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Friek - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

481 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 239
Gots: 129 | FT: 8
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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deebo

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 version on tap at Bulldog-uptown. Like most lambic a this isn't much to look at. Light pink and quite clear. Served with no head. Smells like a Kriek and that is a complement. Aromas of cherries and musty funk. Tastes like the aroma with a bit of lactic and acetic sourness in the finish. Light bodied and easy to drink. Refreshing for a sour. This is one of the best American lambic style beers out there. Has that Belgian funk. Tart and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2013 03:41:56 | More by deebo
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-09-2013 17:36:22 | More by Flabbyjandro
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thank you to Steasy66 for this long time want.

Appearance. Pours an orangy red with a thin, almost white head.

Smell. Cherry and dank old wood with a dank old musty funk. Dank and old, yep. It actual;ly smells better than that, but the dank and old does play a big part.

Taste. Sour cherry, some old barrel wood with light notes of vanilla and almond (presumably from the cherry seeds). Not getting much raspberry but if I look for it I get a bit among other red berries. There's a light bit of musty funk there as well.

Mouthfeel. Light body, medium+ fine carbonation.

Overall. Pretty damn decent for an american lambic. I would definitly drink this again but I seem to remember it being quite expensive. If that's the case, I'll stick to the real Belgians.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 03:01:41 | More by Rutager
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

10-31-2013 00:00:21 | More by jaydoc
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-31-2013 00:00:03 | More by bradfordjohnson
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-16-2013 21:08:21 | More by dfhhead25
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The offering I was given was from a bottle that had aged for some time but was unknown as to just how long. The aging created an almost carbonatedless, wine like experience. The color though was a beautiful hue of raspberry red.

The aromas were like a raspberry champagne with some of the airy white grape aroma inside.

This had obviously mellowed nicely as the taste was cherry tartness without any brashness. Creamy and buttery in taste and feel I got sour cherry notes and a mild easy ride.

Well done and that's after it had lost its pizzazz.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 18:11:30 | More by KYGunner
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-14-2013 14:04:12 | More by BuckTuckian
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-14-2013 13:31:27 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-14-2013 04:57:16 | More by BMart
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Brewzma

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-02-2013 18:12:59 | More by Brewzma
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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-30-2013 07:00:02 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

09-22-2013 22:20:55 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-22-2013 02:21:43 | More by kjkinsey
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bccocx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-18-2013 23:08:08 | More by bccocx
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-18-2013 02:59:32 | More by Gonzoillini
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Cazlo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-15-2013 15:10:45 | More by Cazlo
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frogfan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-12-2013 20:35:53 | More by frogfan
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Soto

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-09-2013 02:21:41 | More by Soto
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FishPondManager

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-08-2013 06:09:12 | More by FishPondManager
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PalatePilot

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-07-2013 20:36:44 | More by PalatePilot
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Brenden

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A mauve-colored beer, close to red but with shades of pink and orange, there's no doubt it is, at the very least, a fruit beer. The head is sparsely constructed, though it sticks together longer than expected. It fizzles a bit but still sticks around as a bubbly cap, and in turn it leaves spotty lacing.
This beer brings the funk and the acidity. What's beautiful, though, is that it doesn't overshadow the sweetness while the sweetness lets the funk take center stage, but not without a really complex supporting cast, and all the fruits are let out. The fruit is juicy and ripe, an excellent blend of tart and sweet, while a gently vinegar-like note rests underneath and rides it out the whole way. It hits the tongue without overpwoering it, allowing it simply to taste the full array. The yeast is musty and earthy. The fruits all mingling together provides the impression of things that aren't there; sweetness of charries and raspberries, yes, but notes of grapefruit and other citruses, tart green apple, lemon peel, and even tropical fruits. The flavor brings in a slight hint of astringency. Overall, though, it's just suck a nice mix of sourness, sweetness, tartness and acidity. It really hits the mark.
The medium body swells nicely, and it's a pretty dry beer overall. Crispness is big without biting too hard.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 18:54:20 | More by Brenden
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-05-2013 02:22:48 | More by HoistinBrews
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

09-04-2013 15:10:32 | More by AnalogErik
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a plastic cup.

Appearance - Reddish orange body. Kinda hazy. Some off white foam but not much of a head.

Smell - Cherry and some must. Malt. Acidic.

Taste - Tart cherry. Malty. Not sweet, though. Musty and grainy. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Dry. Moderate sourness.

Overall - Decent sour. This bottle might be old, for the record.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 19:01:57 | More by Alieniloquium
Friek from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.