traPISSED (106) - 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.
HuskerTan (1519) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Cherries, slightly earthy.
A- Dark red color, dark liquid, minimal pink head.
T- Cherries, subtle almond, subtle sweet cake.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- Very good stuff. Lots of cherry and balanced. Everything is pretty much textbook...Not a lot else to say.
superspak (4391) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/14/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a minimal foamy pink head with poor retention, that reduces to a ring of lace that lingers. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of sweet/tart cherries, strawberry, lemon, apple, cherry skin, almond, oak, vanilla, leather, hay, light funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of cherries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of sweet/tart cherries, strawberry, lemon, apple, cherry skin, almond, oak, vanilla, leather, hay, light funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/acidic tartness and light tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherries, strawberry, lemon, apple, cherry skin, almond, oak, vanilla, leather, hay, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and moderate malt flavors; with a great sweet/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from acidity as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth smooth and moderately acidic/creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a great cherry fruit Lambic. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and moderate malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. Was hoping for a bit more depth in the flavors; but this was still quite impressive, and very enjoyable all around.
ClaudeB04 (312) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red with pink head.
First taste sour than more cherries, well balanced.
After all I read about lambics I expected something more extreme but this beer is very enjoyable
ShivanDragon (3039) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
schenkt bloedrood met minimale rood/roze kraag. aroma van lambiek, zure kersen, hout, zoet, smaken zijn iets metalig, hout, oud fruit, iets muffigs, komt niet helemaal vers/fris binnen, lambiek, redelijk droog mondgevoel, licht bitter, hout tonen zeker aanwezig, matige/redelijke body, iets dun qua textuur, zacht maar zwak zurig... gaat.
Beerman6686 (6108) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a ruby red color with a pink head. Aroma was of big sour cherry, light lemon juice and oak. Flavor similar, a bit sweeter than I would like, and more fruit forward and less funk than others.
Beerhunter111 (15251) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Leicht trübes rötlich oranges Bier mit einer geringen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich fruchtig, holzig, Trauben, uberreife Kirschen. Geschmack trocken holzig, reife Kirschen, Trauben, Essig.
__Rb81 (612) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (14/07/2015). Pours hazy red purple with a small pink head. Aroma of tart cherries, wood, funk. Taste is tart, tart cherries, wood, funk, malts. Nice.
Mesjasz (845) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2016 W aromacie praktycznie sam funk i przebłyskami kwaśnej wiśni. Smak wręcz zajebisty. Jest średnio kwaśno, bardzo wytrawnie, dziko, piwnicznie, wyraźne wiśnie i pestki wiśni, cytryna, lekko cierpki agrest. Piwo jest świetnie zbalansowane, mega pijalne, ma gładką teksturę, wchodzi jak woda. Posmak krótki, limonkowy, wiśniowy z lekką cierpkością. Piękne piwo, nie jakieś wybitnie sensorycznie niszczące, ale bardzo stylowe, pijalne i pyszne.
tricksta_p (3145) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
28-01-2015 drank 25-04-2016. Bottle at home. Aroma is sweetish and tart cherries, sour red fruits, oak, funk, light malty. Flavour is nicely sour and tart with a little sweetness. Body is medium, finish is rather dry. Very nice, lots of tart and sour cherries with a hint of sweetness for balance, great drinkability, yes I love it.
murran (536) - - APR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a purple body with a medium pink head. Nice aroma of funky cherries. The taste is a bit sour, full of cherries and medium bodies. Very nice and well balanced, easy drinking.