traPISSED (97) - São Paulo, - OCT 25, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
75cl bottle at home, 1996 vintage. This bottle was corked, capped and very dusty. The cork was very long...so long that I lost the end of it into the beer. The pour produced a crystal clear bright ruby beer with still a huge amount of colour remaining (almost as much as a new bottle). The smell was fantastic! No oxidisation at all and I mean none!! It smelled of cinnemon, nutmeg, clove and cherry. Almost like a christmas spiced beer. Everyone that tried it said that they had never experienced a Kriek with such a christmas flavour. As we went down the bottle the sourness was more pronounced and the pours where becoming very murky. There was a huge amount of sediment in this bottle. This may well be the most gracefully aged beer Ive ever had. Everyone agreed that it could easily last another 10 years.
bellco33 (149) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours deep, clear red with a small pink head. Aroma is sour, cherry, balsamic vinegar. Taste is incredibly tart, a little funky, oak, and cherry. Light body, packs quite a punch, really tasty. I love this sour.
SamTheBarrel (284) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml 2013 years vintage green corked and caged bottle, poured into a stem glass. Appearance is opaque carmine red with a small pink head, that swiftly reduced leaving no lacing. Aroma of cherries, green apples, barnyard and a hint of vinegar. Flavour of cherries, green apples, table grapes and wooden character notes. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and heavy on sourness. Palate is medium-light bodied, soft texture and high carbonation. Overall a great beer for the style, an authentic lambic Kriek pleasantly sour and unsweetened, I would have liked it slightly higher ABV though.
BMMillsy (1097) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small cork and caged bottle from Tipples. Pours an intense deep red color, mostly clear, with a pretty pink bubbly head on top. Huge sour aromas, vinegar, dark tart cherries, dusty dry oak. Flavor is big black cherries, tartness with some light vinegar, dry oaky finish that lingers a bit with the cherry. Big sourness here. Spritzy carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Overall I like this much better than the Intense Red, and just as much or more than Lou Pepe Kriek. Good stuff.
Linnet (1008) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ar: big tartness, lots of cherries, fruity, earthy, basement aromas, bit short.
ap: cerise color, pink head.
t: tart, low sweetness, fruity, bit subdued.
P: light body, average carbonation, tart finish
O: not as powerful as expected.
Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craft in Alameda...Pour is red with a nice pink bubbly head..Nose is nice mashed cherries, cherry pie, funk, cherry juice..Taste is very nice carbonation, soured cherries, funk, nice tartness, berries..
oRos (971) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from capitol beer and taproom. Pours pink red with reddish head. Taste is cherrys, tart and extremely carbonated. Can feel it expanding in your mouth
Peter_L (432) - SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska@SB. Djupt intensivröd vätska med livligt skum. Doft av surkörsbär och gammal jordkällare. Fruktig smak som blixtsnabbt övergår i en frisk kärnhusig syra. Sån där syrlighet som vrider gommen fram och bak. Intensiv närvaro. Medelfyllig.
ansalon (842) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an intense dark red with a light red head. Aroma is cherries, raspberries, funk, red currant. Taste is sour cherries, raspberries, red currant. Body is crisp and has a medium type of carbonation.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorites. From the time you open the bottle to the last drop is awesome. Had most recently at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter. Pours a great red cherry with a spritzy head. The aroma is amazing with wine, tart cherries, and wood. The taste is just as good as the aroma. Solid tart cherries, defined with the aging. (2 years in the bottle for the one I had.) Slight yeast with the awesome sour tart bacteria. Light body, easy to drink. Solid carbonation. Please let me have another.
Danyel (442) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours brown with lots of red hues, minimal white head. Aroma is very brett, wild yeasts, fruit. Has an extreme brett flavor, elastic- rubberbandy, lots of fruit, very tart. Good.