sweet with some oak and booze underneath. The tart characteristics are there, but it just doesn't have enough to call this aroma balanced.

T: The taste is a bit light with an underlying tartness. The cherries, oak and other barrel treatments are noted, as is booze, but the overall taste just isn't that great for an American Wild. It's a lot like a Belgian Lambic, but just not quite there.

MF: Medium body without any carbonation. It is insanely drinkable, probably one of its redeeming qualities.

O: A really good beer, but just not quite on the top level. Pretty average in terms of American Wilds, I was expecting a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 03:34:53 | More by russwbeck
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potownbill

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 22:51:20 | More by potownbill
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/11/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark red color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains cherries, grapes, light malts and wild Belgian yeast.

T: The taste starts out with a nice sour bite of tart cherries and grapes followed by wild Belgian yeast and a thin malt character. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sour.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a nice sour beer to drink for a long time.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2012 22:09:56 | More by TheManiacalOne
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leschkie

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-15-2012 15:34:03 | More by leschkie
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-15-2012 14:21:07 | More by polishkaz
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-15-2012 05:29:36 | More by wesley14
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-12-2012 09:46:12 | More by Burt
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mrbubbler

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-11-2012 03:28:21 | More by mrbubbler
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dcME

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-08-2012 17:48:22 | More by dcME
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wildcats10

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-05-2012 01:19:45 | More by wildcats10
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-29-2012 03:45:39 | More by mbs11
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whartontallboy

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-23-2012 22:11:31 | More by whartontallboy
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superspak

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-22-2012 02:04:00 | More by superspak
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-21-2012 20:14:57 | More by kaelingirl
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KevSal

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-11-2012 04:40:09 | More by KevSal
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one at a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured ruby red with a half finger bone white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cherry, funk, wood, subtle sour, and subtle tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, wood, cherry, fruit, earth, and subtle tart. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The cherry definitely made a very nice presence on this one. I really like how the tart aspect took over and avoided the sour. Made this one very enjoyable. A definite must try if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 03:34:20 | More by thagr81us
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Ralphs66

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-03-2012 18:50:28 | More by Ralphs66
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joshtrich

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-02-2012 19:17:54 | More by joshtrich
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PorterBoy14

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-02-2012 00:11:38 | More by PorterBoy14
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into an Allagash chalice and an Ithaca tulip. No bottle date.

Appearance - Ruby red body that gets cloudier as I pour it. Dark, like an oud bruin, but still with a bright pink luster to it. Big head that limits the amount I can pour into the tulip.

Smell - Musty and acidic smelling. Sour cherries and a hint of funk. A touch oaky, perhaps in a slight vanilla smell in the background.

Taste - Acidic, but not quite puckering until the finish. Cherries come through, as does the malt. Not sweet, though, just a touch of malt. Oak and vanilla in the finish, which turns quite sour and dry.

Mouthfeel - Tannic and dry, to the point that it makes my teeth hurt. Makes it a bit tough to drink.

Overall - A nice sour with appealing oak notes. Like an oud bruin with cherries. It's tasty and has a good depth to it, but not mind-blowing.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 02:21:59 | More by Alieniloquium
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

02-18-2012 17:07:21 | More by chrispoint
Monomoy Kriek from Cisco Brewers Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.