Friek | Odell Brewing Company

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737 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.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
Ratings:
737
Reviews:
188
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
245
Gots:
195
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 737 |  Reviews: 188
Photo of hozersr
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Usernames
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevindp9
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rose in color, with tons of carbonation. Smells of oak, funk, cherries, lemon peel and raspberries. Tastes like it smells, with lemon peel and oak dominating. Perfect balance of sweet and tart. Raspberry and cherry come through after the swallow. Mouth feel is as you would expect from a sour. Thin, but not watery. Overall, an enjoyable beer that i'd be glad to have again!

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Photo of Duncian
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilFlaiz
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful ruby/pink color, head retention is fairly shortlived similar to champagne.Smell is faint raspberries and funk but the taste is what makes this beer. Jammy, tart and dry very balanced, thin mouthfeel. Would prefer a little more body but this beer is a fantastic go to for any occasion, esp because it's fairly inexpensive, easy to find and approachable for most sour beer lovers.

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Photo of kingjohnh
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FalconOne
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of capnamerica
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of arniepnminne
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnsavage
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of funkel81
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uturn
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjdevel
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: 3.75
Pours a deep crimson red color. Low carbonation, but remains a bit foamy throughout the drinking experience. Looks more like a glass of sparkling cherry juice than any sort of brewed beverage.

Smell: 3.75
Smells a bit tart, sour, and vegetablely (oddly enough). Cannot really make out raspberry or cherry in the aroma, but it’s definitely a red fruit. Slight vinegary scent.

Taste: 4
Decent sour tang right at first before the fruit kicks in. It is a tad bit sweet just for a brief moment, but then quickly dries out. A vinegary flavor forces its way through all other flavors and it seems to get a bit salty. After the tart fruit flavor starts to fade out, you get a decent balance of fruit, sour, malt, and yeast flavors.

Feel: 4
Medium bodied -but lighter. Stays a bit foamy and interesting on the tongue. Quite dry and acidic overall.

Overall: 3.75
Decent sour. I expected more flavor on the fruit side and more of a full sourness. There is sourness, but it seems a bit flat and not quite as interesting as most sours. I’ve seen this brew in stores for quite a while and finally went with it. I have heard a lot about it, but I am not super impressed. It’s good, just not outstanding.

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Friek from Odell Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 737 ratings.
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