Tag Archives: 2016 vintage

New Belgium x Oud Beersel Transatlantique Kriek 2016

Brewery: New Belgium Brewing x Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2016 vintage. Lips of Faith Series. Wood-Aged Sour Cherry Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A Kriek of two continents. Behold the fruit of our collaboration with Oud Beersel of Lambic brewing fame. Their Kriek, a cherry-spiked Lambic travelled from Belgium to be united with New Belgium’s specially brewed Golden Ale, as well as Wood-Aged Sour beer pulled straight from our foeders, for a blend of sour cherry bliss. It’s a new legend waiting to be poured.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.18
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber, 2016 vintage. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy ruby red colour with an almost two finger whitish pink head that had pretty good retention and left some nice curtain lacing.
Aroma: Lots of cherry, lifesaver cherry hard candy with perhaps a touch of oak.
Taste: Sweet and sour cherry, lightly candied, oak, but flavours overall were a bit soft.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Aromas were great, but flavours while good, were a little too soft on the palate for me. Also, not a lot of funk in the aroma or flavours, which is not a problem for me, but just a comment since I was expecting some.

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Bruery Terreux Rueuze

Brewery: The Bruery (Bruery Terreux)
Country: USA
ABV: 5.8%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Gueuze)
Other Notes: 2016 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Blonde Ale aged in oak barrels. Earthy – complex – blend.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.17
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml bottle, 2016 vintage, bottled on 10th October 2016. Poured into a Cantillon gueuze glass.
Appearance: Very lightly cloudy, still see through, golden blonde colour with a just under two finger white head that dissipated quickly to nothing and left behind no lacing.
Aroma: Funky, tart, grape, apple and hay, with hints of oak, vanilla and lemon.
Taste: Funky, barnyard, grape, white grape, apricots, lemon and hay.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable Gueuze. The main thing though was that I was hoping that carbonation would have been much higher than what it was.

American Solera Foeder Apricot

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 5.6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Ale aged in oak tanks with apricots.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.34
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle, 2016 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, apricot, oak and lemon with hints of funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, apricot, lemon, oak and vinegar with a touch of almond and funk.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice and easy to drink Wild Ale with good sour apricot flavours.

American Solera Cranbarrel

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 5.6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Ale aged in oak barrels with cranberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 12.7 fl. oz. bottle, 2016 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice hazy red pinkish purple colour with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Forest berries, lightly tart, raspberry, cranberry and oak with a very subtle hint of almond.
Taste: What you’d expect from the aroma, sour, tart, forest berries, cranberry and oak with a hint of almond.
Mouthfeel: Acidic, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A very nice easy drinking and relaxing fruit flavoured Wild Ale.

8 Wired A Fistful Of Cherries

Brewery: 8 Wired Brewing Co.
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 6.7%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Sour Ale with Marlborough Cherries aged in wine barrels. 2016 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A sour ale brewed in the Belgian tradition. Barrel aged for two years on fresh Marlborough Cherries. Vibrant flavours of funk and fruit. Contains a fistful of cherries per bottle. No more, no less. Depending on the size of ones fist of course…

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.13
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date other than 2016 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy ruby red colour with a one and a half finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing. Near the end, the pour becomes a cloudy purple-reddish colour.
Aroma: Tangy, cherry and lemon with light citrus zest, oak, leathery brett and funk.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, cherry, oak, barnyard, funk and brett.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium to light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: A solid sour that is enjoyable and very drinkable.