Monomoy Kriek | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
ciscobrewers.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jamie2dope on 07-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
336
Reviews:
103
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
75
For Trade:
5
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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured a deep auburn red color with a white head.

Smell - The nose was rich with spicy cherry and light oak.

Taste - Rich tart cherry is at the front with a Rolaids inducing level of acidity. As the cherries fade, the oak becomes more present. Tart cherry skin lingers on the roof of the mouth.

Mouthfeel - There was some tomato juice-like thickness here after the carbonation was diffused.

Overall - This was a little too acidic for me, but I still enjoyed it.

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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tertullian007
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whatup14
3.42/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris-1911
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SLeffler27
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fine, creamy beige, one-inch froth lasts a few minutes, leaving no lace on a teku glass above a hazy garnet beer.

Fruity tartness dominates the cherry, while oak and vanilla play minor roles. Cough syrup is faintly detectible.

The flavor is powerfully tart with lots of oak and cherry. Sweetness is equally strong. A modest finish hardly touches the acidity.

This one has a medium to light body with high carbonation and a satin, dry texture. The alcohol is high, especially in the finish.

This would make a nice morning beer, or it could be served as an aperitif. The color and tartness match Thanksgiving cranberries.

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

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

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4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greenspointexas
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of taospowder
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jaymo18
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Inglewood
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml C&C bottle.

Vintage 2013.

Thanks for the share Nate!

Appearance: deep red bodied beer with 2 fingers of dirty white head. Head quickly drops down to a ring around the glass.

Smell: Tons of cherries. Lots of oak tannins. Smells like this is a pretty sour beer. Very inviting aroma.

Taste: Lots of sour and tart cherries. Hint of sweetness from malt. Vanilla and tannins. Moderate acetic sourness that is a 7.5 out of 10; for my tastes it is just the right amount of sourness without overdoing it. Long, lingering acidic and tannic finish to this beer which is just awesome.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation levels. This is masterfully carbonated; it has ample carbonation and it is not aggressive. A little better than a semi dry finish.

Overall: By far the best of "the Woods" series by Cisco and probably the best beer that I have had from Cisco. I am reviewing this beer as a flanders red because this is what the bottle specifically states, so this is not a wild ale. It is a two year old Nantucket Flemish-style red aged on whole sour cherries for 10 months in oak wine barrels according to the label. This one of the top 3 flanders red 's out there as far as I am concerned.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Monomoy Kriek from Cisco Brewers Inc.
4.11 out of 5 based on 336 ratings.
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