Friek | Odell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odellbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kriek Lambic blended from three different aged beers up to 2 years old, aged in Woodcut barrels.

Added by Oxymoron on 10-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,153
Reviews:
199
Ratings:
779
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
247
Gots:
198
Trade:
8
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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lorettaderailleur
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First sour beer, wow. Crisp and delicious.

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Photo of Dr_Fox
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TH28
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. 2017 vintage. Appearance: Cherry red and clear, with a light head that dissipated immediately.
Aroma: Sharp lactic cherry, raspberry, and strawberry
Taste: Starts with a vinous cherry, a touch of toasted malt, and a sharp lactic acidity, giving way to a toasted oak character on the back end with low bitterness
Mouthfeel: Moderate bodied for the style with a light carbonation.
Finish: Pretty dry on the finish with a strong lingering tartness. Raspberry seems to stand out more retronasally on the finish.
Overall: Very nice sour that leans more towards a kriek than framboise. Acidity is high, and the oak aging adds a nice layer of complexity and flavor on the back end. Nice body and sweetness suggests the beer is not overly attenuated

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Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Released November 2017; drank 7/22/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque red/purple appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small white head; almost no lace.

Raspberry, tart cherry, sea salt & a whole lotta sour notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Raspberry, oak & tart cherry flavors up front; sea salt & a mildly puckering note on the finish.

This is sour, to be sure, and may be a bit much for me. but the fruit notes are effervescent & enjoyable. I'd like to lay one down for a couple years...

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Photo of dcscientist
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

TART. That's the dominant flavor of this beer, and if you like that, you'll enjoy this beer. I thought it was just a little too unbalanced for my taste. The label says sweet raspberries offset the sourness of the cherry lambic kriek base, but I actually got a mix of that, with the strong tart raspberry flavor and very little cherry. The smell didn't tip me off to the overwhelming tartness that I was about to experience either, so I was surprised by this one. Still good, just not quite what I expected.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odell Friek, 6.5% ABV. Pours cloudy pale red, with no real head. Nose is tart cherry, taste follows, with slight sweetness and almost no bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent. Could't pick up much raspberry.

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Photo of Chilmer
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolegario
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful vermillion red pour. The initial aroma is reminiscent of cherry jubille. The carbonation in the mouth feel was a welcome compliment to the tart flavors of the beer. Theres a hint if cherry pie filling and I imagine this beer would pair nicely with a cherry or raspberry pie.

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Photo of B_B
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the craft beer quick stop 12-30-17 for 7.99. Bottle day sometime in 2017.
Beer poured reddish pink with an okay white head with the initial pour. Nose is raspberry and cherry forward, very nice.
Taste follows the nose, raspberry and Cherry forward, very tart, with a touch of barnyard. Finish it is tart and a touch of sweet.
Mouthfeel is light-bodied and very smooth.
Overall I was surprised that I really like this beer as this is not really my style. Definitely a well-made beer that I would recommend for somebody on the fence with sours.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaverCS
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light cherry, dark raspberry color. 2017 vintage.

Aroma is of jammy fruit. Lots of raspberry and cherry. A slight citric note is present, but a extremely nice organic sweet fruit character is most notable.

Taste is again of raspberry and tart cherry, but the taste is much more tart than sweet. Nice citrus quality, with a decent amount of oak, and a lingering funk. A bit salty on the finish.This is a prime example of a nice barrel-aged fruited sour. Ample fruit, nicely tart, and just enough funk to keep it interesting.

Overall, great beer, but a bit pricey. Mouthfeel is perhaps a bit thick, but the carbonation is nice. I see it pairing well with nearly any fruit-forward dessert, especially a chocolate covered strawberry. It gets a 90/100.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoonia
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Friek pours a firey red and has a champagne nose. Tart and really tasty. Stoked to have it again.

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Photo of hcproff36
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ambruns1979
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into both flute and tulip glasses. Had 3/4/17.

Pours a mostly clear orange/amber, with a pinkish tint. About a one inch foamy head, with a good amount of foamy lacing. Smell is some sour, some tart, malt, yeast, some berries, light cherries, a little oak, spices- maybe cinnamon? The flavor opens up much more than the nose- cherries, tart, sour, raspberries, malt, a little yeasty, hint of licorice, oak. All that said, the fruit is not as intense as expected. Mostly smooth, good body for the style, well carbonated.

Doing this from notes and wondering if I have overrated this. Good flavor and aroma, raspberries surprisingly as potent as the cherries.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Friek from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 779 ratings