DanielBrown (4143) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the beers that changed my life, and got things started. I tried it from a bottle in the Hogshead, Birmingham, and couldn't believe that something so fruity and exciting could actually be a beer. As an Interbrew product it now seems like this is becoming the Coca Cola of fruit beers, and I'm not sure it is the most complex, or subtle kriek in the world. But by crikey, it's still a top class piece of work, which brings back happy memories, and experiences which I am keen to repeat whenever possible! The cherry flavour is rich, without being over powering, and it is sweet without being sickly. Great colour too.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2004 This is one of my favorite Krieks. It has a nice dark red body. Nice bitter cherry flavor (most Krieks are more sweet than this one but I like the bitterness!) and also a good bitter and sour aftertaste.
Filthmuppet (33) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Never had a true lambic, and everyone kept telling me that Kriek was a poor mans version of the intestinal adventure that a true Lambic offers. As i have no point of comparison and I dont take my beer as seriously as some, I have to say that this was a surprise, I love that Belgiumy sour finish, it's like there is a party in my mouth and everyone is invited. The sweet/sour cheery flavours certainly hang around on the old palate for a while. Cant wait to try the "real thing". Still has nothing on Motelpogos cherry beer, mmmmm cherry beer.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2003 The Butterfly, Brussels, Belgium. Served in small Belle Vue Kriek snifter. Ruby red in color with a thin off white head. Light cherry flavor and not too sweet. Very good.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ugh. Bad medicine. Interesting colour, but it tastes too artificial, even if it's natural. Maybe I'm just not a fruit beer kinda dude, but I can think of several dozen ways this could be improved. At least it's somewhat subtle.
IslandHaole (1098) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - OCT 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby hued with a foamy tan/pink head. A sweet & tart aroma like cherry pie filling. Initially a maoderate sweetness with a pleasant tart middle and a mild bitter follow. This was a treat to find out here in the far reaches of northern Japan.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Burgundy red color. Rose-coulored, fizzy head. Cherry nose. Tastes of hay and cherry juice, a bit sour. Sour finish.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A very nice kriek! Ruby colour with a fine pinkish head. Sour/acidic plus cherries. Does not have the artificial bubble-gum qualities of other macro-krieks.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I5t puzzles me that some don't like this. It is a great beer very close to LIndmans but slightly cheeper. Ok it is a little more bitter and fizzy but hey its a great fruit beer and a fun way to get cool when your hot!Drink up (pity about the name though where was it brewed in a mental house!)
Hansen (7652) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like it! Perfect appearance, big head and ruby color. Nice aroma of cherries. Flavor real good, cherries but also some acid, tart?