Oude Kriek
pFriem Family Brewers

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #547
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,896
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 7%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
62
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pFriem Family Brewers
 
Oregon, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
91
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Reviews by Keepnitrl:
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Keepnitrl from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Fresh Hood River cherries added to barr l aged lambic ale. 10 months later there are flavors of cherry pie with a dry and tangy finish. Very satisfying

Sep 16, 2017
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Dharmelink from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 03, 2020
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HumuloneRed from Oregon

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Jul 15, 2016
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Derek from Canada (BC)

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016, seems bigger than 5.6%.

Nice fruit and funk in the flavour and aroma. Well attenuated, but not too dry.

This is really nice, and can certainly run with the Belgians!

Sep 03, 2017
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rab53 from Washington

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 18, 2017
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LXIXME from New Mexico

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A damn good beginners lambic.

Jun 16, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.47/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

on tap at the brewery taproom.
5.6% / 6 IBU
Hazy, raspberry colored body with a decent head.
Moderately tart, or higher, with a dominant fermented cherry flavor. Nice fruity (cherry) finish. Juicy and tangy.
Light yet lively carbonation.

Oct 03, 2016
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snaotheus from Washington

3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2016-11-23
375ml corked/caged bottle split between a couple of small Cantillon glasses. Bottled on 05/10/16.

Pours a slightly hazy ruby/pink with a tiny white head. Smell is nicely tart and surprisingly funky. Darkly fruity.

Taste is similar -- nicely tart, a little fruity, clearly funky (but not overpoweringly so). Good, but different take on a kriek in my experience.

Mouthfeel is good but not really notable. Smoothish, dryish, medium...not bad. Overall, pretty good.

Nov 24, 2016
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BeanBump from California

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well, this right here is a delicious beer. Appropriately understated sweetness with mellow tartness and nice cherry profile. Super easy to drink. If you can find it, get it.

Aug 21, 2020
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GRG1313 from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 13, 2016
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aasher from Indiana

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 21, 2018
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 10, 2018
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle poured into a teku
Bottled 5/10/16

A- initially opens up with notes of manure, porta-John and state fair. Lighter aromas of hay, black cherries & balsamic vinegar underneath

T- initially opens up with dark cherry sweetness, immediately followed by a tartness that gives hints of lemon. Mid-palate drops off and becomes a bit watery, the finish gives more cherry with a longer of earthy, funky barn, with more lemon

M- light bodies with bubble effervescent carbonation leads to a light and bubble mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- it's got potential, but the flavors seem a bit off at this point

Sep 16, 2016
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acurtis from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 04, 2016
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

3.26/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Jan 29, 2017
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vfgccp from New York

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 02, 2019
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 26, 2019
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mantissa from Oregon

4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 05, 2016
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tjcamm from Oregon

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 03, 2016
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 20, 2018
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paresis from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 31, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i think this is the same base lambic style as they use for their peche. the cherries however overpower it just a little in a way that the peaches never did. i get a little more fruit than wild on this one, a little more sweetness that covers up some of the funky nuance, and a little less refreshment overall, but its still sensational beer. the base lambic is really impressive, thats i think the most incredible thing, is just how good that beer really is. the cherries here are pink and tart, but they do bring plenty of sweetness to the mix as well, and its not as patiently fermented down it doesnt seem as the peach one, or maybe they were shooting for a little more residual sugar here, im not sure, but its there. the flavor of the fruit is awesome though, and the sourness is still there, maybe even stronger than the peach one, more acidic and tangy all the way through, but the bretty wild musty funky side isnt as developed, or rather covered up a little bit here. i really like the flavor and the feel though, which is bubbly and very much alive, puckery the whole time. although i think i prefer the peach version for its subtleties, this is an amazing kriek, packing a huge cherry flavor and enough beery aspects that its very much still lambic underneath. wonderful beer.

Jun 09, 2016
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ChaseTheAce from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 28, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

3.66/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle share on 6/11/16. Pours a nice mahogany with a small wispy head. Cherries up front, as expected for a kriek. Taste doesn't depart, although this also very tart, but more fresh fruit than candy sweet.

Jun 21, 2016
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RobinLee from Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 26, 2016
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 62 ratings