From Odell – Multiple Kriek Lambic ales were brewed over the past three years and fermented with a combination of yeasts (some wild), lactobacillus, and pediococcus. Then, 3500 pounds of sweet and tart cherries were added, and the beer was transferred into oak barrels where it aged taking on the cherry flavors. As the beer matured, Framboises (raspberries) from Schroyer Family Farms in Fort Collins were hand-picked by Odell Brewing co-workers and readied for the beer. The fresh raspberries were added just before the final blending.
Odell Brewing – Odell Friek – 750 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. 6.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours similar to a dark pink glass of passion fruit juice. Only a few white swirls, but otherwise no head.
Aroma: Funky soaked barrel, red wine,sweet ripe cherry.
Taste: Sour cherry, light red wine vinegar and tannic barrel notes.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: The most tart and enjoyable Kriek I’ve had. Very well done.