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.
Woc (33) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head disappears immediately and the beer looks sad, like it is sitting there already for hours. Aroma is very nice, cherries, wood, cherry pits. Color is bright clear red. Taste is not bad but quite sour and I prefer sweeter krieks. Slightly disappointed though.
Dr_Fellini (740) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 vintage, bottle to glass, at the Kulminator. Pours a clear pinkish red color with a whitish pinkish head. Aroma is dry, cherries, touch of tartness. Flavor has a balanced sweet and tart cherry, but I think much of it has faded over past 11 years. Probably deserves another rating a bit more fresh.
jmanock (27) - - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet, perfumy, soft, cherry aroma. a little funky and a little woody, but not much.
pours purple with beautiful pink head.
lightly tart, sweet, and cherry flavor. some unripe raspberry/blackberry notes as well. a little woody and not very funky for a lambic.
easy drinking, but would have liked more barnyard funk and more sourness.
TheCametron (1963) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours Ruby with an initial fluffy Pink head which fades fast. Tart cherry aroma. A good dose of funk. Taste of vinegar, lemon and of course sour cherry. Nice degree of bitterness and a nice dry finish.
Holmen1 (3221) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen, Cardinal april-15: etter mange strålende gode fatøl fikk vi servert en ganerenser med mørkerød farge og kort skum. Vidunderlig intens aroma og smak av kjøttfulle, sure kirsebær. Elegant syrlighet med sprudlende frisk ettersmak. Med sitt innhold av 35% kirsebær (iflg. etiketten) kan den fort inngå som en av de anbefalte fem om dagen. Eminent drikkbar, som champagne for ølhunder, og en bauta å navigere etter.
gunnar (6129) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark reddish with a tiny layer of bubbles. Inviting aroma of meaty, fresh sour cherries, this would be like it smells in heaven on a spring day, or maybe not. Taste is also full of those red high hanging cherries, fresh sourness, a wonderful elixir this one.
Holmen2 (1589) - NORWAY - APR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 20.04.15. Clear ruby red. Pale pink head. Mature aroma of mature cherries. Complex taste with slightly sour cherries. Utterly superb, with high drinkability.
Tsekouratos (453) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - APR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red color, hazy with a pink head. Aroma of cherries and berries. Taste is medium sour and acidic, with cherries, berries and hue. Light body with medium carbonation.
Sigmund (5569) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml corked & caged green bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5%. Red colour, moderate pink head. Lovely aroma of sour cherries and brettanomyces / farmhouse kitchen. Sour and tart flavour, medium dry, sour cherries galore, also lemony notes.
guiroul33 (197) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 37,5cl from Bierhalle de Coninck, @ home. Nothing exceptional but a good kriek.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone