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Lee Kriek - de Garde Brewing

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 61
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 103.85%
Wants: 41
Gots: 10 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: anteater on 06-28-2014

A sour red ale aged in a blend of rye bourbon and red wine barrels, with a refermentation in barrels on Oregon grown Montmorency Cherries. Spicy oak and yeast character with bright tart cherry notes and a complex finish.
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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 61
Photo of cpetrone84
2.09/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pour is a hazed dark blood red with a pink head. Nose is heavy plastic, very green, chlorine, and some fleshy cherry. Flavor is less offensive, more singular, lots of cherry, light washed out wood, almost watery at points, still green and chlorine towards the back with acetic acid through the finish. Syrupy feel, heavy, carb can't balance this cough syrup.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a brandy snifter 2/24/2015.

A- Darker reddish-pink body, half finger white head that lingers in a thick collar for a while. Nice lacing.

S- Cherries, oak, tannins, funk, lactate, caramel. The cherries come across very, very well here. This reminds me a lot of Cantillon Kriek, except of course this comes without the trademark Cantillon funk. The cherries here are very similarly tart and the lactobacillus seems to add in a bit more of a thinner tartness. Smells good!

F- Cherries, of course stand out the most. There's a tannin presence here contributing a bit of oak, leather and a bit of dark fruit; I didn't know at the time what barrels these were aged in, but I assumed red wine and I was right. However, now that I've looked at the full description, I don't taste any contribution from the rye whiskey; I believe it is hidden well behind all of the tart cherry and tannins. There is a mild sweet caramel malt presence as well. A mild-moderate amount of funk, a fair bit of lactobacillus. Solid, decent complexity, but it does smell a bit better than it tastes.

M- Medium bodied, not thin or thick at all. Very easy to drink, but also very easy to sip on and enjoy in its complexity.

O- Very nice AWA, not the best but in terms of cherry AWAs, this is pretty good. I would recommend trying Funk Factory Door Kriek with this one.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Reddish brown body. Medium off-white head.

Smell - It's not a strong cherry, but it's there. More toasty malt and some sharp acidity. Sharp fresh oak.

Taste - Much stronger cherry. Sour cherry, but very strong sour pie cherry. A little bit of that caramel malt, but none of the toastiness. Becomes a bit vinegary.

Mouthfeel - Strong sourness. Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - I was optimistic when I smelled it, because I thought it would be an interesting take. Instead it turned out to be a very strong and simple cherry sour.

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Lee Kriek from de Garde Brewing
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.