Kriek | Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Belgium
hoftendormaal.com

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by soulcougher on 05-31-2015

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Ranking:
#5,379
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
56
pDev:
6.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of taospowder
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a deep, ruby red color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was a thin, off white, foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A very nice aroma of cherries, Belgian yeast, citrus, and a funky quality.

T: Tasted of a tinge of citrus fruit (lemon, in particular), a bit of funk (not too much), a ton of sour cherries, a good amount of Belgian yeast, and light malt. An incredibly well done flavor that's extremely tart and sour. It has an odd complexity to it; the cherries mix well with the funkier elements of the taste.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very enjoyable lambic. Light, lively, and tasty, Drinkable.

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Photo of mothman
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Purple raspberry color. Lots of cherry pie filling with a medicinal funk and some tartness. A bit acidic. Very lambic like and you’d have a tough time telling otherwise.

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Photo of zeff80
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a dark, ruby color with a small, pink head of foam. It smelled of sour black cherry with subtle notes of lemon. Sweet cherry notes with a puckering sourness. Some maltiness, too.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidHume
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark berry red, slightly hazy. Off-white head with pink highlights and excellent retention.

Smell: A complex mélange of barnyard funk, sour cherries, and damp hay.

Taste: Sweet yet dry, with waves of sour cherries. Vinous tannins, and a pleasant, lingering fruity, earthy finish.

Feel: Medium body, medium-low (for the style) carbonation.

Overall: Excellent kriek. I used the dregs for a sour of my own; 18-24 months from now, we'll see how it turned out.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich, deep, dark red hue with no haze and a finger of charmingly pink foam. Impressively red.

Smell: sweet and malty with an almost medicinal cherry aroma. I like it, and the medicinal nature does not bother me at all.

Taste: sweet and tart with plenty of cherry and more of that phenolic medicinal taste. I like this beer, but I want to like it more, and that taste is getting in the way.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a moderate carbonation and a refreshing fizziness.

Overall: it's a decent kriek which is a style I love, so obviously I like this beer, but if the medicinal element could be toned down a little it would be even better.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Pours a fairly hazy burgundy, with a half-finger of pink head that really doesn't last too long. A good amount of visible carbonation though.

S: Earthy funk and tart berries. Cheesy, feet and barnyard, with lactic tartness and sour cherries. Light cracker malts underneath. I’m not sure if this was aged in a barrel, but there are some vanilla notes, like you would get from some oak. As it warms, there are more vinous and acetic sour notes that arrive. It's a pretty complex aroma, and appealing.

T: Sour cherries up front. Then a mixed lactic and acetic sourness, and fairly acidic. A tannic vinous dryness stays over the cracker malt underpinnings. The cheesy and earthy funk again here, though not quite as much as on the nose. Then some more tart cherry pie filling. A dry fruity tartness in the hang.

M: A medium body for style, and low alcohol presence. The carbonation sensation is a bit on the low side.

O: Good, but not great. The depth of funk is just a bit lacking, and it doesn't have the completely natural juicy fruit flavors to make up for it. The fruit profile tastes like they may have back-sweetened it with sugar a bit? But either way, it's tasty - especially for something in a small-format bottle on the shelf.

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Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lambiclove
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle.

I thought this was a very satisfying beer. Listed as a fruit beer but this brew really tastes more like a lambic - 4.5

A - Pours a dark red, a bit mahogany, with a very small pinkish head that dissipated quickly to form a film around the edge. 4.25

S - Sour cherries, like the ones I used to pick from my grandmother's sour cherry tree. 4

T - Sour, tart cherries. 4.5

MF - Dry finish with a medium light body. Refreshing. 4.5

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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bit of a gush while opening.

Deep dark blood red body color and a bit murky. Head is very dark for a kriek. Dark pink with a noticeable purple tinge to it. Two finger height, but a bit of dissolve and nice creamed top interrupted by a center of fast carbonation.

Excellent cherry aroma. Slight mineral notes, but good mix of sweetness and classic cherry aromas burst off the nose. Slight pepper and herbs seem to be in the mix as well making a nice contrast. Very nicely put together.

Palate sticks to basics and provides a solid brew. Tangy cherry fruit, with a bit of tartness in the mid palate. Light bodied but with enough malt depth to coat and let the flavors last. Mild carbonation and a finish that sticks and gives a good coating down the throat of cherry and light sticky taffy flavors. Minimal sweetness which is a great thing, but just a little to balance out the acidity.

A very nice well done brew

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kriek
Bottle poured into snifter

Red liquid , ring of pink foam

Aroma of sour cherries

Tart, sour cherry taste

Good sudsing , tart , crisp, dry,

Nice beer

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Kriek from Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 56 ratings