Jong Bruin Kriek
Bullfrog Brewery

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,474
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #25,490
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 9.66%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
31
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Bullfrog Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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87
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3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, PA.

This one pours a light murky brown, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like sour cherry, caramel, lactic sourness and slight red wine vinegar.

I wish the base was a bit bolder here, as I only get some light caramel, and not much other discernible character. The cherries are nice, though, a sweet and sour musty character. There's a hint of red wine vinegar on the finish, kind of to be expected for an oud bruin. It's nothing offputting.

This is medium bodied, slightly chewy, with a good level of carbonation.

This is decent, but not Bullfrog's best sour effort.

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Photo of stakem
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a thistle. The brew appears a hazed mahogany color with yellow around the edges when held to the light. Some ruby clarity in the middle and a light khaki head that fades leaving spotty lace on the glass.

The smell is that of cherry and minerals somewhat lactic and fruity with alcohol. A citrus quality emerges that is lemony. The cherry and alcohol imparts a bit of medicinal feel coupled with earth.

The flavor is almost meaty with an over-ripe to rotten cherry taste. Some minerals and earth couple with citrus character to impart a lemony lactic feel. Some dusty grain is present like the base brew.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is a pleasant flanders sort of brew but without the typical acedic or vinegar notes. This brew is a bit muted when cold but really gets better as it warms. It is interesting to note that on tap I greatly preferred the kriek version of the Jong Bruin but in growler form I think i favor the Druiven.

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Jong Bruin Kriek from Bullfrog Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 31 ratings