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Kriek | Santa Fe Brewing Company

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4.02/5
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79 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States
santafebrewing.com

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Shumania on 08-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,132
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
79
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
15
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of kingjohnh
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright and hazy watermelon color with light head. Soft, acidic and wood aroma with sweet berries mixed in. Sweet and tart cherry flavor right away. Jolly Rancher quality. Medium tartness. Well balanced oak and funk notes. Mild earth tones. Moderate body and perfect carbonation. Finishes on the dry side. Just a well executed, balanced sour with all of the right nuances. Very tasty.

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Photo of brentk56
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours the color of rosé wine; the frothy, pink-tinged head quickly fades to a ringlet, leaving a few splashes around

Smell: Tart cherry pie with a funky overlay

Taste: With pie crust tones in the backbone, the tart cherries take over almost immediately; fresh cherry flavors move toward the funky side, after the swallow; the finish is dry and oaky

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation; rather puckery

Overall: Carbonation issues aside, this beer nails it; the flavor profile is as good as any Kriek I have tasted

Thanks, sunkistxsudafed, for the opportunity

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Photo of erjaq
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wayne17
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good stuff here from Santa Fe, a very respectable formulation of kriek. Nice rosé color out of the bottle, a touch hazy, little head, which seems fairly standard for the style. Smell is interesting. It hints at some sweaty sock, the sort of funk you don't necessarily want around, but never really goes full bore on it, and then cherries and even what seems like some spice slip in to bring it all back together. Palate is a cherry fest, tasty cherry cobbler (and maybe this is where my mind is tricked into finding spices - baking spices, specifically). It got a touch vinegary acidic as it went, but this was also on a night of sour tastings, so it could've just been palate fatigue. Body is appropriately effervescent. Overall, nicely done from Santa Fe, and, again, the compliment of this not being at all out of place in a kriek lineup should be considered high praise.

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Photo of AppaZappa
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mychalg9
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – The appearance made me think of a beer that was tinted pink.

Smell – There was a slight sour nose, but not one that is overwhelming.

Taste – The is very cherry. With a slight oakiness in the background, cherries are very forward. The breadiness makes it seem a little like cherry pie. The cherry leans a little more sour toward the end.

Mouthfeel – The pucker tingles the sides of the mouth. Carbonation does make an impression.

Overall – This is a really solid kriek that is worth seeking.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Punisher
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zomdust
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful beer, nice and tart and sour, just the right amount of cherry influence. The beer plots a light pink color with nice carbonation. Very tasty and I would definitely seek out again.

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Photo of Matt141
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeaprolly
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcm75
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_VanNostrand
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
3.39/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Kriek from Santa Fe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 79 ratings
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