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Big Sky Kriek - Big Sky Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
61
poor

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.37
pDev: 37.97%
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:
15 IBU

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-16-2009)
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EricCioe

Montana

2.5/5  rDev +5.5%

12-22-2011 05:53:23 | More by EricCioe
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Agold

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +37.1%

12-16-2011 01:53:17 | More by Agold
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +26.6%

12-16-2011 00:09:50 | More by Kaydogg
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Photekut

Tennessee

3/5  rDev +26.6%

11-17-2011 01:31:23 | More by Photekut
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jnewton

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +51.1%

(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.

01-30-2010 01:59:03 | More by jnewton
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.48/5  rDev +46.8%

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.

3/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

11-16-2009 10:05:30 | More by JohnGalt1
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Big Sky Kriek from Big Sky Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.