MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very sexy dark pink color, pink foamy head. sour tart cheesey aroma. a little musty too. very high carbonation. tangy & tart flavor. not much fruit, which was what I was hoping for. acidic and sour, dry finish. Iíve never had a Schaarbeekse cherry, but I wanted the cherry to be stronger. big thanks to Richlikebeer for getting this from my favorite country - Belgium!
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 05/04/04 thanks to Richlikebeer.
Cloudy dark pink color with a light pink head. Never understood when people say a beer smells like cheese, now I know. Aroma was musty cheese and sour fruit. Did not detect cherries in the aroma. Flavor was very faint sour cherry, more cheese and some oak. Very dry finish. Good, but I liked their Oude Gueuze much better.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle courtesy of BierKonig, shared at the Jimmack Invitational...a cloudy pink and effervescent body with a large amount of fizzy white head. aroma is cherries as expected, but also rather thick with sourness and cheese tones.flavor was very bitter, with the cherries actually being rather muted, in a sweet/sout kind of way. finish is very dry, almost making me more thirsty, and the sourness keeps coming. i would have liked a little more cherry flavor or other sweetness to balance this a little more.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
05.22.05 750ml bottle dated 05/04/04 thanks to richlikebeer at jimmack 04 invitational. Itís pink, even pinker and less amber than one would have expected. Aroma is cheese, and sour, and cheese. Cherry stem bitter-sweetness. Dry and fluffy in its eff. Nothing very unusual, just quite dry, fairly sour, and woody cherry hints to finish. But the beer doesnít scream cherry, in fact, itís way more subtle than subtle.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thanks Rich. Dark pink in color with a pink head. Cheesy and cherry aroma. Very sour. Finish is sour. Very sour tasting. Not sweet. Very cheesy. Ok beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from richlikebeer at the Jimmack invitational gathering. Clear dark pink, with a pink head. Huge cheese and soured cherry aroma. Very soured cheesey flavor with a sour finish. Seems this has been done before by Cantillon. There is no sweetness in this brew at all (like the two Cantillons). Has the cheesiness of the Drie Fonteinen gueze, but it doesnít really work here.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botteled April the 5th 2004. 75 cl bottle with 35 % Schaarbeekse. Color is Cheery with big collapsing pink head. Sour and sweet aroma with lots of cheery notes. Taste is dry and acidic but still with notes of the cheerys sweetness . Aftertaste is is bitter dry with notes of cheery.
pivo (2590) - GERMANY - MAR 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
GBBF (toutored tasting with Lorenzo Dabrove) Here is a complex beer right from the beginning: a wine-like nose greets you with grassy, spicy and pine-like aromas. The clear red color makes you happy just looking at it. This kriek delivers an intense cherry flavor up front. Drinking this on a warm summerís day was amazingly refreshing. The finish exhibits a dry astringency at the front of the tongue, tying off an overall scrumptiously sour drinking experience. The blenders at Drie Fonteinen have achieved an unreal balance in this kriek - seek it out at all costs! To quote Lorenzo: "this is uncredible!"
Ernest (6352) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2005 Bottle, Drie Fonteinen, Beersel, Nov 04.
Head is initially large, frothy, pink, fully lasting.
Body is hazy dark red, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately yeasty (horseblanket), lightly malty (toasted grain), with notes of cherry and wood.
Flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, heavily acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2006 This is a great kriek. Great complexity and balance. Not artificial at all. Very natural and "clean". I really enjoyed this.