neongolden (1139) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(750ml 2010 bottle @ Grote Dorst, Eizeringen, Nov 15 2015, split w/ phyllomedusa) Pours a very lightly hazed light ruby red with a tiny short lived off white head without lace. Aroma of lots of bright, lean sour cherry flesh, lemon zest, light bodied red wine, maybe red currant?, fairly light woodiness, funk is fairly light with dry barnyard, hay and a little fresh cheese. Flavour is tart and medium-high acidic with sour cherry flesh, light red wine, a touch of lemon lacto and acetic acid. Some real leafy/herbal notes as well. Finish is still quite bright and tart but dries down a fair bit with leathery oak and some earthy, lightly funky yeast notes. More herbal/grassy notes on the finish too, a bit spicy and lightly tannic. Medium bodied with quite low carbonation. This is fairly bright, tart and elegant, reminding me a lot of a Beaujolais remade as lambic. Certainly on the more acidic side, and not jammy, but very pleasant to sip nonetheless. Nice kriek!
Abijen (2458) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 versie. Oranje roze ondoorzichtig bier zonder kraag. Ruikt framboos, zuur, fruitig. Smaakt fruitig, framboos, tarted, goed zuur.
King_Alex_II (1146) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy red color with little foam. The smell is very cheery intense. The taste has an awesome combination of fruitiness and sourness without the aggressive touch. Sour staying aftertaste. Awesome beer.
anstei (1013) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Zwanze Day Zurich. Oh boy, what a kriek. Lots of cherry, just the roght balance of tart, sour, and crispy. Very smooth and easy to drink, too.
SinH4 (2439) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 At Zwanze Day 2015 at Erzbierschof, shared with anstei and others. Dark purple color with hardly any head. Aroma is complex, not too aggressive, fruity, sour cherries, nice bitter almonds aroma. Taste is dark and complex, sour cherries, stone/almonds, wood. Fantastic complexity. Cream foamy carbonation. Dry sour finish. Worth the wait, and probably the best beer I’ve ever had.
jkwood04 (5241) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle (2010) in a tulip. Pours deep pink with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of sourness, strong cherries, a good amount of oak, some light funk, light malts, and some more fruitiness. Flavor the same with a great blend of the strong cherries and sourness and oak and funk. Average texture. A great beer.
biggsbowler (594) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle ’11 - pours dark deep red. Lots of sour cherries smells plus lemon zest, grassy. Cherries are slightly faded but nice lemon tartness.
beermaris (236) - LATVIA - MAY 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great strong aroma. Veryvsour, hoeever aftertaste a bit mildrr. Rich palete. To sour, however a very good beer
Alusmamuts (1456) - LATVIA - MAY 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle if 2010. Red hazy with small pink head. Excellent cherry aroma. Sour, for the first feeling too sour, cherry taste, but an excellent long lasting cherry aftertaste.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear ruby red color with a pinkish head. Aroma is dry, big sour cherry. Same in the flavor. huge sour that lingers into the finish. Excellent.