77ships (3800) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 ml. corked and caged bottle purchased @ the brewery during Tour de Geuze. Consumed home. Not a fan of the label which is a bit of a downer, commercial and out of place looking much like the flier I got for this beer. Drinking this right now because with so much cherries in it, I thought it was best to get this super fresh in order to enjoy all of the fruits. Although this was bottled on 13/11/2012. Pours intense red (sorry), darkest wine red imaginable, blood red Bordeaux, incredible very dark pink, hint rhubarb head, which very sadly fizzes away almost instantly. Nose incredibly pure and heavy kriek, almost juice-like, Oh my God so much, like pie almost, like pits, so, so, so, so much, much, much, much pure kriek, unbelievable. Taste is almost kriek juice, pure kriek, this is like eating a bag of kriek, light tart kriek juice in the finish, light hint juice, almost hint spices, light tartness in the finish, almost hint acid, so much juice, actual kriek sourness,… like pie. Carb. is instantly gone, almost flat. I cannot believe this beer, so much fruit, ridiculous. REDICULOUS. Beyond drinkable, I could drink this all day long. Probably has the potential of becoming incredibly sour with age but that is not the point I assume. This is THE fruit beer, I have been looking for my whole life, only fruit in a glass. This is Kriek – mind you this is KRIEK and not Cherry which are extremely different things – don’t call Kriek’s cherries – they are sour cherries. Prunus cerasus.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super rich and dark red pour. Pinkish head. Flavors of tart cherries up front, a red wine note--chianti, nice yeast, tartness, some funk. Freaking great.
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared at the RateBeer Gallery event in SF. Pours deep cranberry red with very little head. This beer is ridiculous. Absurd cherry pie aroma and flavor, complete with cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg. Tart but not really sour. Literally a beer expression of eating cherry pie or cobbler or something. So gooooodddddd. The grown-up real Belgian version of NG Wisconsin Belgian Red.
omhper (19380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at SBWF. Clear cherryred, small pink head. Super intense Schaerbeekse cherry aroma. Tart with underlying fruit sweetness, rich and complex with lemon and barnyard meets these lovely intense cherries. Just mindblowing.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Deep dark burgundy pour with only a rosy border of head. Aroma of concentrated raspberry and black cherry. Flavor is sour cherry and pomegranate. Lighter than I expected at first, but the flavor is so much more full as it warms a little.
Kjekks (1) - - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Intense cherry. Werry nice sour cherry flavor. Beautiful red/dark pink color.
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MrSquash (45) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep Ruby color with a minimal rose colored head and low retention. Smells like a tart cherry cordial. Tastes of a moderately sweet dark cherry flavor with a lingering sourness.
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours as suggested, beautiful! It is intensely crimson red with a pretty pink head. The aroma is so pleasant, moderately sweet but intense cherry pie with some of that lambic yeast preceding the pie. The flavor is big juicy cherries with a ton of zing, so delicious! it is not puckering, but juicy and refreshing with intensely smooth zing.
JorisPPattyn (7928) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rather persistent (for kriek), intense - yes - cyclamen head over deep garnet beer. Intense - indeed - sour cherries’ aroma, fruity squared. Sour, but still mild - mals - cherry flavour, deep - sorry, intense - ripe red krieken. Fruit is really everything in this little marvel, just bursting as nearly overripe fruit with a sunstroke. Woody background, fruitflavours lasting on and on. Pretty spritzy, titillating, reinforcing the natural fruitacids. Slight dry-out effect. Oh wow. Definitely kriekenlambic bottled, rather than kriek, for the initiated...
DuffMan (6751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Deep, intense (yes, I said it) garnet red colour with a dark pinkish-purple head that recedes quickly. This is the most beautiful hue of red I’ve ever seen in a beer. The aroma is very interesting: funky yeast with notes of body odour, concord grapes, and new leather. Very funky palate, lightly medicinal, juicy concord grape, dark cherries, light pepper, light petroleum, grappa-like dryness. Incredible balance makes for supreme drinkability, gulpability. Wow.