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Friek - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

515 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 246
Gots: 130 | 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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Photo of allouez86
3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

2012 bottle poured into my New Belgium globe.

Pours a nice ruby red with a nice pinkish white head. The bubbles are still rising at a fast pace in y glass, even after a good five minutes.

Smell is definitely cherry upfront with the raspberry coming in next. You can definitely get the sour funk in the nose.

The taste is definitely interesting. I immediately get the cherry but it quickly disappears as the raspberry comes in. It finishes with a nice hint of oak. Has a nice tart bight but it is leaving something to be desired. None of the flavors are predominant enough leaving it, dare I say, slightly watery.

Has a lighter mouthfeel with a decent bight from the high carbonation level.

Overall, meh. I was really looking forward to this one but was left slightly disappointed. I feel like this is a beer that is almost really good, but none of the flavors really want to stand out. At the price it's hard to say if I'll get another bottle.

allouez86, Feb 11, 2013
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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
Friek from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.