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Kriek - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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very good

36 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 16.45%
Wants: 11
Gots: 6 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Shumania on 08-11-2013)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours a cloudy pink color, standard carbonation, but not alot of head. Very wispy and disappears quickly.

The nose is tart and fruity. Lots of cherry, raspberry, blackberry and yeast. I get zero barrel notes. The flavor is very tart cherries, funky, grain malt. Very acidic crisp finish.

Overall, this left me wondering what this beer tasted like before two years in a barrel. This is as average as a fruit lambic can be. A good attempt, but still a long way off from the top tier.

nmann08, Nov 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Texasfan549, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

GRG1313, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

kjkinsey, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 25, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Lovely rosé color with champagne bubbles streaming in the Petrus goblet. Aroma of cider fermenting with a whiff of vinegar.

Quite tart and definitely in the sour category. The flavors are quite clean. some hints of fruit Quite sippable despite the acidity. Interesting oily and sharp mouthfeel.

Thanks to Jason for this one. From the 750 ml swing-top purchased in Tucson.

mactrail, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

beernads, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

InspectorBob, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

drewone, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Axnjxn, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bsuedekum, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

egrace84, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bennetj17, Dec 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

brother_kenneth, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

AdamP, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

blindpiggie, Oct 21, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +18%

taospowder, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

JSchock7, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

M_chav, Oct 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

marqoid, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bikesnbeerFtc, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

TATURBO, Aug 24, 2013
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Kriek from Santa Fe Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.