jphartley (15) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank a 37.5cl bottle of the 2011 edition of the Mariage Parfait. I picked up the last bottle of 2011 at Sterk Avondwinkel in Amsterdam.
I didn’t like the first sip very much. Either the beer or my palate needed to open up a little. At first it appeared too alcoholy (it’s 8%). Though gradually I started to enjoy it more and more.
It pours a nice pinkish red with a gentle head. The aromas were good. The taste a good balance between the sourness, cherries and oak. Overall pretty good, though I have high expectations of a beer of this style.
Jmar33 (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice sour beer, but there is a bit of an astringent bitterness at the end of the palate, not sure what that is but still a nice enough beer overall.
ElManana (250) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours shiny, bright red. Smell is framboise, cherry's and some oak. Taste is very balanced, not too sour, lots of cherries. Good beer, but a tad overpriced.
bhensonb (11130) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 c&c from Bine & Vine. Pours darkly ruddy with a very pink head. Aroma of sour cooking cherries. Med body. Flavor is slightly sweet, but very cherry tart. With lots of wood. Finish: Quaff, quiver, shake head, shudder, think wow! This is really nice ale. Super yummy.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2086) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottle from Sugaya bought to celebrate my wedding anniversary. As old as my marriage (^_^) it pours a wonder deep purple-red with a very thin head of fizz, no lacing. Served in some champagne flutes. Sweet fruity cherry rind, lightly musty with a great juicy cherry quality to it as well. The taste is sour and tart at first, juicy cherry sweetness, a touch earthy and musty. This is quite a subtle Kriek, I am liking this a lot. Paired with my berry cheesecake and my wife’s cassis mousse it is simply phenomenal. Wonderful.
Zwiebel88 (144) - GERMANY - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rot wie Traubensaft, fast pinker Schaum. In der Nase Kirsche, etwas Brause, eingelegte Früchte, Säure, Holznoten, etwas wie Sekt, komplex. Am Gaumen kirschig, vergleichsweise wenig Süße, Hefe, Sektnoten, Weinnoten und Säure. Starke Kohlensäure und Vollmundigkeit.
sherm1016 (1152) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle, from Discount Liquor. Pours a deep, dark red color with a pink head that quickly fades. Aroma is fruity, cherry, grape, lemon. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is tart, cherry, light sour lemon, some sweetness from the cherries, with a light tart finish.
cards04 (1769) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty awesome fruit beer. Pours blood red with pink head. Aromas of funk, cherry, raspberry, and strawberry. Flavors are sour cherry and horse blanket. Sweet raspberry jam with a bitter oaky finish. Superb.
andrepintado (1431) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37,5cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Lovely dark red/rose color with medium rose head. Body is super smooth. Carbonation is not that agressive. Taste is super balanced, medium sour, bitter and sweet.
bellco33 (339) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle into sampler cup: Pours purple with a thin pink head. Aroma of grapes, cherries, and booze. Taste is medicinal, bad grapes, and booze. Not good. Medium body, very astringent.