A Note on This Beer
Visit Colorado and if you don’t hear everyone talking about Odell Brewing Co-- remove your earplugs. Google this famous brewery, and you’ll see practically everyone is ranting about one brew above all - their field-fresh raspberry and cherry-bomb Friek Sour Ale!
This GABF Gold-winning hybrid of the super fruity and sour Kriek and Framboise styles, it’s no surprise the ratings for Friek are all through the roof! Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine rates Friek a 97, and placed Odell in their 2016 Best-in-Beer Critic’s Choice issue. One critic even praised Friek as so incredible, it single-handedly changed his mind about sour beers.
Process is everything with this spritzy cherry-berry sour. First, multiple Kriek-style ales are fermented with wild yeasts and tart montmorency cherries. Then it’s moved into oak barrels where woody vanilla and subtle earthy notes meld with the cherries. Finally, just before the final blending begins they add loads of fresh raspberries. It’s like they “dry-raspberried” it (similar to dry-hopping), and the result is a fresh juicy raspberry flavor you never get from traditional Framboise Lambics.
This Oak Barrel-aged, affectionately fruity sweet-tart of a Sour adds its own awards (Including a GABF gold) to Odell’s stacks on stacks of shiny medals.
Every year, Friek is one of the most anticipated and highly rated Lambics and Krieks in the Country. Fans of both styles arrive in full swarm for its release. We’re glowing with excitement to have it as our very first Odell beer. Don’t sleep on this.
Rated 4.23 on Untappd! 99 on Ratebeer! 97 on Draft Magazine! 90 on BeerAdvocate!
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Odell Brewing Co - Friek $17.99 for a 750ml bottleStyle: Oak Barrel Aged Framboise / Kriek Hybrid, ABV: 6.9%