Big Sky Kriek | Big Sky Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States
bigskybrew.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
15 IBU

Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-16-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
27
Avg:
2.23
pDev:
40.36%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
1
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Photo of harrymel
1.03/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottled 2010.

A: turbid. Dark red. No foam. No lace. Only redeeming quality is the color.
S: flintstones vitamins. And some cherries. Smells rough. Really poorly constructed with chemical and wood character.
T: okay, cherry, alcohol, vitamin, repugnant. I will drainpoor.
M: medium on thick. Medium carb. Dry finish
O: this beer should never be produced.

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Photo of EricCioe
2.5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Agold
3.25/5  rDev +45.7%

Photo of Kaydogg
3/5  rDev +34.5%

Photo of Photekut
3/5  rDev +34.5%

Photo of jnewton
3.56/5  rDev +59.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Chicago IL)
Bottle 18 of 180

In memory of Bruce Abrahms, who gave this bottle to my wife not 48 hours ago. Poured well with a good head which quickly dissipated. Dark amber in color, with a hint of blood orange color, and very cloudy. A little cherry and tannins from the wine barrel aging in the smell. Some effervescence in the mouth. Very nice round mouthcoating. Slight cherry bitterness in the taste with a sweet Belgian note to mellow it out.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.47/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle #26 of 180 provided by Jake65 at the Friday the 13th tasting..

Slightly cloudy reddish amber brew.. lite pink tinge to a descent head.

Aroma is fruity and woody... a little hot alcohol.. but the cherries and the tannic wood elements play first and second fiddle.

I know this is barrel aged, but are they used barrels? I get a little winey aspect that could easily be mistaken for the cherries.. sweet cherries essence is sorta dried out by some oakey tannic elements... the body is a bit on the thicker side.. and the carbonation may be a tad light for a beer this heavy.

Glad I got to try this.. hopefully, I will get to again soon.. but for now, I think it is a good experiment now that Montana is allowed to brew bigger beers, but this is no where near a traditional Kriek and should probably not even have the word on the label, even if it is used tongue in cheek.

Overall.... a pretty good beer and a good base for Big Sky to really run with and continue to improve upon.

3/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

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Big Sky Kriek from Big Sky Brewing Company
2.23 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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