O'so / Funk Factory - Door Kriek
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O'so / Funk Factory - Door KriekO'so / Funk Factory - Door Kriek
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Style:
Belgian Fruit Lambic
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 7.37%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
133
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O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
 
Wisconsin, United States
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O'so / Funk Factory - Door KriekO'so / Funk Factory - Door Kriek
Notes: Door Kriek is a blend of lambic style beer that was aged in used french oak wine barrels for 18-24 months. It was then re-fermented with two pounds per gallon of tart cherries for three months. We are proud to be using 100% tart cherries grown by a small family farm operating in Door County, WI, an area long-famous for their superb cherry crops. Expect this Kriek to be tart yet balanced, complex yet delicate, and bursting with that pie-cherry flavor we love!

We recommend drinking Door Kriek in the first year, but it will age very well in the cellar.
Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 133
Photo of DVMin98
3.36/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2014 bottle. Reddish hue. Fairly effervescent. Flavor is cherries with a bit of acetone. I think we sat on this one too long. Overall, it was fair, but starting to head in the wrong direction

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Photo of Tommo
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So i feel like if this had a cantillon label on it, people would be killing for it. The flavor is mild cherries (especially if they really put in 2lbs/gal, there is very minimal cherry flavor) with a very nice lambic backbone. Its pretty vinegary, not like an old LPG, but still rather vinegary. Overall this is a nice beer, but not what it was hyped to be

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Photo of Wayne17
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice oaky, funk, sour, delicious treat. I wish the cherries came through a little more and maybe the oak was a little more subtle to let the cherries really linger. In my mind Funk Factory can do no wrong. This has maybe been my least favorite FF release so far but it's still better than 95% of all American sours i've had. Can;t wait to try Frampaars!

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml poured into an oversized tulip.

Color like a rosé, which was sexy, but also light than I expect from kriek.

Good funk to the nose, but doesn't pop with cherry, though you'll get suggestions. For the most part I felt the same about the flavor. Nice funky profile, not vinegary, barnyardesque, and light cherry. Maybe some suggestions of cherry pie.

Drank tart and funky with a refreshing quality.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank at March Madness 2016, thanks to elkhunter for hooking this one up. Who would have known when levifunk left his swiss army knife w/ me during an IP trade at DLD 2010 that 6 years later we'd be here, drinking his beer 2000 miles away.

Awesome appearance, lighter cherry, more reminiscent of strawberry in appearance, a strawberry smoothie (no seeds, no stems). Aroma hit those cherry notes, again, not dark, not sweet, tart. Door County baby.

Taste was nice, they went with french oak here, a slight difference, damn the cherry is so big up in here, Wisconsin so trill on dat cherry tip. It is like pie. Carbonation done well. Acidity is sturdy.

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Photo of mothman
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pink Ruby color. White head.

Very sour and funky. Very herbal and fruity. Lots of cherries. Vinegar and lemon acidity.

Nice feel. Light bodied. Easy drinking. Fairly complex.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light ruby red. Aromas of tart cherries, lacto sour, some funk. Light cherry flavors, wild funk, and a light pleasant tartness. Light high carb and crisp

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A heavy mineral and chemical element to the nose that carries through someone into the flavor, though the flavor brings fruit sweetness to the table. An austere, mineral / yeast driven take on the kriek that needs a bit of fine tuning to live up to the greatness of Frampaars and White Lodge.

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Photo of goldspire
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful red with a touch of pink foam. Smells amazing of cherries and funk. Tastes subtley tart with a very nice cherry flavour. Overall a very impressive balance of funk and fruit that rings more of Belgium than of the US.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle recieved from @forgetfu for the Lambics Against Leukemia BIF. First run bottle, even before labels were ready! Poured into a teku, shared with friends all good bet should be. Hazy pink color. The cherry pops on the pour, awesome aroma. Deep Dark Cherry flavor follwed by funky tartness, this is exceptional. Carb was a little low, maybe due to age, but otherwise this was a VERY good beer.

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Photo of Ri0
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured 750ml into teku glass.

