Lee Kriek | de Garde Brewing

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4.32/5
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90 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
degardebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sour red ale aged in a blend of rye bourbon and red wine barrels, with a refermentation in barrels on Oregon grown Montmorency Cherries. Spicy oak and yeast character with bright tart cherry notes and a complex finish.

Added by anteater on 06-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,627
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
90
pDev:
9.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
11
Trade:
4
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Photo of Eziel
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vibrant ruby with a creamy pastel pink head, this is one beautiful beer.

Smell is both deeply funky yet sharp, with a solid simulation of cinnamon and marzipan cherry pie spritzed with lemon.

Taste continues that theme wonderfully through a light body, airy crisp fizz, and dry finish.

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Photo of Aaron814
4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Matthew. Many thank yous!

A gorgeous deep ruby body with a thin, pinkish lavender cap. Aromas of funky cherries! Wonderful flavor. Like a Belgian lambic, but with more tartness, in the American style. What a lovely beer. De Garde is world class.

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3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ragnar3
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BNarc
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Btip1969
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EB1
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMCimpi
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendsilk
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Really, really great cherry flavor to this beer! I wish I had another one of these!

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Photo of rlee1390
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice cherry flavor. Mild tart, some oak as well. The bourbon sneaks in with some leather notes. Rather good.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.54/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of imonhiatus
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I never really understand when people say that a beer is jammy. I have had plenty of the cliche beers that get tagged with that word that just doesn't go with beer...but this beer....aw...THIS beer, this one IS jammy. homerun, slam dunk, whatever...for what I look for in a beer, this is firing on ALL cylinders. perfection in a glass to me. psyched to have another bottle of this and a few floating around in the tasting group. cannot wait to have it again.

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4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Petrone 84 clearly has the wrong idea here or he's never had a top shelf sour, another great beer fron de garde....buy them all if you see them, trade for them if it's an option....

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Photo of jakemn91
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark red. Aroma is sour cherries all the way through. Taste is also cherry forward. Acidity come second. Given the color and residual sweetness, de Garde must have used a ton of cherries in the brewing of this beer. Quite tasty

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Lee Kriek from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 90 ratings