Lee Kriek | de Garde Brewing

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88
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84 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
12.1%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
10
For Trade:
3
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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Reddish brown body. Medium off-white head.

Smell - It's not a strong cherry, but it's there. More toasty malt and some sharp acidity. Sharp fresh oak.

Taste - Much stronger cherry. Sour cherry, but very strong sour pie cherry. A little bit of that caramel malt, but none of the toastiness. Becomes a bit vinegary.

Mouthfeel - Strong sourness. Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - I was optimistic when I smelled it, because I thought it would be an interesting take. Instead it turned out to be a very strong and simple cherry sour.

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

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Lee Kriek from de Garde Brewing
4.05 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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