A - Almost perfect, but not quite enough carbonation. A stunning shade of crimson/pink that is transparent. A think white head forms and quickly fizzes away into oblivion. Lacing is non existent on this hot/humid day.

S - A very pleasant fragrance of fresh tart cherry along with a musty and oaky aroma. Funk is light as are any vinegar notes.

T - Starts off with a slightly tart cherry juice flavor and is not overly sour. A bit of funk and mustiness comes through as well as a bit of oakiness. Some cheese and yogurt, but they are very subtle. Not much in the way of sour vinegar.

M - Very light in feel and carbonation. Refreshing and tart with a slow palate drying effect.

O - I enjoyed this Kriek style from FF. Enough tartness and funk without it being an intimidating sour bomb.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy red and pink body. Medium white head.

Smell - Musty oak and acidity. Nice juicy cherry.

Taste - Again, it's very musty. Less juicy cherry flavor. More sour and oaky.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Medium light body.

Overall - Doesn't quite impress like Framrood. Not as exciting of a fruit flavor.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Beautifully colored beer. Soft tartness from natural fermentation. Tart cherries incorporated seamlessly. Carb and mouthfeel are spot on. The balance is perfect. The tartness has natural incorporation.

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Photo of dar482
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a light red/pink color.

The flavor hits in the front of medium cherry flavor. Good essence of flavor, without getting jammy, yet still fresh tasting. A medium tart and lots of funk throughout.

A very well built beer and this sets them to become a premiere wild beer brewer.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a Funk Factory tumbler.
5.5% ABV

A - Bright ruby red, this kriek certainly looks the part, shining with stellar clarity beneath a fleeting pink-hued head, cast out by acidity.

S - Incredibly aromatic and delightful tart cherries explode with fresh tannic cherry skins as well as a deeper, rich cherry pie filling nose. The funk that generously escapes from this beer is among the best; straight barnyard, horse blanket wild yeast funk with a perfect level of complimentary acidic tartness!

T - As if the aroma didn't have enough cherry impact on the senses, the flavor is total cherry overload; the first sip is like taking a bite of cherry pie! Subsequent sips reveal deeper complexity within the cherry flavor as well as the underlying funkiness that plays second fiddle to the fresh fruit flavor.

M - Light carbonation leaves the light-bodied beer feeling somewhat flat, quickly washing down the throat, with some slickness, to a faint tickle of bubbles upon the swallow as well as delicate tartness and acidity.

O - Levi's Door Kriek is an exceptional display of pure, unadulterated cherry aroma and flavor is almost unmatched and its underlying funkiness is a great compliment to the beer. The body leaves a little to be desired, however. Thin and somewhat flat feeling, the mildly tart, delicately acidic finish doesn't quite live up to what the aroma promises but, Door Kriek is an absolutely fantastic beer regardless, especially from a relatively young brewery. They're only getting better and better!

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Photo of snansel
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Doesn't have the same visual appeal as most krieks. Smell is sour pie cherries/berries. Oak barrel flavor is prominent, with some cheesy funk as well. The cherry and funk are there, but I feel like they are slightly overpowered by the oak. I definitely notice the medicinal quality mentioned by others, but it's not off-putting in any way. Feel is a little watery with mild acidity. One of the more complex krieks I've had. There's a lot going on here. Reminds me of a sour cherry, cheesy, bready dessert.

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Photo of chinchill
3.4/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared bottle at RBWG-2015

Very tart and moderately funky. Sweet-tart fruity aroma. The flavor is more tart and more funky. Hints of sour cherries. Well carbonated.

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Photo of d5001986
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into Spiegelau tulip.

Pours hazy red with minimal head. Smell is just that of sweet cherry pie. Taste is tart cherry and cranberry with plenty of funk. Somewhat medicinal with mild acidity. Overall an enjoyable, well made brew.

