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Beer Here Kriekselikroxen

Formerly brewed at Beer Here
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Tejn, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Danish: Kriekselikroksen er en mørk, stærk belgisk ale, let humlet ale brygget med pilsnermalt, karamelmalt og kandis-sirup. Efter endt gæring er den tilsat mælkesyrebakterier og langtidslagret på træfad (der tidligere har indeholdt dansk rødvin) sammen med gavmilde mængder syrlige stevnskirsebær. Den er vist nok den første af sin slags brygget på dansk grund? Resultatet er en let syrlig ale med noter af træ, marcipan, kirsebær, balsamico-eddike, kakao og vanille, med potente 11% alkohol.

English: Belgian Strong ale finished with lactic acid bacteriae and matured on Danish red wine casks with sour cherries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours a dark brown beer without a head. I will summarize the aroma, flavor and palate in one word: sour. Overall the beer tastes like a kriek and has a lot of complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MPA (866) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 7, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010 Bottle (cellphone rating). Beautiful reddish brown with hardly no head. Just a little beige foam is visible. Tart aroma with an abundance of berries - mainly cherries - sweetness and honey. Sour flavour of berries but with a brown sugar sweetness as well. Ends up with a Campari-like bitterness. Soft but still with a good amount of carbon. I like this beer a lot. Re-rate: Exactly same score with a bottle bought at the same time but opened almost a year later. Didn’t look at old notes, as I had forgotten, I had rated this before. Picked up some grapes in aroma this time and fruit in flavour along with the above mentioned impressions. Still a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2009
A 0.5L bottle tasted at Pikkulintu. Mild lambic like nose. Hazy reddish brown colour. Low head. Quite foaming - tried to get out from the bottle. Fruity nose. Quite short tste. Varming alcohol. Not very sweet. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4231) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Reddish brown in color and cloudy with a small off-white head. Aroma is of cinnamon, perfume, and sour cherries. Taste is very sour with notes of cherry, hay, wood, booze and a light hint of herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish/brown color with a small fast disapperaing off-white head. Has a fruity slightly tart cherry aroma with some woody hints. Fruity malty cherry flavor with some tart hints. Has a fruity tart cherry finish with some woody hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Danish Chris (sorry man, I forget your RB handle). Beautiful deep purple-red beer with a thin fast-fading white head. Flavour is quite lovely really. Soft oaky character with lots of sweet rich fruitiness. Light clove/almond spiciness, a bit of vanilla and just a touch of soft acetic acidity. The flavour is quite oaky as well. Peppery and a little bit boozy with a soft chewy fruitiness. The acidity picks up as the beer warms up, but there is still a lot of nice fruit and spicy. A kiss of cinnamon on the back... soft palate, really nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Pours a muddy, dark garnet color with crimson highlights. There’s virtually no head, with just a minimal, swirly film fading away very quickly. Leggy sheeting drips down the glass, but leaves no lace. The aroma is very acetic, focusing on dark, sour cherries with loads of fresh, aggressive, virgin oak imparting a strong vanilla component. Initially slightly plasticy, the nose settles in as it warms. The flavor is rich with cherry and vanilla, backed up by soft, velvety dark fruit and mildly lactic tartness. Acidity lingers well after the finish. Medium-full bodied and mildly prickly up front, the palate transitions to a smooth, velvety finish. Pretty nice stuff overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2860) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2009
Flaske: Mørkerød brunlig uklar øl med minimalt hoved. Dejlig duft af kirsebær. God balancering imellem surheden og kirsebærrene i smagen. Fadlagringen og alkoholen er dog meget beskeden i smagen. Med alkoholen er det godt, men kunne godt tænke mig lidt mere fadsmag. Ellers rigtig god øl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee: Pour a murky burgundy with a deep tan head that retained well for the ABV. The aroma is quite fruity with a vinous presence and lots of currant, buttery oak richness and dark cherry tannins. Slick warming body. Fruity flavor- tart and very tannic with lots of buttery oak, cherry skin and mildly tart making it more currant like than cherry-ish. Interesting and similar to Rosso e Marrone. Nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2009
250ml bottle bought at Barley Wine in Copenhagen, airborne back home to Tromsø and shared with Finn during a Midsummer fest. Opaque dark red (rather unidentified) body topped by a ring of bubbles. Mild aroma of tart berries. Rounded and smooth taste of cherries. The sourness is kept under control and not overdone. Some refreshments (23.06.2009).

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