Estate Kriek

Oregon
United States
Estate Kriek, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Back in 2016, we quietly planted 40 Carmine Jewel cherry trees. In 2019, we collected our first harvest, all 27lbs. We then added the fruit to one beloved barrel of Spontaneous Ale. It's now time to enjoy delicate notes of cherry pie and warming spice.

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
6
Served at: 
45º - 50º F
Hops: 
Aged Czech Saaz
Malts: 
Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Rahr unmalted Wheat, Mecca Grade Wikiup Red Wheat
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Estate Kriek by pFriem Family Brewers is a Kriek Lambic and is being evaluated as a Fruit Lambic (category 23F from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Lambics are known for their sourness and wild characters that are naturally (or “spontaneously”) imparted by airborne yeast and bacteria. Fruit Lambics impart an additional dimension to the beer with added fruit flavors (the fruit sugars can be either fermented out to dryness or the beer can be back sweetened). Estate Kriek was fermented with cherries from the brewery’s 40 Carmine Jewel cherry trees.

Estate Kriek pours dark golden in color with a pinkish hue and a slight haze beneath a very small rim of off-white head. The aroma is prominently funky aromas of lactic, leather, vanilla and cherry. The flavor is moderately acidic with flavors of lactic, cherry, vanilla with the cherry and vanilla intensifying as the beer warms. The beer finishes moderately acidic with lingering vanilla and cherry flavors.

Estate Kriek is a solid sour beer. The acidity is perfect, and the balance between the cherry and vanilla (from the barrel) is terrific. The funkiness could be a little more diverse in flavor profile other than an almost singular lactic character.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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