Friek | Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.1/5
742 Ratings
FriekFriek
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
Ranking:
#2,165
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
742
pDev:
9.51%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
245
Gots:
190
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 742 |  Reviews: 189
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

Savor 2016

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

Photo of andrew8626
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YalovaIA
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BdM
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave2234
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Duster1354
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brilliant ruby red colour. Tart vinegar but mostly sour fruits, cherry and a little oaky. Mild but pleasant carbonation, tastes like it smells; cherry and hints of raspberry notes. Sour and tart but fruity and berry notes. Delicious and lighter than expected.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reddish amber in color with no head at all. Tiny carbonation bubbles continue to erupt from within. The aroma is of tart cherries and tart Brett. I taste plenty of tart cherries and the tart peppery Brett plays a background note in the back of the palate. I think the raspberries keep the tartness a bit in check and the oak gives it a lightly woodsy note. The mouth is highly carbonated, dry (likely with some help from the oak), and slightly acidic.

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

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

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yankees27
2.87/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Weak lambic

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Photo of Taybeh
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at buster's, into a tulip, fairly light clear raspberry/rhubarb red with a touch of pink and orange at the edge. Nose is good but nothing special...some tart fruit (cherry, not entirely ripe plum), very faint hint of bretty funk but not enough, and a little oak. Things really get going once it warms a little on the tongue. Fruit is more complex, there's a nice interplay of sour and sweet

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Photo of batt6343
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of minterro
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Friek from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 742 ratings
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