TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004: Hazy scarlet-orange. Foamy pinkish ring of head throws patchy lace on the glass. Divine aromatics of sulfur, musty oak, almonds, and cherry stones. Slightly jammy, underneath. Tight carbonation becomes expansively soft. Dry with a briskly tart explosion of spicy brett and fuzz from an unripe peach. Tongue covering cherry-skin textures mask the medicinal edge of sweetness. Simultaneously juicy and dry, with a juggling robust brett and vibrant cherry showcase. Musty oak and crushed mineral harshness thwart much of the underlying iron and rounded almond notes. Airy phenols bristle with dryness, as cherry stones, oak, and sulfur continually impart more stiffness. With the exception of some muted huskiness as it warms, malt existence is next to nil. Finishes deceptively dry, as oak and sulfuric grit strengthen the rigid dryness moments before a softening shift of cherry skins and melon. It breaks my heart to see the last sip go. This is utterly exquisite, and 750ml of this nectar is nowhere near enough.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep cherry red with an intense rosée head. Lighter cherry aroma with good horseblanket quality in nose, with lactic notes. Intense sour beer with fresh sour cherries, lots of carbonation, rich and intense! Bought at brewery in Beersel.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright red w/ frothy pink foam. Big, sour cherry aroma w/ hints of sweet black cherries, as well as barnyard, leather, & cheese. Light, acidic feel. Flavour is complex & wonderfully tart w/ a rich vinous (oak) quality.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful bright red, light pink head. aroma of lemon, manlt vinegar, cherry, solvent and a hint of cinnamon. vert tart and minerally. funky and cidery with subtle cherry notes. tasty.
Crockett (1001) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright clear pink with almost no head, except for a little pink suds. Cherry tart and dry yeast aroma. Plenty of soft carbonation. Apple cider vinegar and old cherries. Hops are clean and well behind the fruity forefront. Traces of funk and cheese. Dry with a sweet and sour finish. Very nice.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Rastacouere. Deep pink in color with a nice pink head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Cherries. Flavor is fruity and hoppy. Very nice and fruity. Well balanced. Perfect. Nice sour cherry flavor. Very nice. Smooth.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Special thanks out to Rastacouere for this bottle. Wat better than the Schaarbeekse kriek that was way too much cheese and sourness. Deep pink with a light pink head. Sour cherry juicy aroma. Juicy sour cherry flavors that are at perfect levels to enjoy. Not for everyone, but a real sour cherry treat for those who like such things. Best kriek that I have had after a few over the top versions...
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled @ RBSG 05’ (Montréal) Grand Tasting
Ruby jam color, thin white head, light lacing. Nose of ripe funky raspberry; more dry and robust than sweet and fruity. The flavor is a (maybe) a bit too tart, no body left to support this funky behemoth on my meager palatte. Finishes clean, interesting and supremely complex.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
07.08.05 RBSG Orange hazed pink, big pink head. Puckering tart and mildly sweet. Great cheese on nose and flavor. Overall pretty mild and accessible. I get mostly cherry and must on nose with funk and tart on flavor.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
RBSG bottle. Red color with a bit of a purple tint, pink head. Wow, full aroma of cobwebs, brett, cheese and just enough cherry. Flavor is sour, lots of farmhouse funk which is balanced out perfectly by the cherry. Like I said, theres just enough cherry to let you know it’s there, bu tnot so much that the cherry is the main player. The base lambic is superb, earthy, acidic, sour, complex and dry. Easily one of my top 3 or 4 from the whole RBSG.