Kriek | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

BA SCORE
87.7%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 73 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States
block15.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Early in the summer The Cherry Country delivers fresh picked Montmorency cherries from their orchard to our brewery. Our brewers immediately pack these tart red beauties into first and second use Kentucky bourbon casks before filling them with Enchanted, our open fermented Oud Bruin. Each autumn we blend three seasons from select barrels marrying fresh and mature cherry notes with gentle bourbon, oak, rich malt, and balancing acidity.

Added by Sarlacc83 on 11-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,768
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
73
Liked:
64
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
8.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
13
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of cavemanlawyer
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 vintage, 500 ml bottle poured into glass.

Wow. This beer explodes on the nose. Vanilla and cherry dominates with some oak and hints of bourbon. Smell lingers for days.

Appearance is ruddy brown, with gentle pour the beer has all kinds of ruby tones.

Taste is outstanding. Vanilla notes woven throughout the tart montmorency cherries and nice oak backbone. Tart but not overly sour, extremely dry. World Class. Nothing much like it really.

Can't say enough good things about the Block 15 barrel program lately. This might be better than the more popular Super Nebula variants. Need more!

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Photo of Beervana
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yeaprolly
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

375 mL bottle. Deep amber. A bit of reddish flecks. Deep caramel aroma. Deep cherry. Oak. Taste is strong oak and bitterness. Tart cherry. Bitter. Caramel malt. Medium body. Low carbonation. Heavy malt, oak, and a deep cherry flavor. I expected something fresher, I guess.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mantissa
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sinzanasti
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RKing44
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
3.02/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tastes of cheap cherries. Pass

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Photo of bhyndthebottle
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoveStout
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoryR
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of KevMo84
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Rifugium
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%

Poured a reddish-mahogany color, glassy, but mostly translucent, with a fizzy white head that disappeared almost completely, leaving a few stray bubbles behind. In the nose, a big acidic bite, some lacto, some acetic acid, notes of cherry candy, oak, hints of astringency. This was quite tart up front, somewhat acetic, cherry and oak; as promised in the nose, some astringency here, but nothing unbearable; crusty bready malts, somewhat boozy, but I really didn't pick up anything in the way of a bourbon taste. Some barrel, but not much bourbon, if any at all. Body was light-medium, mouthfeel was a bit slick almost like a semi-flat soda, with a sticky finish. Pretty good overall, but not great. Glad to try it though for sure.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Kriek from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 87.7% out of 100 with 73 ratings
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