Monomoy Kriek | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Monomoy KriekMonomoy Kriek

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jamie2dope on 07-09-2010

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Lindeman's flute...

A - Pours a nice dark-cherry red color with very obvious carbonation. Slightly cloudy and a small fizzy pinkish head forming before quickly receding to a cap.

S - Strong aromas of tart cherries comes first followed by a nice presence of oak wood. The cherries come through sweet and tart and remind me slightly of cherry pie. The oak adds an earthiness to the aroma

T - The taste is strong with cherry pie flavors of tart and sweet cherries. Like the nose, the oak flavors give this an earthy, almost dry favor.

M - This is a lighter beer with a moderate carbonation. The finish is crisp and slightly dry.

O - Nice cherry forward beer. It comes across as a one note kind of beer, but the favors and the style all make for a refreshing cherry beer.

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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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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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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4.25

Cisco Monomoy Kriek. No freshness date. $21.99 for the pleasure. Enjoyed side-by-side with Jolly Pumpkin La Roja.

Tiny hiss after removing the cork. Scarlet color. Glugs into the glass with no effervescence. Just a few forced bubbles that gravitated to the outside of the surface; about as many bubbles as would be formed from force-pouring grape juice.

Wine-y aromas full of aromas of oak barrel and tart cherries. Has a tannic nose with lots of woody notes and fresh fruit skins. Pithy lemon aromas fall by the wayside to light sweetness. Hints of vanilla powder.

Taste follows the nose. Lightly sour with lots of vinous notes. Tannic without the bitterness, and with a showy and juicy fruit character. A little bit of 'close-to-the-rind' honeydew melon flesh, lemon, sour cherries, lively oak, white vinegar, and rooibos. Finishes pretty tart and showing some of the alcohol.

A little stinging in the back of the throat upon the swallow. Medium-full body with a syrupy feel to it. All of this, and hardly evidence of any carbonation at all. Almost completely flat.

Excellent kriek/wild ale. Prominent barrel quality, exponential complexity, and enough funk to make it comparable to big-time Belgian fruit lambics. Will have to secure another bottle.

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4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml Bottle shared by Lubiere - thanks!

Appearance – Slightly hazy copper colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, vinegar, cherries, caramel, lemons

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste ripe cherries mixed with caramel and lemons. There is also some vinegar flavour mixed with a hint of chocolate and a bit of a woodiness. At times the beer reminded me of a cherry blossom chocolate candy or even just a chocolate covered maraschino cherry to some extent. It end with a tart yet slightly sweet cherry aftertaste.

Overall – An excellent beer that does a great job of showcasing cherries while not tasting too over the top. I find most of the Kriek's to have too much of a artificial flavour, this one didn't have that at all. The bottle rings in at 22$ which is a bit pricey, but it would be nice to have for special occasions.

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

On-tap, served in a tulip

Pours a deep ruby color with no head whatsoever. No lacing, just some small bubbles around the edges.

Huge nose of balsamic, oak, lactic sugar sweetness, and tart cherries. There is a decent balance of sweet and sour on the nose.

Acidic up front, loads of sweet balsamic vinegar with a lactic sugar sweetness. The sour really comes out in the finish. Tart cherries and a touch of clean malt.

Light body, clean and smooth. Borderline lush, but the acidity takes over a bit. The finish is dry and sour.

A welcome surprise from Cisco. A well-balanced kriek with loads of puckering sour and sweetness. Solid.

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A fairly traditional, well-made kriek with a noticeable oak character. My bottle was, fortunately, lightly but adequately carbonated and while a bit thin, had an appropriate mouthfeel for the style. It pours a clouded, dark red, slightly brownish color with a decent little tan head that settles down slowly. Lacing is minimal.

Aroma is what you’d expect for this style; lots of tart cherries, a nice woodiness, some sweetness and a hint of vinegar. The flavor pretty much follows suit; middle-of-the-road sourness and tartness from the cherry mingled with vinegar and oak. Somewhat musty and funky, with medium sweetness and light acidity. Seems pretty well-balanced, again with a more prominent oak character than other krieks I’ve tried. Glad I gave this one a shot after almost being scared off by talk of uncarbonated bottles. Very tasty.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1305th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
750ml C/C

30th Birthday Party
Thanks to Twstandley for this one

App- A ruddy brown/red crimson beer with a good bit of density. No head really formed and maybe left a couple dots of cling.

Smell- A huge aromatic vinegar and sour cherry comes first. A large amount of oak comes next with a bit of lactic acid. A bit earthy as well.

Taste- This is what I love in a sour with cherries. Boom! Straight to the point. Lactic, Sour, Cherry, Oak. Thats it. Its well balanced between these flavors and hits it hard. Damn tasty.

Mouth- A bit of a fuller medium body. A medium complex carbonation with a lot of residual cherry and oak on the finish.

Drink- A very good wild ale. More of a wild vs. kriek and I enjoyed it very much. Thanks to Tom for the trade on this one. Would love another one.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Monomoy Kriek from Cisco Brewers Inc.
4.11 out of 5 based on 337 ratings.
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