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Kriek Mythology | Springdale Barrel Room

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4.16/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Springdale Barrel Room
Massachusetts, United States
springdalebeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden ale base, barrel-aged over eight months on sour cherries and cherry juice in ex-Bourbon barrels.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,193
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
40
pDev:
4.81%
 
 
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Phineasco
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a small fizzy bubbly but rosy colored head that fades fairly quickly typical for a sour, a bit of lacing, semi clear slight hazy rosy cherry red color

Nose loads of funk, like lacto souring and pedio super funk, Brett barnyard on top, loads of cherry, fresh cherry and cherry juice, sour and sweet cherry, a bit of vanilla buttery oak, acetic acid and a bit of vinegar

Taste super sour as I expected from the nose, big bright acidity, acetic acid, lactic as well, little acetobacter, loads more cherry, cherry juice, a little fresh, sour cherry, sweet cherry, Balaton cherry, a bit of sweet syrupy malt, plenty of funk with the souring bacteria and some barnyard Brett funk, little bready and flash of oak, sour finish, flemmy funky acidic, lingering cherry

Mouth is med bod, plenty of sour acidic flemmy, nice fizzy carb

Overall pretty nice, loads of funk and sour, nice cherry

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Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisG523
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BltByKrmn
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NEIPA
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really solid cherry sour. Great cherry expression, seems true to the fruit--not sirupy or grenadine-y, just a nice light mix of tartness and sweetness. The acidity is definitely tame, creates a nice mouth feel with the lively but not overwhelming carbonation. In part due to this, this beer does appear sweeter than many traditional krieks, but not overly sweet to my palate. Wouldn't be surprised if some do find this too sweet, however. Also not sure this really qualifies as a kriek (not sure about the grist and dont think springdale does spontaneous fermentation). Don't pick up too much funk or barrel characteristics, but they are perceptible in the background. really really enjoyable

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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle number 07291 into the test glass
A - Light crimson color, active carbonation yields a pink froth.
S - Musty barrel, cherry skins, green apple skin, some grapefruit as well
T - Cheery flesh, some bits of ripe pineapple, sweet tart candy, interestingly some solid malt presence.
M - Semi tart start then a move to the sweet side, a bit acidic in the middle, wraps up with a sweet linger
O - A very good crack at a Kriek, the cherry feels and tastes real not syrupy. The tart element is tame, the wood barrel aging rounds the offering out
worth every effort to try and enjoy

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Photo of madelf66
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 version.

Large pink head which settles in a rocky fashion, but leaves little lace as it recedes. Better lace after each sip (some spots and streaks). The liquid is cloudy and red-orange.

More sour than cherry-like to the nose. A lambic with a touch of fruit, perhaps? Little sweetness.

The flavor is very sour, even for a lambic. Even the cherry flavors are exceedingly tart. Rich body with a high carbonation level. The swallow and aftertaste is lip-puckering in a positive way. It reminds me of a grapefruit--despite the age, it hasn't seemed to mellow with time. I have a 2017 version and will be curious to see how that one lands.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a Jack's Abby conical pint glass; production code 01295 -- obtained at brewery in October 2017 and refrigerated since then.
A: Pours a rose-peach color, clear at first, but becoming increasingly hazy during the pour. Looks very akin to pulpy, pink grapefruit juice at the end. No more than a quarter inch head the dissipates rapidly, leaving no significant lacing.
S: Aromas of cherry sour candy and grapefruit most evident. Slightly acrid.
T: Significantly tart (enough to make the mouth pucker) with loud cherry and lactic acid flavors. Sourness a touch overpowering at first. A little funky (in a good way) which only adds to the complexity. Bitterness hardly in evidence.
M: Light bodied with no more than moderate carbonation and mild astringency. Very crisp and refreshing.
O: A solid, American made take on Lambic. I appreciated that more natural tasting cherry flavor which is a departure from many Kriek style lambics. Enjoyable and would try again if the opportunity presented itself.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csullivan1980
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Philcassella
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J-Rice
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber with a loose head that dissipates into a thin tight band around the edges. Nose expresses the faintest hints of medicinal cherries. Taste reveals tart cherries, a hint of cinnamon and some medicinal notes. Mouthfeel is light in body with a carbonation just shy of lively and a mild astringency. Overall, I'm not a huge fan of the style in general but I found this beer quite enjoyable. Well worth your time if the opportunity presents.

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Kriek Mythology from Springdale Barrel Room
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 40 ratings