Big Sky Kriek - Big Sky Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev +51.1%
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
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.
11-16-2009 10:05:30 | More by JohnGalt1
Big Sky Kriek from Big Sky Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.