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Kriek - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Shumania on 08-11-2013)
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Reviews by Shumania:
Photo of Shumania
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Flip top bottle poured into a Goose Island wine glass

A: ruby red with little head and not as much carbonation as expected

S: TART cherries, vanilla, a little oak,

T: similar to the smell, more tart cherries, vanilla, oak and then funk and sour from the yeast. This is not over the top in your face funk and all of the flavors meld together well

M: medium bodied and not syrupy. Slight dryness at the end from the Brett

This beer is right up there with the best sours! Great use of the tart cherries and good blend of the tart, sour, and sweet.

Shumania, Aug 11, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

thanks to TATURBO for sharing this beer tonight!

750ml bottle sealed with a swingtop lid and a fancy thin sticker! Small pop as the swingtop lid cracked open. poured into tulip glass.

This is the best part... the bottle says: bottled by mom (with a red heart next to it)! Never seen this is craft beer before, but its an awesome shout out by Sante Fe Brewing Co! Totally original I have never seen that before!

Appearance: Really deep red that remains transluecent. 1 full finger of bone white head that drops down to thin ring around the glass.

Smell: A moderately tart cherry jolly rancher and a light bit of funk! hint of oak, but you really got look for it.Fruit forward sour no doubt.

Taste: moderate tartness. sweet pie cherries combine with moderately tart lemons. nice balance between the two flavors. Light vinegar notes as well and they really add some complexity to this beer. I dont think that I would change a thing.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with lower carbonation levels. I could use just a slight little bit more carbonation in this beer. Surprisingly drinkable, I would guess 6.5% ABV.

Overall: Santa Fe brewing can brew a good sour too! I love Imperial Java Stout and this is another beer that I would really like to revisit again. Nice kriek. Its under the radar beer for sure!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Aug 24, 2013
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Pours a clear red with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and cherry aromas. Taste is much the same with cherry and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing all that special for the style in my opinion.

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Kriek from Santa Fe Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.