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Friek - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

517 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 247
Gots: 130 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Kriek Lambic blended from three different aged beers up to 2 years old, aged in Woodcut barrels.

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 10-08-2009)
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poured from bottle into bruery hoarder tulip
color is reddish and light head no lacing
smell is super fruit packed cherry raspberry
and the taste follow it is awesome light and crisp sour and fruit undertones
slight acidity to it but the overall texture makes this a winner
A+

mhksuccess, Sep 06, 2014
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friek is a clever beer, a mix of cherries and raspberries added at differetn stages of the brewing and barrel aging process, it is complex and unique, delicious and drinkable, and a great expression of both fruits. thin reddish in color, purple and mahogany undertones, and just a mild off white patchy layer of bubbles on top. the nose is more cherry than raspberry, a touch medicinal perhaps, but the sourness in it brings it right back. the raspberry adds some tartness, while an unexplained lemon citrus component is also there. the flavor i think balanced both fruits well, but the raspberry seems like fresh berries while the cherries seems more of a candy thing, maybe to do with when they were added and how long residual yeasts have been working on them. not overly sour in taste, but there is definitely a lambic-esque mix of yeast and bacterial character, between lacto acidity and bretty funk, it fits the bill pretty well, although brett is not readily apparent here, some other yeasts may be acting similarly upon it. fruit is forward but its beer first, which i appreciate, but to me the body is too thin for all the flavor. carbonation could be ramped up a bit, and the watered down fruit syrup texture needs a lift. either more grain body or less leftover sugar, its a tricky balance in a beer like this, and its not quite reached. overall though this is amazing beer, maybe the best balance of the two fruits ive encountered.

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Friek from Odell Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.