boto (2102) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5cl bottle: This one pours a clear ruby color. Pouring it fast does give it a bit of a red-tinged head. The head dies down quickly, even there was a bit of carbonation. Some lacing down the glass. The aroma has both sweet and sour notes of cherries. The taste is a bit tart, but a hair lighter: the cherries don’t overpower the taste. A nice Kriek.
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2002 Total Score: 3.9
A very unique style. Lambics are definitely an acquired taste. Very cherry, but not overpowering. Quite good.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby-red, cloudy bottle with a pink, medium-thick head. Smells deliciously of cherries, acid and sugars. Tasty, though watery compared to other examples I’ve had of this style. Of course cherries dominate the palate with a good bit of sweet/sour working the palate. Not bad, not great, really more of a macrobrewed dessert beer. Sampled on tap in Toronto, CA
damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love it. Cherries make this more sweeter than the framboise. If you wanna pick up a chick who doesn’t like beer, buy this for them, they’ll fall in love with you!
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer really looks the part, with a great red colour to let you know what is instore for the drinker. Really falls down after that with a too-sweet aroma of cherry, and a "flavouring" sort of taste. Give it a miss, and try to findsomething from another lambic brewer.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
One of my intro beers to the style. I enjoyed the fruity taste, but it did seem quite artificial and syrupy. Not really much beer character to it though. I could see how this style could be quite pleasant, and I look forward to trying more of the quality offerings available. Decent.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Ruby red colour, sour cherry aroma, sweet taste. Nothing to write home about but a pleasent drink on a warm day.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2008 Pleasant aroma of cherries. The cherry flavor goes from tart to sweet. A macrobrewery (InBev) version of the style, a bit bland and ordinary.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2005 (on bottle) These dry, fruit beers tend to be odd for the averege beer-lover; me. But having this, deep ruby brew with a short-lasting pink head, to a sweet(very sweet)desert, actually was a good experience. A bit artificial, metallic aftertaste, though.
RERATED: More experienced now, but it´s still a very sweet beer, candy if you like.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep garnet in color.
Not much head to it, and a few old yeast clumpies.
Nose is oddly in balance for a lambic--must, yeast and tart cherry versus malt and hay.
Body is oily and the taste is again oddly indifferent for what should be an aggressive style.
jgb9348 (5676) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy burgundy-brown coloured body with a thin pinkish head. Aroma of cherries, malt, tartness and some sweetness. Medium-bodied; Mild tart flavour with hardly any tartness and barely any malt quality. Aftertaste not too pleasing-actually mild compared to a normal lambic. Overall, I'd much rather have a liefman's or lindeman's, but this was available on tap...so I figured i'd try it. I had a pint of this on draught at a small pub in Toronto, Ontario on 09-April-2004.