traPISSED (95) - 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.
sdmmb (259) - USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drunk from 375cl bottle bought direct from the brewery.
Lovely tart cherry kriek.
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Hermod (2579) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle, as schaerbeekse krieken. Bb. 26/02/07. Deep red, thin, almost no head. Barnyard, tart, cherries in aroma. Flavor has cherries, tartness, barnyard. Flat. Really tart, mouthdrying.
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Maakun (80) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red with beautiful small light pink head. Sour cherries, red berries, yoghurt, green apple, lime, cola flavoured candy, sourdough, touch of malts. Taste is fruity sour, which deepens into a very intense acidic sourness, then a light sweet aftertaste. Medium mouth, slick texture with perfect carbonation. Very good stuff.
b3shine (3511) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle to tulip (2005 vintage at The Porter in Hotlanta). Looks good; a transparent amberish caramel with razor-thin off-white lacing. Smells tart and funky with heavy cherry notes. Tastes like it smells with a nice, subdued mouthfeel. Good, but I probably should have opted for a fresher vintage.
Advocate_Ames (316) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottle. Pours a clear red and fizzing with a quickly dissipating head, leaving a faint ring that hugs my glass. The aroma is of tart cherries, barrel aged wood, and grains. In taste I picked up on mild vinegar, acidic cherries, but also a sweet note from the cherries, and a diminished grain flavor. The finish is mildly sour but still a nice cherry flavor and in turn highly drinkable. Overall a very good beverage.
Abijen (900) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a red slightly unclear beer with a good white pink head. Smells sour and cherry. Tastes heavy sour with a beautiful sweet finish of cherries. Fizzy carbo, thin body and a watery texture. I like!
allesmetkaas (166) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share with kermis @ Klooster. Pours deep red with a white head. Funky sour aroma with cherry hiding in the background. Tart, sour taste with a wonderful cherry finish
Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby red vinous color with a finger of off pink fizzy foam. The nose is full of cherry pie, acidic vinous touches and some funky dusty wood. The palate follows with a nice balance between round cherry notes and cutting vinous acidity that rolls in midway through the palate and dries out the finish nicely with a slightly puckering finish. Lots of musty basement funk lingers...
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours ruby, finger pink head.
Smell big funky, tart cherry.
Taste very acidic, sour cherry. Wet hay and horse blanket, but dominant cherry.
Light bodied, dry.
teddybeer (1882) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rubi colour with minimal and quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is very fruity with berries and cherries present, sour and barral notes. Flavor is vinegar, sour, moderate acidic with red fruit notes and apple present. The final is moderate acidic with good duration.