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Friek - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

433 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 433
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)
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Ratings: 433 | Reviews: 157 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by julian:
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julian

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4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper and crimson with medium light darkness and perfect clarity. Very little head, but an aggressive pour yields some sparse bubbles that fade quickly

S: Nice lambic style funk, wood and must and brett and fruity cherry aroma.

T: Lots of cherry flavor, not so much raspberry. Cherry is a pretty dominant flavor here at least where the fruit is concerned. Some vanilla oak sweetness, mild fruity tartness, and funk. Very well crafted. Major like.

M: Nicely carbonated, on the high end but apropos for the style. Dry, light, and very crisp.

O: Was not expecting this to be as good as it is. Although Belgian inspired, it's also very Belgian in every aspect. The fruit flavor tastes a bit artificial, and unlike that of traditional Belgian lambic brewers, but the funk/tart/oak in the nose and taste is definitely very similar. Very drinkable and very delicious. Need more!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 07:10:53 | More by julian
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Friek from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.