Salado Kriek - Freetail Brewing Company

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Salado KriekSalado Kriek

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 13
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: champ103 on 09-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. No real head.

Smell - Some cherry. Orange and lemon citrus. A little grain.

Taste - Bright orange. Sour up front. Builds up. Wine barrel builds too. A bit of butter. Very light cherry.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Moderate sourness. Medium light body.

Overall - Got better as I drank it. I don't get much cherry at all, though.

Photo of champ103
3.29/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery, and opened a bottle at home.

A: Pours a cloudy/hazed orange/pink color. A minimal white head forms and recedes to nothing in a second, kind of like champagne. No lace either.
S: Acidic and tart in the nose. Some light fruit aromas. Cherries and tart apple skins. Though right off the bat, I know this is going to be an enamel ripping sour.
T: Yep, rip roaring, enamel ripping sourness. That is about it. Maybe some cherry tartness, but with the huge sour acidic bite, it is hard t say.
M/D: A light to medium body. Effervescent carbonation, and very dry. The acidic character sucks in the cheeks, and salivates the glands. Oh boy, the acidic quality here a bit much, and makes it a bit hard to sip on.

I Love Ananke, and think that is one of the best sours made in Texas. This is just Ananke with cherries, but for some reason it is just over the top. Which I don't recall being the case with Ananke. The shredding sourness here is to much for me. Oh well, can't like em all.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mhksuccess for sharing this at dabaloons' tasting.

2013 vintage.

Pours a hazy light orange-red with a foamy off-white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, cherry, acidic, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, cherry, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a tasty sour cherry presence.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

awesome take on a kriek here, different than many, this one done in red wine barrels, something light, maybe pinot noir. the color really throws me off, hardly pink at all, let alone deep red like some can be. from a visual standpoint, i would never know this is a fruited beer, barely a hint of pink to it. good head and some haze. the nose is real tart, lactobacillus and wine tannins. some oak and some thin wheat malt, but the tartness is what gets me. cherry is subtle here too. more robust in the flavor, especially int he finish. black cherry, sweet and fibrous and super ripe. a lovely accent to the wheat malt base. tartness never quite turns to sourness. there is a pucker to it, but not a sustaining dry acidity. its more drinkable as a result, and the popping carbonation makes it rather refreshing. neat to see the effect of the wine barrel on it, lots of fruity grape character, and the earthy richness of the oak. i think its a nice touch, and surprised we havent seen more krieks finished this way. have not had much from freetail, but this is awfully promising stuff. 2013 vintage.

Photo of inlimbo77
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, 2013 release
Hill Farmstead glass

As another reviewer mentioned, this wax is a bear. I almost cut my hand off removing it.

A: Pours a pale light blush hued golden color. It's fairly clear, despite a little haze. Initially a little fizzle of bright white head. Turns into nothing but a collar.

S: Funk. Wet hay. Bandaid. Tart cherry is there but light. Smells acidic. Getting that wheat smell.

T: Very sour beer. Tart cherry right up front. Puckers the mouth. Again, lots of funk and oaky tannic flavors. Taste the wheat. Very dry. Salivating as soon a sip concludes. Sort of one note, sour bomb, but I like it.

M: Lighter side of medium. Prickly carbonation.

Photo of jordanimal
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

You'll need a blow torch and a crowbar to get the wax top of this bottle. After opening poured a reddish orange haze, little head with a smoky-fruit-tart nose. Taste was tart and smooth with a little bit of smokiness in there that reminded me of bbq? The cherry flavor is subtle and not overbearing.

Salado Kriek from Freetail Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.