Friek
Odell Brewing Company

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From:
Odell Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #455
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,779
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 9.49%
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
822
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 18, 2023
Added:
Oct 08, 2009
Wants:
  248
Gots:
  202
Kriek Lambic blended from three different aged beers up to 2 years old, aged in Woodcut barrels.

With every batch of Friek we set out to create a unique blend of framboise (raspberry sour sale) and traditional lambic kriek (cherry sour ale). Each year, multiple generations of kriek ale age patiently in oak barrels, some dating back ten years in our cellar. Fresh raspberries are then added to the wild fermented brew just prior to the final blending, creating a subtle sweetness to balance the tart cherry flavors and the effervescent dry finish.
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Reviewed by beerwithmeIRL from Ireland

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml Bottle - Pours a light hazey ruby with 1.5 finger foam head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of sweet cherry and raspberry with a distinct earthiness coupled with oak. Tastes of mild tart cherry, however, there is a gentle sweetness that becomes more pronounced and lingers. A delicious combination. Alcohol is very much disguised and it's quite light in body. This was a real gem to taste.
Aug 18, 2023
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at The Brass Tap, Cedar Falls, IA; served in a snifter. Hazy, pink grapefruit juice-colored body, with a white head and a bit of pretty lacing. Aromas and flavors of light malt, cherry, and raspberry, with a pleasant wild-ale "funk." Lots of umami on the palate. Tart but not overly so, a little bitter, crisp, light, well-balanced, and lip-smackingly delicious. An outstanding beer.
Jul 06, 2023
 
Rated: 4.38 by Connybumbum from Colorado

Oct 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jun 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by 150lRoast from Missouri

3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The color has a raspberry red and is slightly cloudy. The smell is slightly fruity. The taste is not too sour, but has a nice tartness on the front end. The finish is sour on the back of the tongue and has a slight barrel taste. Over all this is a good bottled sour from odell and is worth a try. it does not have the depth that a lot of other barrel sours aspire to be, but it is really easy to drink.
Feb 16, 2022
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
pour is a ruby / pink hue with a fizzy head that fades quickly to a little ring around the glass.
nose is dried raspberries, a bit of cherry, oak lemon rind.
Taste follows. tart cherry, followed by sweet ripe raspberries, firm but not unpleasant lemony sour. A hint of tart green apple.
crisp, highly carbonated beer.
very good.
Oct 27, 2021
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Reviewed by MattDecker from Texas

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look: rhubarb color, medium white-pink head that quickly dissappates to nothing
Smell: tart apple & rasberry
Taste: tart rasberry and apple, not completely dry, some sweetness under the tart,
Feel: medium feel, high carbonation
Overall: very tart, but pleasantly so, fruity and well rounded. The GF was a big fan and "she's not a fan of beer". So there's that.
Aug 06, 2021
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Reviewed by ZenAgnostic from Texas

4.81/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottled 2017/A it looks like it says, faded out, in a black box with white letters in the bottom left corner of the label. 12oz bottle with a foil-wrapped cap poured into Lindemans flute.

Appearance - Thin white head with very slight lacing with no stick. Quickly dissipates into a thin ring. Maybe a little on the small and short lived side. Slightly hazy light amber brown body that gets darker as you get closer to the yeast sediment on the bottom of the bottle. 4.5

Smell - Tart sour raspberry and cherry. Alcohol is completely hidden despite being a healthy 6.9%. 4.75

Taste - Tart sour raspberry and cherry. Once again, alcohol is completely hidden. 4.75

Mouthfeel - Extremely clean and refreshing. 5

Overall - No flaws whatsoever. No unpleasant lingering aftertaste. No weird artificialness. Possibly a near perfect example of the style. 5
Jun 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by rawbraves from Colorado

Apr 12, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Absolute fire, they could have picked one fruit and I think it would be excellent. In a night a tried a lot of great things I remeber this the most. Excellent fruit flavor and smoothness, the alcohol tastes non existent
Mar 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by 10_bathrooms from Texas

Nov 05, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Friek Raspberry Cherry Sour aged in Oak barrels

cloudy ruby red with red-tinged white head with minimal retention

aroma is sour cherry with sweet and sour tinge and earthy raspberry comes across damp and dank

taste follows the nose, with a deep funk of oak aged bugs

high carbonation, medium light body, effervescent as ever and finishing dry and earthy

overall:
wild. but perfected. neat. effervescent. cultivated may be the most appropriate word - drenched in weirdness and sweet and sour oak aged bugs.
Oct 28, 2020
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Serving: 12 oz bottled (“Bottled 2018A”) poured into a Spiegelau beer tulip.

Appearance: Clear, deep and dark ruby pink. Just a brief cap of airy head the quickly dissipated without lacing.

Smell: Bright, fresh raspberry aromas followed by sweeter, jammier notes, straw and light buttery barrel notes.

Taste: Plenty of juicy fresh raspberries and cherry hard candies. Closes with a tart, lactic acid finish.

Mouthfeel: Light body with soft, gentler carbonation.

Overall: Bright, refreshing and berry forward.
Sep 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by jstern from California

Jul 09, 2020
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Reviewed by HopHippie from Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
L: Cloudy cherry juice look, brief white head.
S: Sweet grains, fresh fruit jam, tart cherry juice, a bit like fruit wine.
T: Tart cherry with a mixed berry candy aftertaste.
F: Very sour, tart, dry, an interesting experience.
O: My first introduction to sours and its pretty good
Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.08 by cgrunin from Texas

Dec 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Dicers from California

Dec 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by kds2437 from Texas

Nov 11, 2019
Friek from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 822 ratings