The Kriek
de Garde Brewing

The KriekThe Kriek
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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #126
ABV:
7%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,845
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 4.78%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
56
From:
de Garde Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  8
Gots
  9
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 56 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Stevedore:
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml cork and capped bottle, teku glass. Darker reddish body, slight purple hue, one finger offwhite head, fair retention and lacing. Smell is rich montmorency cherry skin; seems to me that vinegar is fairly strong here; for the most part, the nose and palate consists of a bit of oak, sweet balaton cherry flesh, a bit of perfumey montmorency, heavy acetic acidity, comparatively light lactic acidity, touch of leather, lemon. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, cherry skin all the way through to the finish.

Feb 16, 2019
More User Reviews:
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DrinkingThe413 from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 18, 2019
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lucius10 from California

4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Sweet and tart cherry and a slightly funky nose on this one! Taste follows with a prominent funky finish...almost overpowers the cherry notes. It has good depth, but is slightly harsh on the swallow.

Jan 01, 2020
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Hangryginger from Connecticut

4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nov 30, 2019
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NickSMpls from Washington

4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A beer based on cherry would pour - cherry color of course. Slightly hazy, very light head, no lacing. Nose is fruity, clean and no off notes. The taste is well rounded, no harsh notes, relatively dry and slightly sour. It's very well done. The aging in oak barrels, which adds a pleasant woody back-note -almost wine like.

Aug 10, 2019
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BarrelAgedG from California

4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 09, 2019
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shelby415 from Oregon

4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 03, 2019
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Duncian from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aug 15, 2019
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BEER88 from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 25, 2019
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 06, 2019
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Ajlvt from Washington

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 13, 2019
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Radcpa from Washington

4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 28, 2019
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Shy5 from Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Apr 12, 2020
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Barettes from Washington

4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 29, 2020
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grover37 from District of Columbia

4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 10, 2017
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 14, 2018
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Soneast from Wisconsin

4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 29, 2018
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 09, 2018
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oline73 from Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 23, 2018
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AlexFields from Tennessee

4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Jan 27, 2017
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hopley from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sep 05, 2018
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IrishColonial from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 13, 2017
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 10, 2018
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 14, 2016
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 18, 2016
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