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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.3
jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Bottle - pours pink white head - nose/taste of tart vinegar, oak, cherry and cinnamon - medium body

3.8
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle. Ruby pour with white head. Light cherries, spice, and sweet aromas. Vanilla, cherries, cinnamon, spice and tart fruit and wine Flavors.

4.1
sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours mostly clear reddish amber. Aroma is huge tart cherry, sour funk, and soft malt character. Flavor is tart cherries, light sweetness, great acidity, and a soft dry finish. Medium body.

4.2
wchesser (2076) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2016
2013 bottle so about 3 years old now. Pretty reddish beer with no head or lacing. Nose is very muted cherry and oak. Taste is tart cherry flesh, oak, earthy cherry pits, light yogurt, barrel spice. Great balance. Wish the nose had more oomph but this is a great beer. Liquid cherry pie. Better overall than CS Mama Bears.

3.7
vyvvy (6478) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Pours reddish and bright with a small white head. The aroma has cherries, pepper, vanilla and some sourness. It has a medium crisp body with a minor amount of spritzy carbonation. The flavor starts with tartness, cherries, citrus and vinegar sourness along with some minor oak. the finish is clean and refreshing for an 8.5% beer. Nice sour.

4.2
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - OCT 5, 2015
A short, slowly fading, frothy white head falls to a solid ring over a clear, vibrant tangerine body displaying several streamers of very fine carbonation, solid falling arcs and dots of lacing on each sip

A kaleidoscope of seamlessly integrated tropical fruit, melon, stone fruit, and white wine complexities embossed by a mildly creamy funk over strong acidity and sourness on a cohesive, softly carbonated, creamy-slick medium body offering a solid coating of acid and cutting dryness leading to residuals of the previously mentioned components... very enjoyable

750ml swing top bottle 2014 vintage, frig storage, served at 50º into Orrefors Beer Taster


3.8
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle at WTWBA 2015 in Minneapolis. Hazy orange pour with a slight pinkish white head. Tart cherry, quite good. I appreciate the hard to get New Mexico tick up here in the northland!

3.4
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear red body with a small white head. Aroma of cherry, yogurt, oak, and raspberry. Flavor of cherry, lacto, oak, brett, caramel, and biscuit.

3.5
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy crimson. A wispy pink head appears after some vigorous pouring but fades away quickly. The bouquet is a blend of balsamic and white vinegar, soft cherry and caramel, like cherry cola. There’s a little more cola in the flavor, too, with brown sugar and caramel. Balsamic vinegar settles in after that, bringing with it tart/sweet cherries. Not too complex, but good. Carbonation is a little low for style. Medium-light body. Acidity is nice.

3.8
DCLawyer (2845) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle share at Travlr’s. Cloudy lite red with small pinkish-white head. Tart and sweet cherries. Very good.


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