Friek - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

558 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 248
Gots: 143 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: extremely attractive copper-red hue with a crystal-clear body and a strong effervescence. Head poured a thick finger of fizzy foam which dissipated almost instantly. I am willing to overlook this lack of head because I love the color so much.

Smell: lightly sour, lightly woody aroma with a little bit of diacetyl. Definitely a wild ale, but the fruit doesn't come through very strongly at all.

Taste: a quick hit of sourness right up front, which transitions right away into a sweet, caramelly, woody, buttery body with a definite cherry character that is almost subconscious in its subtlety. A very interesting beer; I like it, but could do with less diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: light body with a good carbonation and a big ol' fizziness that works with beers of this sourness and attenuation. I like it.

Overall: this is a good beer, but not a great one. Even though the cherry is subtle, I still really like it. Its piquant yet not-overdone sourness also makes it easy to quaff. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Auraan
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous ruby red with a thin white head that quickly dissipated. Lovely to behold. Scents of barnyard funk, slight cherry and slight raspberry and hints of oak. Flavors of strong sour lambic, some sour raspberry notes, slight hint of sour cherry and oak on the finish. Very complex, the fruit flavors have blended together with time and sour brett character has increased. The oak from the barrel aging remains and is quite pleasant. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. True to style for a Belgian sour. An excellent sour, with a good deal of complexity and excellent flavors added by the oak aging. Well worth the $18 price tag.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SHODriver
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a deep red that is almost brown with burgundy highlights with a small white head that fades quickly into a duel tulip
S: smells fruity, funky and sour with raspberries being prominent in the aroma
T: tart raspberry up front mingles with some sour cherry and a slight funk with hints of oak. nice sourness throughout the drink with the swallow bringing a nice blast of funky vanilla and oak.
M: lighter side of medium with soft carbonation from bottle condition that is perfect for the style
O: A very well crafted and tasty beer. fantastic complexity and oh so good. the sourness is there without being overbearing and the fruit flavors are nice without being overpowering

Friek from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.