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Santa Fe Los Innovadores Kriek

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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The Kriek is part of our Los Innovadores series of wild fermented ales. Inspired by the time-honored Belgian Lambics fermented with cherries, it’s an incredibly refreshing and balanced take on the classic style. The beer aged in American Oak barrels for two years with a carefully selected blend of wild yeasts, eventually undergoing a secondary fermentation with world-famous Michigan tart cherries and sake yeast. The result is an ale with a bright garnet color and an intense cherry aroma, reminiscent of warm cherry pie, that is both sweet and tart, followed by a complex sour flavor and a crisp finish.

Starting Gravity: 15.5 degrees Plato
Ending Gravity: 1 degrees Plato
Grain: 2-row malted barley, unmalted wheat
Hops: None
Yeast: Lactobacillus, Brettanomyces, Sake

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrChopin (3428) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Murky pink grapefruit dregs pour, head quickly as to thin bubbled white ring. Heavy plastic and acid nose, acetic with lowest fruit character. Low acidity in profile, more plastic with light lime and rind sourness, lightly sweet cherry, no arsenic or pith, acidity mixed, body slick and oppressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danyel (1049) - Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange with pink hues and white/ pink head. Aroma is a hair salon, a bit of cherry. Taste is tart, fresh pie cherries, light bodied, high carbonation. Overall, decent tasting but the aroma is nasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (954) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Poured from bottle to Glass. Pinkish red hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is hair salon, cherry pits, peppercorn, earthy. Mouthfeel is great with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a tart following. Overall this is a decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3543) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle at the DC Pre-Turkey Day Tasting, Novemeber 9, 2014. Pours a hazy reddish orange with a pale pinkish white head. Tart cherry nose. Flavors of cherry and oak with a light tart finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Iphonephan at DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Poured a hazy pink color with a fizzy head. Aroma was notes of tart cherry notes. Flavor had a nice tartness to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (1640) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Swing top bottle at the RateBeer DC tasting, thanks iphonephan! Bottled by Sam. Hazy pinkish red with off-white head. Aromas of cherries, tart notes, a bit of pungent/sewage-like notes. Tastes of cherries, tart notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4323) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
This is excellent. Unique zing at the end of this. The cherry in this tastes super fresh. Hazy pink pour with OK head and lacing. Tart finish with a finishing zing of sweetness. Bottle shared by Iphonephan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle shared by iphonefan. Pours lightly hazy ruby with a quickly disapating fizzy white head. Aroma is cherries, somewhat sweet and sugary with acetic notes and light bready malt. Flavor is acetic cherries, light malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2014
A 750 ml bottle shared by BDR. Pours a semi-hazy amber red colored brew with an average-sized hot pink that slowly dissipates and leaves behind minimal lacing. Aroma of light cherry, wood, a hint of vanilla and a touch of salt. Taste is light to medium bodied, with flavors of tart cherry, golden grain malt and a hint of funk. Finish is a typical tart cherry kriek with a short-lived tartness. A solid kriek throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1835) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and caged. Peach colored with medium white head, well carbonated, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is light cherry and some oak. Easy to drink, but a little light on the cherry for me.

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