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:
#2,537
Reviews:
198
Ratings:
773
pDev:
9.51%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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245
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Trade:
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Ratings: 773 |  Reviews: 198
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

Photo of mbw314
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billydrinksbeer
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Could not find a bottling date. Label is very layered with brewing notes, labeled as a 'Lambic'.
Very clear body, cherry red color. Fizzy, noisy head upon pouring quickly dissipates. Some small carbonation bubbles arise continuously. No lacing.
Aroma of cherry, oak tannins, sweeter raspberry.
Taste is sweet and tart, more sweet at front end and more tart at the back end. Mostly cherry, but raspberry is in the mix. Oak barrel tannins are there also. Funk is present but not intrusive. Main taste profile is short lived, with some oak barrel and tart aftertaste.
Mouth feel is thin and refreshing. Quite right for the brew. Dry.
Straightforward bright fruit and tart beer. Not complex. Last pour introduces cloudiness to the beer. Looks more intriguing on last pour than on first pour. Last pour has contrast of murky red body with lines of carbonation streaming to the surface.

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Photo of dustin22martin
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Friek from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 773 ratings