Hidden Barrel Kriek | AC Golden Brewing Company

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65 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AC Golden Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coloradonative.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lambic-style beer aged in old French oak barrels with whole sour Montmorency cherries. Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Brettanomyces were used.

Added by ChrisPro on 11-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of pmoney
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erjaq
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fehrminator
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a children's Tylenol/burgundy red. quite beautiful.
Aroma is wood aged sour cherries, get wine barrel too but no bourbon.
Dang! awesome kriek, maybe one of my new favorites. Tons, Tons, Tons of cherries, lots of sour fruit that somehow finishes very easy, no residual sourness on the tongue. This is crazy delicious, I'm still not getting much if any of the bourbon barrels but gets a bit of the wine barrel feel.
Feel is great, perfect sour/massive fruit/smooth finish. The taste lingers on the tongue nicely
Overall this is great, I can appreciate a beer even if its not really my jam. I don't seek Krieks often but this one I just might.

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Photo of AndyEdgar
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.14/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Looks like grapefruit juice. Lightly pink orange. Small white head.

Smell - Musty cherries. Pale malt. Grainy and a very light acidity.

Taste - Quite sour. Really sour. Mild cherry. Not very rich or jammy cherry. Some pale malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Very sour. Medium carbonation.

Overall - It's ok, but it's all sourness.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ashleydenee
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NRo
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of hornsup
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Steveclay2007
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of layinbrix
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Thishops4u
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%

750ml C&C bottle; batch 2.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Translucent light red bodied beer with thick white cap that drops to no head is short fashion.

Smell: very acidic and mild to moderate cherry aromas. No funk presence at all.

Taste: Just like the nose. Moderate levels of acidity almost high acidity; 8/10. Really nice pucker factor. Cherry and lemon notes. Little bit of oak barrel. No funk presence in the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. A bit better than semi dry finish.

Overall: This is a fairly simple sour beer, but I have enjoyed every AC Golden sour that I have drank. The whole point of this beer is nice sour pucker and fruit presence.

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Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Hidden Barrel Kriek from AC Golden Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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