Monomoy Kriek
Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
Wild Ale
4.09 | pDev: 10.76%
Feb 04, 2020
Jul 09, 2010
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from 2013

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep red which is topped by a dense and slightly rocky finger of off white head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of sour cherries, oak, leather, and slight funk
T: Taste is sour cherries up front with some leather, oak, furniture polish and slight funk. Hints of caramel sweetness and light sourness with a slightly juicy cherry flavor. On the swallow there's more cherries, oak, leather, and light lingering funk with a little bit of a medicinal note on the back end.
M: This beer has a body which is on the lighter side of things. It teeters on being watery with a slightly slick feel. Carbonation is effervescent and slightly prickly while the beer has a drying finish due to the acidity.
O: Overall this is a great beer. It has a really nice amount of complexity with all the flavors that you would expect to find in the style. The cherry addition is nice and it doesn't overshadow the base beer. I wouldn't mind trying this one a bit fresher.
Feb 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2010 vintage courtesy of Thirstybird. 750ml bottle served in a tulip. Pours a dull mahogany hue with a two inch, tight, pink tinged head. Copious tiny bubbles adhere to the bowl of the glass below the cap. Amazing nose reminiscent of a Flanders Oud bruin - hints of oak, cherries, lactose and cinnamon, as well as a suggestion of leather. Taste consistent with nose; however, a little more muted than suggested by the aromas. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation and a kiss of astringency. All and all, this beer has held up spectacularly. Very pleasant and drinkable with a modest complexity.
Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by petermethot from New Jersey

Jan 17, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jul 27, 2017
Rated: 4.32 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2017
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +1%
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.
May 28, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by paresis from Massachusetts

Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 4 by Tertullian007 from Missouri

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Mar 07, 2016
Rated: 3.7 by Chris-1911 from Illinois

Jan 11, 2016
Rated: 3.7 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jan 09, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jan 09, 2016
Rated: 3.62 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Dec 31, 2015
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
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.
Nov 29, 2015
Rated: 4 by jbarletto from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 4 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts

Oct 10, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by HoistinBrews from Minnesota

Jul 27, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jul 11, 2015
Rated: 4.17 by greenspointexas from Texas

Jun 17, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by trxxpaxxs from New York

May 27, 2015
Rated: 4.17 by taospowder from New Mexico

May 25, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by IrishColonial from Texas

May 21, 2015
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Apr 21, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by jaymo18 from Virginia

Apr 05, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by HookemHoos from Virginia

Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by Inglewood from Illinois

Mar 16, 2015
Rated: 4 by PhatAtUT from Texas

Mar 14, 2015
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Reviewed by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
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.
Mar 07, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Mar 06, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by jfstilling from South Carolina

Feb 25, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Feb 21, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by MaseFace from Kentucky

Feb 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by suckaj from Florida

Feb 12, 2015
Rated: 4.42 by toothirsty from New Mexico

Feb 02, 2015
Rated: 4.27 by sendbeer from Georgia

Jan 27, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by rdooley from Texas

Jan 13, 2015
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Reviewed by skinny_mcginley from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Huge oak on the smell with some cherry and tartness as well. The taste follows but brings out more of the cherries. It's not so much tart as it is sour. If that makes any sense. Very good kriek though and more cherry flavor comes out as it warmed. A very solid beer from cisco.
Jan 08, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by jim_carignan from Massachusetts

Dec 08, 2014
Monomoy Kriek from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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