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:
#2,316
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
759
pDev:
9.51%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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Ratings: 759 |  Reviews: 192
Photo of Usernames
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevindp9
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
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 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilFlaiz
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
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 -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FalconOne
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of arniepnminne
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnsavage
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of funkel81
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uturn
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjdevel
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
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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3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Acquired from 1st Ave HyVee in beautiful Iowa City, Iowa. Drank out of a Boulevard Brewery tulip.

First off, how great to see more non-Illinois distributed beer when I'm in Iowa. It makes it a special treat.

Look: Aggressively dissipating two fingers of light pink head. Highly carbonated with quick, small bubbles throughout. The color of organic cranberry juice (the good stuff). Almost no lacing to be spoken of along the glassware.

Smell: Definite yogurty sour, lots of berry as one would guess. Surprisingly sweet smell to reel in the tartness somewhat. A touch of oak.

Taste: Subdued tart berry, barrel, yogurt, a bit of stomach acid on the back end, a hint of the sweetness found on the nose towards the front.

Feel: Medium body, effervescent. A bit dry from the bugs and oak. Very slick and tongue coating.

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Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a pretty special beer here. I enjoyed it right from the beginning, from the purchase to the moment I popped the cork. Pours a deep ruby red with a deep orange hue. A little bit of white foam that dissipates quickly although the bubbles continue to flow through the beer. Sour berries on the nose with Brett and a bit of a yogurt smell. Taste of first, the sour berries/Brett, tart cherry and sweet raspberry a tiny bit of vinager that quickly transition into a berry yogurt taste. Some slight barrel comes through on this beer at the end. Light to medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Enjoyed this one.

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Friek from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 759 ratings