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

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Added by jamie2dope on 07-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
335
Reviews:
103
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
75
For Trade:
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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good but not outstanding kriek, perhaps needs some ageing to take some edge off.
Pours reddish colour with good amount of head. Strong aromas of bleach and cherry. Full mouthfeel but the boldness also includes carbonation that I would have liked to be softer. Not sweet at all, its straight up dry cherry in your face, more of a sipper over a couple of hours, still great flavours if you like tartness.
Thanks M.P.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at FosterJM's birthday celebration courtesy of FosterJM.

Pours a murky crimson brown with a khaki head that fades to wisps of lace on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of sour cherries, funk, and slight vinegar. Taste is the same with a woody and dry finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good straight forward sour cherry beer with a better taste than smell in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

wow. ive been drinking some incredible beer lately, i mean, its been a heck of a run for me the last couple of weeks, being exposed to wonderful beers though trades, generous friends, festivals, and travel. its not often i am this saturated with new and fantastic beer. even in the midst of this streak of good beer fortune, this one stands out as something extremely special. ive liked the other woods beers, but this is next level. cherry in this is super forward and super ripe, the beer is dark dark red, red wine looking. it appears to be a flemish type red at its base, rather than a classic lambic that most kriek is, im fine with that, because the extra grain body and the vinegar pucker is fitting. cherries are both sour and sweet, really intense, and there is a highly tannic red wine character in here that fits its appearance like a glove. one of the more sour krieks i can think of, hanssens older krieks get super acidic, and this does the same thing, but the bigger grain base helps it last on the tongue forever. carbonation is fine, although it drops out with some temperature. some oaky funk to this too, one of the most flavorful beers ever, its just so so good, many thanks to my brother for finding this thing. these guys deserve a ton of credit for this woods series, its unrivaled in depth and complexity. love love love

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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 nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy garnet in color and poured with a small off white head that completely died down, leaving only a few bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The nose has light to moderately strong aromas of sour cherries and oak.
T: The beer has flavors of sour cherries and oak from the barrel aging process. The sourness is not that overpowering.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite tart on the palate with a light to moderate amount of carbonation. Some hints of dryness are also noticeable.
O: This is a very nice wild ale. It has a good amount of sourness and tartness, but neither of these are overpowering.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 label.

Into a Duvel tulip it pours a vibrant dark crimson. Crackling foam and a light haze, lots of active carbonation visible. The head disappears rapidly and there's no lace, otherwise the color is very nice.

Aroma has a cheesy funk to it, a slight minerality, acidic sour cherries; pits and all.

Moderately sour with a bracing acidity that scrubs the palate. Light tannins and cherry skin bitterness, juicy cherry flesh, bright acids. The Flemish red base brings a touch of acetic acid. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Overall this was a nice rendition, makes me wonder if it was inspired by Rodenbach Alexander.

#3700

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

Shared by dabecassis. Thanks.

Appearance: The body has a cherry skin hue, the head more pinkish. It's moderately hazy, and the head doesn't stick around very long.

Aroma: Fleshy and sweet cherries. There's a mildly tartness, but very reserved acidity on the nose. The cherry character is vibrant and very enjoyable.

Taste/mouthfeel: It's fairly sharp on the tongue, dominated by tart cherries and lactic sourness with a touch of acetic acid. Carbonation is very lively. There's some pleasant cherry skin astringency in the finish, but not much oak. I had low expectations for this beer after trying a few other mediocre Cisco sours, but this one is surprisingly good.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Dan for opening up this bottle at a recent tasting. Served in a snifter.

Pours a nice, dark red color with a single-finger white head and a bit of lacing as it makes its way down. The nose brings a really great cherry presence plus a bit of tartness from the same. A bit of light oak and funk are there beside a nice sour presence. The taste is of tart cherries, light funky characteristics, some oak, and a bit of sweetness. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation and a good amount of acid all around. Drinks quite well; I really enjoyed this brew.

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3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/11/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark red color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains cherries, grapes, light malts and wild Belgian yeast.

T: The taste starts out with a nice sour bite of tart cherries and grapes followed by wild Belgian yeast and a thin malt character. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sour.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a nice sour beer to drink for a long time.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear garnet red in color with some light hints of haziness as the beer warms. The beer has a minimal beige head that reduces to the thinnest two tiny patches of bubbles at the edges of the glass. No lacing is observed.

S: Very funky in the nose with lots of sour cherries and oak/wood from the barrel aging.

T: Huge flavor of sour cherries along with substantial notes of oak and moderate amounts of funkiness. Very enjoyable.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light dryness.

O: Quite enjoyable and tasty - I really enjoyed this one quite a bit. I could sip on this one all afternoon long.

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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Rifugium
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cisco only makes shaker pints, and that's not an appropriate style of glassware for this beer, so I opted for a handy Odell bell tulip. Deep red-brown color with a slight haze, with a small cap of white head that receded to a sturdy collar, leaving moderate lacing on the glass. Some ugly yeast floaties in the glass, even with a careful pour. Lactic nose, vinegar and oak, cherries and red wine. Sour cherry taste, lacto, lemon, grape skins, fairly acidic, some hints of acetic acid, but not as much as detected in the aroma, some funk. About a 6.5-7/10 on the sourness scale. Medium body, lower-medium carbonation, tart mouthfeel. A nice beer overall. I honestly didn't know Cisco could make anything even remotely close to this.

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Monomoy Kriek from Cisco Brewers Inc.
4.11 out of 5 based on 335 ratings.
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