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Monomoy Kriek - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
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 TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of leschkie
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

leschkie, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

polishkaz, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of wesley14
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

wesley14, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Burt
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Burt, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of mrbubbler
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

mrbubbler, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of dcME
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

dcME, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of wildcats10
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

wildcats10, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of mbs11
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

mbs11, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

whartontallboy, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

superspak, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

kaelingirl, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of KevSal
4/5  rDev -2.7%

KevSal, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

thagr81us, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Ralphs66
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Ralphs66, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of joshtrich
4/5  rDev -2.7%

joshtrich, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of PorterBoy14
4/5  rDev -2.7%

PorterBoy14, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Alieniloquium, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -2.7%

djrn2, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

jfcaa193, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev -2.7%

DSlim71, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of kmatlack
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 into a large red wine glass. When unwinding the cage, it broke. Yeah, that wasnt a pain in the ass.

A- Aggressive pour renders a half finger pink-orange head that sits on top of a cloudy dark pink beer. Surprising amount of head retention from a great looking creamy froth. No real lacing as the beer is drank.

S- Smells of strong vinegar, lactic acid, sour apples, cherries, lemon peel. Plenty of funk on the nose, especially as the beer warms. Plenty of oak presence as well.

T- Sweet and sour on the front palate, lots of sour cherries, lemon, funk. Mid palate, the carbonation masks the beer but the sour cherries are still present. On the back end, there is a lingering bitterness with lots of green apple peels and sour cherries.

M- Prickly carbonation, almost creamy mouthfeel, no abv present.

O- First beer from Cisco Brewers and i have to say, i am impressed. Looking forward to trying some more offerings from them.

kmatlack, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of crashoveride
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

crashoveride, Jan 21, 2012
Monomoy Kriek from Cisco Brewers Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.