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Barton Kriek - North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

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Barton Kriek
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AChamberlain on 03-10-2009)
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utfiero

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-08-2014 16:44:10 | More by utfiero
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

10-28-2013 20:50:06 | More by drummermattie02
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rdooley

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8%

10-25-2013 23:11:27 | More by rdooley
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emerge077

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -3.9%

Thanks Fred for sharing this over the weekend. Review from written notes.
This was from a small batch that was bottled, only something like 2 cases or so.

Served in a small flared tulip glass. Deep ruby color, saturated and a little murky. Spotty foam around the edges, and a thin surface layer that dissipated quickly.

Authentic cherry aroma, pie cherry not sour cherry, though some acid is detectable.
Flavors follow suit with a lightly vinegary acetic acid presence, natural cherry with a little bit of tannin from the skins. Light to medium bodied with a decent level of carbonation. Sourness is easygoing and moderate. Overall it's a nice kriek, and i'd certainly drink it again.

05-21-2013 15:28:01 | More by emerge077
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-02-2013 18:00:17 | More by GreatBloomer
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fragilehearted

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-31-2011 07:54:19 | More by fragilehearted
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UTCengOwl

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%

Had this on tap at the brewpub while waiting for a growled fill. Unfortunately, they wouldn't grower fill this. Served in a small snifter.

It pours a brownish deep red with a minimal white head. Pretty standard for the style... which isn't a negative.

The nose is predominantly vinegar with some sweet cherries and a peppery bite. Both this and the taste are between a 4 and 4.5, so I decided to bump it up here. Definitely interesting.

The taste follows the nose quite well. Sharp vinegar that's somewhat controlled. A building sweetness that never becomes closing. Finishes with a crisp peppery bite that sets it apart. His could use a bit more citric and a bit less acetic... but I like it anyway.

The coronation and mouthful are both spot on. However, the vinegar buildup prevents it from being more drinkable. Still an excellent offering.

02-20-2011 21:09:45 | More by UTCengOwl
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redraider2323

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +8.6%

On tap at NXNW:

A - ruby red color, a little too murky to be truly beautiful

S - just awesome. Intense acidity and fruit aromas.

T - fantastic complexity of sour, fruit and bread flavors.

M/D - high carbonation, dry and drinkable. The acidity would probably catch up with me after two, but I love this beer.

12-21-2010 20:47:58 | More by redraider2323
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nickd717

California

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%

Met the guys from NxNW at Great Divide - good guys, big drinkers. Then tried a lot of this beer at GABF. I know it was a beer fest, but I had several samples' worth and took the time to sit down and appreciate it, so I think that qualifies for a reasonable review.

A - This beer is cloudy reddish-brown in color with a medium light pink head.

S - Aroma is intense tart cherries, spices, and a little sweet caramel.

T - Incredible and in a way reminiscent of New Glarus' fruit beers: fairly sweet, although there is also the sour/vinegary aspect that you expect in a Flemish sour. Sweet and tart cherries really explode in your mouth, and there are also hints of oak and spices.

M - Palate is nice and sharp with medium body and prickly carbonation. Nearly perfect considering what this beer is intended to be.

D - Very high, keeps you wanting more.

09-29-2009 18:22:48 | More by nickd717
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ballewblake

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev -2.7%

Served in a sniffter.

One finger white head doesn't last long, lacing is left and sticks. Cherry red and transparent body. Nose is all sours and funk. Taste is sweet tart cherries. Awesome. Mouthfeel is dry, light carbonation. Drinkability is high for a tasty Texas sour kriek. Wish I could have gotten a growler to go.

07-13-2009 18:35:25 | More by ballewblake
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spaceycasey

Texas

4.93/5  rDev +12%

Served on tap on many occassions, most recently on a March visit to NXNW.

Perhaps my single favorite beer in Texas - Barton Kriek seperates itself from popularized sugar-bombs found at tap-rooms nationwide.

Pours a slightly murky rose color with a full, long lasting off-white head. Aroma is of sour cherries and sweet malt.

Refreshingly tart cherry flavor - not overpoweringly sour in the slightest bit. Mouthfeel is carried by relatively high carbonation levels, expected for the style.

I could drink these all night until a cab or uniformed officer came for me.

03-28-2009 19:30:43 | More by spaceycasey
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%

Served on-tap at NXNW into a 10oz snifter.

Barton Kriek has a gorgeous, rosy-pink body with a hint of brownish cloudiness. The off-white head retains well and etches webs of lacing along the inside of the glass. Top notch aroma on this kriek, as the bouquet meets the nose with sour cherry, vinegar, light biscuity malts, and a hint of wood.

Flavor echoes the aroma, bursting with under-ripened cherry and sour vinegar. Some sweetness, too, but just enough to balance the sourness of the tart cherries. The medium-light body finishes semi-dry, and the spritzy carbonation level adds to the bittersweet bite on the end. This is easily one of the best-tasting Kriek's I've encountered. Paired effortlessly well with the appetizer and my entree of beef tenderloin. Two glasses weren't enough!

03-15-2009 04:01:18 | More by wagenvolks
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AChamberlain

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -17.5%

A decent sour (tart) kriek. Cloudy amber, red color, no head, some lacing. A faint cherry aroma, fruity. Tart, sour cherry flavor, very good. Sweet fish flavor!? Not bad, just reminds me of a fishy flavor. Would go great with one of their salads. One I would try again; well made.

03-10-2009 23:49:38 | More by AChamberlain
Barton Kriek from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.