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Friek - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

480 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 238
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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Sean9689

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by me with a bunch of slags.

A - Pours a bright red-color, fizzy white head, thin collar.

S - Sour cherries, cherry skin, lactic notes, oak, light vanilla. Pretty straight forward kriek/cherry notes and the oak and vanilla create a nice complexity.

T - More sour cherries, oak, nice lactic sourness, light funk, and more vanilla yogurt notes. Pretty good cherry flavor and just about the right amount of tartness to complement the sweetness. The finish is sweet fruity and oak.

M - Light body, good carbonation, dry tannic finish.

O - A nice kriek and I would definitely drink another bottle (if I had one). Not sure about the price, but I would stock my fridge with this one, as my wife would love it (but didn't get to try it this time around). Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 17:54:16 | More by Sean9689
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kspongeworthy

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-25-2012 02:03:38 | More by kspongeworthy
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3Hops

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-23-2012 16:50:53 | More by 3Hops
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Treebs

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml C&C bottle served in a Portsmouth Tulip. Not sure who shared this guy, but thanks!

A: Pours a dark cherry color, very much like a Kriek. A thin whitish head forms on the pour and leaves some splotchy lace behind.

S: Tart cherry flesh, grape skins, light funky cheese and some cherry pit.

T: The body has a sweet malty base which is odd. There is some light Greek yogurt, tart cherries and some cheesy funk.

M: Medium bodied with a low end carbonation. It's alright.

O: This was alright, but the taste was just slightly odd compared to the nose and the low carbonation hurt it.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 11:56:48 | More by Treebs
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-18-2012 01:08:26 | More by Rempo
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eatabagofbooger

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From memory, so this is a bit less detailed than usual.

A: cloudy pink with an off-white head. Nothing special, but not bad

S: Oak, funk, tart raspberries.

T: Same as the nose. As the beer warms, the brett really takes over in a nice way. The fruit is mild, and far more on the tart side than the sweet side. The flavours all play very nicely together. Very nice.

M: A bit thin, but more than adequate.

O: Pretty darn fine brew for a nice, sunny, warm day on the balcony with the bbq going.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 06:52:34 | More by eatabagofbooger
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Sidebordz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-11-2012 02:21:30 | More by Sidebordz
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-08-2012 04:00:53 | More by drewone
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Prospero

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

05-05-2012 04:01:43 | More by Prospero
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scoand

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-30-2012 13:37:21 | More by scoand
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popery

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-30-2012 06:33:17 | More by popery
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-22-2012 18:04:21 | More by jjcote
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antoines15

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-16-2012 00:49:41 | More by antoines15
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-13-2012 23:40:18 | More by PthPndr
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-08-2012 06:03:11 | More by nmann08
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cestlavie

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

03-30-2012 03:46:22 | More by cestlavie
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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-27-2012 16:24:28 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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shebby

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-20-2012 17:18:55 | More by shebby
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station815


4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-20-2012 01:20:40 | More by station815
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Cavery for sharing this one at the post Bruery Reserve Society party bottle share!

Pours a slightly hazy light red with no head and no lace. Smell is of sour cherries and some funky aromas. Taste is of funky and sour cherry flavors with an acidic quality. This beer has a high level of carbonation with an extremely crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good sour with a nice cherry presence.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 01:05:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Pat


4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-16-2012 02:50:35 | More by Pat
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice and tasty wild with a lot of complexity.

Vivid red body, off-white, slightly pinkish hue to the head, which sinks slowly. Lots of lacing up and down the glass.

Fascinating aroma, tart cherries and a touch of raspberry but prominent barn notes, hay, must, funk, oak. Really a good one to stick your nose into and examine.

Tart and sour cherries and berries in the flavor; not sweet or overly fruity; strikes a good balance between sour and fresh ripe fruit aspects as well as integrating the woody oak note very well. Funky and barnyard notes emerge as it warms, horseblanket/hay/mustiness all there but not as strong as in the aroma. Sourness will likely not be quite enough looking for a truly puckering experience.

Fizzy, near seltzer-like carbonation on a medium light body actually aids drinkability. Overall it's very crisp and dry, refreshing and nicely watching with spicy foods. A bit pricey, could maybe use just a wee bit more sour bite to clean things up. Very enjoyable, though.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 16:34:16 | More by tobelerone
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-09-2012 01:00:44 | More by acurtis
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RDW

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-03-2012 20:21:56 | More by RDW
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Kirby


4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-02-2012 17:10:43 | More by Kirby
Friek from Odell Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.