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Friek - Odell Brewing Company

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505 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 243
Gots: 127 | FT: 6
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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Centennial, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Scotchboy
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 batch on-tap @ Brewforia in Meridian ID. Served in a tulip...

A: Pours a clear reddish color with a pink foamy head that fizzles away pretty quickly. No lace.

S: Tart funkiness upfront, definitely the berries. Cherries seem to be a bit more prominent than the raspberries. Underlying sweetness competes with the tartness. Lemon tartness competes with the cherry. Faint oak smooths out the aromas a touch.

T: Nice tartness with a moderate creamy oak undertone. Lingering sourness is mouthwatering but not overwhelming by any means. Cherries dominate here, but share the spotlight with raspberry tartness and lemon peel. That lemon character meshes well with a light mustiness and funk.

MF: Medium bodied with a light creaminess from the flavors of oak, there is also the tartness which thins the feel a bit. Low carbonation.

O: Not extremely puckering but a good sour IMO. The cherry (kriek) side is nice, and though I'd like more raspberries, the fruit component is nice..

Scotchboy, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

skholbrook1982, Dec 15, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 Batch

A- Dark purple kind of see through, almost like dark grape juice. Has a decent sized head that disappears rather quickly. The cork rocketed straight out of the bottle when opened. Nice and bubbly appearance.

S- Strong, sharp smell of raspberries and cherries at the beginning, followed by a slightly smell vinegar and acidity. Finishes up with a slightly funky smell. Definitely sweet on the nose.

T- Very sweet upfront. Slightly tart and a little sour. A very heavy dose of raspberries takes over immediately followed by a cherry taste. Leaves a slightly funky and bitter aftertaste. Enjoyable though.

M- Carbonated right when pours but settles down quickly. Not very heavy and definitely drinkable.

O- Good beer. Wish it was a little less sweet and a little more sour. Worth trying even at the higher price tag.

dhbiker0889, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

carteravebrew, Dec 10, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this with me, VaTechHopHead!

(Aged for 1+ year)

Hazy cherry and dark ruby color with a thin off-white head. Good amount of visible carbonation rushing up through the body of the beer. Leaves dotted stick down the glass.

Definite raspberry and cherry aroma, with distinct cheese and leather. As it warms, the unwelcome cheese elements become more and more present.

The flavor doesn't suffer nearly as much as the aroma, as there's lots of cherry and raspberry flavor, oak, some dirty funk, and just a bit of the cheese character.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Decent, but I came away disappointed due to the strange cheese aroma.

ehammond1, Dec 09, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 750 ml bottle into a tulip.

A-The head is short-lived, patchy reddish, white foam. The brew is clear and cranberry colored with a few streams of big, bubbly carbonation.

S-The smell was dominated by a really funky, almost cheesy flavor. There was also some oak and a bit of tart fruit (raspberry and cherry), but funk was the most noticeable.

T-Taste is not nearly as funky or cheesy as the smell. Instead, I picked up a dry, tart hit of cherry and raspberry with a little bit of oak. Pretty much as advertised. The brew was not nearly as sweet as some fruit-forward sours.

M-Lighter body with a much cleaner and crisper feel than a lot of sours/wilds.

O-This 2012 batch was my first Friek, and although the cheesy, funky smell initially turned me off, the pleasant taste or tart red fruit and mild oak grew on me. I also liked the dry, crisp mouthfeel and finish. Still, the cheesy nose never completely disappeared and this brew lacked the complexity of a true lambic, both factors that drop this beer a couple spots in my scoring.

spoony, Dec 08, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 11.24.12
Thanks Webs!

A - Pours a cloudy orange-red with a small light tan head that is gone almost instantly.

S - Cherry and sweeter, a little tart.

T - Tart cherry, but a nice low sweetness.

D - Low carbonation with a medium body and a very dry finish.

O - Dry and fruity without being overly sweet. I would like to try this one again.

HuskyinPDX, Nov 28, 2012
Friek from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.