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Monomoy Kriek - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
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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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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of alpinebryant
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a rusty brown with no head, seems flat at pouring. Just a little bit of haze in here, but overall a nice color

S: Mostly sour lactic aroma, some cherry , a bit of funk and oak

T: This starts off with a nice sour bite. It is lactic and tart as I was expecting, maybe even only slightly more than I might have expected. This is a good thing, for some reason I thought this might let me down a little bit. The malt is very subdued as it should be. This is no Schaersbeekse lambic, but it is pretty good. Not bad at all for my first Cisco Woods series sour.

M: Very light and watery with no carbonation.

O: This is a decent Kriek. It has basically all of the things that I like in a Kriek, but is just a little flat. Just needs a little more complexity to take it to the next level, but otherwise the flavors are all good. Very drinkable

Photo of zaphodchak
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ElGallo
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of russwbeck
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  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.

Photo of leschkie
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of polishkaz
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of wesley14
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Burt
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mrbubbler
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dcME
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of wildcats10
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mbs11
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of whartontallboy
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kaelingirl
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of KevSal
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of thagr81us
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Photo of Ralphs66
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of joshtrich
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of PorterBoy14
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

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