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Big Sky Kriek - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Big Sky KriekBig Sky Kriek

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27 Reviews
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Reviews: 27
Hads: 57
Avg: 2.23
pDev: 40.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-16-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

15 IBU
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Reviews: 27 | Hads: 57
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3.56/5  rDev +59.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Chicago IL)
Bottle 18 of 180

In memory of Bruce Abrahms, who gave this bottle to my wife not 48 hours ago. Poured well with a good head which quickly dissipated. Dark amber in color, with a hint of blood orange color, and very cloudy. A little cherry and tannins from the wine barrel aging in the smell. Some effervescence in the mouth. Very nice round mouthcoating. Slight cherry bitterness in the taste with a sweet Belgian note to mellow it out.

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3.47/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle #26 of 180 provided by Jake65 at the Friday the 13th tasting..

Slightly cloudy reddish amber brew.. lite pink tinge to a descent head.

Aroma is fruity and woody... a little hot alcohol.. but the cherries and the tannic wood elements play first and second fiddle.

I know this is barrel aged, but are they used barrels? I get a little winey aspect that could easily be mistaken for the cherries.. sweet cherries essence is sorta dried out by some oakey tannic elements... the body is a bit on the thicker side.. and the carbonation may be a tad light for a beer this heavy.

Glad I got to try this.. hopefully, I will get to again soon.. but for now, I think it is a good experiment now that Montana is allowed to brew bigger beers, but this is no where near a traditional Kriek and should probably not even have the word on the label, even if it is used tongue in cheek.

Overall.... a pretty good beer and a good base for Big Sky to really run with and continue to improve upon.


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Big Sky Kriek from Big Sky Brewing Company
62 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.