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Friek - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

434 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 434
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 434 | Reviews: 157 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by eclaycamp:
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eclaycamp

Kansas

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a mury and cloudy reddish brown, almost copper colored (think like an old penny, not like a new penny). Head dissipates pretty quickly, leaving a small amount of bubbles that circle the glass. Tart cherry aroma explodes throughout the aroma, with familiar and yet complex hints of oak and sour funk. Aroma is definitly a highlight of the beer. First taste is sour fruit, as the sour raspberries and cherries really stand out. As your palate adjusts you can start to pick out the fruit notes, which really work well. Oak finishes. This beer could use a little bit more complexity in the finish, as it goes straight from sour fruit to the light oak finish. Sourness is abrupt at the beginning but fades as you continue to drink it. Mouthfeel is very full bodied and the carbonation is relatively light. This means the beer kind of melts off your tongue as you drink it. Not sure if there's such a thing as an easy drinking sour, but if there is, this beer would likely be it.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 15:11:50 | More by eclaycamp
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted 3 March 2014.

Pours a lovely pinkish amber. Two fingers of fizzy pinkish-white head, sizzling down quickly and leaving little lacing (as expected). Thick column of bubbles rising up the center.

Smell is predominantly sweet, with fruity undertones and just a touch of tartness. Rounded, sweet fruits, filling my nose with honey and juice.

Taste comes through powerfully fruity but well balanced. Plays the sour-sweet line really well, tilting first to one, then to the other. Eventually it settles on sweet, but I love the acidic elements and the balance they provide.

Feel is outstanding. Medium-bodied, a little sticky. Prickly carbonation that is near perfect, causing the flavors to dance and play. Makes this beer significantly better than it otherwise would be.

A very enjoyable fruity almost-sour. The play of fruit and sour is lovely. And the feel is top-notch.

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A- Pours a clean amber with a 1 finger dense head that lingers for a bit

S- Raspberries control the nose. Notes of vino and red wine. A mix of fruits that is difficult to decipher at times

T- Some acid, but not over bearing. Sweet berry notes until the oak takes over. Seems to lack any real intensity or clear direction. A bit spotty

M- I like the feel. Silky, yet slightly dry.

O- this one missed the mark for me. Love almost everything from Odell, but this one seemed like a tart cool-aid to.

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Friek from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.