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Elkhorn Kriek - West Sixth Brewing Company

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Elkhorn Kriek
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80
good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barczar on 06-19-2014)
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3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber with a modest, fading cream head.

Malt and grain dominant, lightly sweet caramel and nutty notes, with a dab of chocolate and just a hint of cherries.

Flavor is more cherry dominant, though there's significant malt presence and lots of earthy, bitter hops that surface in the finish. Cocoa lingers in the background very subtly.

A little too much malt and hops and not enough cherry or sourness to be near a kriek. Chocolate is a stretch. Too bitter for my liking.

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Its garnet-mauve pour certainly does just that as its reddish hue portrays fruit juice quite well, despite its short foamstance. And those tangy-sweet flavors spring to life- captivating the nose and early taste its unique pulp and juices.

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Elkhorn Kriek from West Sixth Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.