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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a pretty pinkish red. The smell is amazing. So much cherry coming through. Same with the taste. The mouth is a tad undercarbed but this is another amazing beer from Funk Factory.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damn hard cork to get out. Ended up breaking it and using a wine opener to get it. Poured light pink with slight bubbliness. Smells like a lambic. Has that musty smell that they all have. Slight tart aroma. Wow is this a bitter tart cherry taste. Big on that lambic flavor. It’s really good, but my only experience with lambic so far was Lindemanns and Door Kriek is much more flavorful. Will need to get used to it.

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Photo of jlindros
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Pours no real head, bright cherry red almost hot pink hazy color.

Nose brings tons of cherry, so much sour and sweety candy cherry and even balotin all mixed. Nice tart funky note, Brett like farmhouse funk thing, little very skin, sweet cherry juice.

Taste starts a bit of sweet candy cherry, mild cherry cough syrup, into nice tart balotin cherry, little candied cherry fruit and cherry skin. Mild funky tannin and stem, with mild Brett like funk. Faint acidic bite, little flemmy and light funk. Not very complex, but pretty tasty for kreik. Finish is sticky sweet, little syrupy and acidic bite, little flemmy too.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb, little acidity, little flemmy sticky.

Overall good, but still a kreik which is my least fav of the sours, but fairly tasty.

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Photo of rudzud
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy cherry juice pink with a thin head that fades almost immediately to leave thin wisps and a light halo.

S - Aromas of super funky kriek, loads of it, almost cheesy funk. The cherry is semi muted. sour, sweet, tart, pleasant.

T - Taste is nice bready yeast, grains, awesome cherry, good tart sweet sour cherry. Lightly pie filling, very straightforward, Not much else going on. Light buttery oak, nice barrel, Not overly sweet, cherries street more of an accent.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, very drinkable.

O - Overall this beer was delicious, the cherry is nice with good pie notes. Still, it's rather one dimensional though well crafted

Serving type: Bottle

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Photo of Stevedore
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Poured into an O'so snifter 11/28/2014. Drank side-by-side a Cantillon 100% Kriek 2014 bottle.

A- Medium orange-pink body; looks positively blonde next to the Cantillon Kriek. Minimal head, thin collar, no lacing. I guess that it may look pedestrian to a world-class version of the style, but still, I thought this one was certainly looking flat in comparison.

S- Rich tart cherries. These montmorency cherries definitely stand out here. A decent bit of funkiness that is definitely up there with the Cantillon. However, the cherry tartness stands out more here than does the earthy Cantillon brewery funk does; if that makes sense. There is more fruit than funk or the wheat lambic base; which is not surprising. Smells great. [4.25]

F- As in the nose, rich, tart cherries that don't sacrifice the sweet tartness of the cherries. Also some funky cheesiness that could go either way. Definitely tart, no question about it. A good amount of funk, but the fruit definitely overpowers the funk in comparison to the Cantillon which smells like a ton of cherries sitting in the brewery which has its own unique smell. This is definitely worth trying in terms of the amount of cherries and the complexity this beer has. [4.5]

M- Medium bodied, a bit lower in carbonation than I'd like. I could easily tell which beer is which just because of how well carbonated the Cantillon Kriek was with the soft, funky mouthfeel it had. This beer does not have this and is on the flatter side. Still, this beer is nicely done with a fruit-forward finish with a bit of wheaty sweetness that evokes cherry pie. [4.25]

O- Very nice example of a cherry AWA that approaches what the Belgian masters do. A good bit of funk, a lot of fresh fruit, but I suspect that this beer could use more funk when it comes to the overall complexity. It would also benefit from a bit more carbonation. I found this very tasty and certainly worth trying at least once for any so-called sour fan out there. [4.25]

Final score: 4.33

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Photo of RobinLee
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%

Pink and orange, with a white head that does not stick around.

Basement must, cherries, funky.

Funk chased by proper acidity. Good lord this is something else, keeps you coming back for more.

Tiny residual sweetness, but chased away by the acidity and funk. Not quite still, it has a bit of effervescence left to accompany the acidity like a middle school dance chaperone.

If you have the opportunity to get it, do it. I know I'm not letting go of the two I have left.

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O'so / Funk Factory - Door Kriek from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 133 ratings