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Cervecería Kross

Cervecería Kross
K15 Experimental Chilean Grape Ale

Category: Specialty Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 8.6%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Cervecería Kross
K15 Experimental Chilean Grape Ale

Category: Specialty Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 8.6%
Pale golden yellow color. Sulfurous, grassy, green aromas of omelet, minerals, pizzelle cookies, and cloves with a syrupy, shy, finely carbonated, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, breezy sprouting barley, lemon cookie, ginger, and allspice finish. Complex spiced beer to share with friends who like something a little different.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: omelet, minerals, pizzelle cookies, and cloves
Taste Flavor: sprouting barley, lemon cookie, ginger, and allspice
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, Cassoulet, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Complex spiced beer to share with friends who like something a little different.

The Producer

Southern Brewing Company S.A.

The Producer
Av. Santa María 5888 - Vitacura
Santiago,
Chile
56 -2 957 02 80

Specialty Ales

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This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Specialty beers may be flavored with, or affected by, unusual ingredients (ginger, chipotle peppers) or fermentation agents (Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus), or brewed with unusual fermentables (buckwheat, sweet potatoes, maple syrup). This category also features the growing number of ultra-high gravity “extreme” beers that push the limits of alcohol. In addition, the base beer may be related to almost any classic beer style. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, and overall drinkability.