Cheery Cherry Kriek | Bull & Bush Brewery

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Brewed by:
Bull & Bush Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by russpowell on 10-23-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this Sunday while watching some football.

Poured a burgundy hued chestnut with zero head. Near zero lacing & head retention

S: Tartness, cherry & hints of vanilla, & vinegar sourness

T: Tartness, cherry pits, & huge woody dryness up front. Dryness really grabs hold as this warms. Finishes tart, dry & with some cherry vinegar notes, along with tannins & a touch of vanilla

MF: Slick with medium body & no discernible carbonation

This is a very dry kriek indeed, pun intended! My wife digs krieks, but found this a little too sour/dry for here tastes. I on the other hand enjoyed it, just had to have plenty water to go with it! This compares more than favorably with some Belgian iterations I've tried

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Photo of rallison
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes during my GABF 07 trip (had at the brewpub itself).

Appearance is muddy and dark brown/red - nothing special.

No head. Smell is somewhat funky & sour but with a touch of sweetness.

Taste is nice & tart cherries with a pretty thick - for the style - body.

Tartness lingers for a good long while. Beautiful.

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Photo of Domingo
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty interesting item from the B&B. This is a 2005 vintage offering that I'd assume was related to the 2007 GABF. There's also a vintage Lambic version of the Yule Fuel that was also made available for the season.
This one arrives in the typical B&B goblet. It's a dark brown color with reddish brown highlights. Not a whole lot of head, but a small white sheen is on the top.
Smell is definitely that of a lambic. Acidic citrus, vinegar, yeast, and sour cherries.
The taste of this beer reminds me a lot of a kriek version of the Duchesse De Bourgogne. If you took that brew and made it a little more sour and tossed in some cherries - this is what you'd have. Okay, maybe not exactly, but that beer came to mind a lot with this one. It has a more acidic traditional lambic flavor, but the brown sugar and balsamic flavors really jump out.
Like many of the B&B's offerings, this one packs a ton of flavor. I'm not sure why, but they're also kind of sticky, too. For a cool night, it's perfect. For a session on a warm fall afternoon you might look elsewhere.
I like this one. It's a lot more authentic that I thought it would be and it's not as sweet as you might think. If you crossed Cantillon Kriek and the Duchesse, you'd likely have something like this beer. I think the Belgians might be proud of this item.

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Photo of ArrogantB
2.08/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Dark red-brown with no head. The smell was like vinegar but not in a good way. The taste was strong sour vinegar with some cherry and alcohol flavors. This one upset my stomach and I think this 2005 vintage was past its prime. God only knows what it was like fresh. This beer was not good and I happen to like sour beers.

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Cheery Cherry Kriek from Bull & Bush Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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