Hamirubi (547) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37.5cl bottle at Nacht van de Grote Dorst 2016 in Itterbeek (22 IV 2016), shared with a friend. Pale light red and gloomy cherries geuze. A blunt sourness and funk features overwhelm the brett and wild lambic notes. Refreshing drink from Allagash Brewing Company.
Beer5000 (5824) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle @ Nacht van de Grote Dorst 2016. Unclear, pale pink body with a moderate sized and fast disappearing off-white head. Quite light in aroma, funky, acidic, wood, sour cherry and lemon. Flavor is funky with Brett, barnyard, wood, lemon, sour cherry and a bit spicy. Relatively mild in flavor and I found the cherry flavor almost in the background compared with the typical Belgium Kriek that actually often can be too much. Normally I prefer my Kriek a bit matured to let the cherry flavor settle a bit, this one has still the young, tartness in combination with a bit more modest cherry flavor. A bit unusually but I like it. Fine balanced body and quite smooth in aftertaste.
Beerhunter111 (15472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trübes orange goldenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch mild säuerlich, rote Früchte. Geschmack sehr sauer, grapefruit, rote Beeren, gut.
SinH4 (2443) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale pinkish color with small head. Aroma is cherry yoghurt, wood. Taste is cherry, wood, has some Schaerbeekse feeling in there, cherry stone, but also a lot of yoghurt. High carbonation. Good.
Reynolds314 (3271) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pinkish red color with light punk head. Aroma is balsamic, cherry skins, menthol cough drops, and vanilla. Taste is battery acid tart that is way too much. Salad dressing.
TXBadger (2459) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light pinkish color with similar colored head. Cherries on the nose, strong aroma of tart cherries, with a little funk mixed in; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with tart cherry and dry. I was pleasantly surprised how much the fruit comes through on this one.
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy ruby orange with no head. The aroma is strong funk, cherry skin, wood, spice, cardamom. Thin mouth, light cherry, funky, wood, spice, light finish, very nice.
PartyFowle (954) - - MAR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Pumpkin-orange and nearly opaque, with a head of white that fizzles away quickly. Funky nose -- lots of barnyard, a little white vinegar, tart cherries, some lavender. Flavor has an almost pit-like bitterness, along with a little almond and cinnamon. Cherries aren’t too pronounced, and the funk and sharp oak are well-blended. Creamy medium body, very mild CO2. Very tasty and complex stuff, though a little more bitter than I like.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by jackl. Thanks! Clear pink, medium sized frothy off-white head. Good retention. Aroma of dry tart cherries, raisin, citrus, pale malt, hay, mild vanilla and wood. The taste is hay, earth, strong tart cherries, oak, funk, lingering sour finish. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade. Lovely reddish pink pour with a small white head. Very sharp nose. Lemon curd and plenty of oaky funk. Acidic red berry skin. Hints of honeycomb and leaf pile earthiness. Pretty tart flavor. Aggressive. Mashed red berry squash. Sweet cherry juice. Accents of vanilla. Sharp but shows some nice subtlety. Zippy, surprisingly easy to drink given the profile. Nice.