Tide (2233) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beergium. Dark ruby red color, pink head. Sour taste with citrus, tart, cherries, earthy notes, oak and berries. Sour finish with tart, cherries, wheat and earthy notes. Excellent kriek.
BenH (3020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish pink with pink head. Sharp funky aroma, dusty, cherry. Taste of sharp lambic funk and cherry. Tart finish. Abv is noticeable but alcohol flavour is hidden
bjakk (486) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Read, clear with nice pink foam. Sour, rasberries with meat in the background, bret. Sour, fruit that dosnt last. Really high in carbon.
Punkero (74) - FINLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy and thick foam. Elegant. Little. Easy. Appleish. Corky. I hope my mariage parfait won’t turn this imperfect.
Hikeg (39) - - MAY 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep red with average frothy fast diminishing rosey head. Aroma is tart, fruity, cherry, notes of wood. Medium sweet taste with long aftertaste. Great combination of hoppy and sour cherry. Body is medium with watery texture and lovely soft carbonation. Well balanced, beautiful beer.
RichTheVillan (4470) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Bottle from BeerMerchants; dark ribena purple pour with a creamy pink head, tart cherry and Bakewell tart aroma, taste has tart cherries, with some funk, quite drying, a hint of vanilla and wood.
jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Vintage Sampled in 2015
Deep dark ruby coloured body with a very fast-dying pink and rosey head. Aroma of yeast, bread, light cherries, grass, malt, wheat and tons of oak notes - more of the wood scents than any fruit. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a very pleasant yeast character, some subdued wheat and malt notes, but the very noticeable and puckering cherry flavour followed by a complex and definitive oak and cedar flavour at the end. Aftertaste is very pleasant with a light grassy and herbal flavour, but the sour cherry notes come through with an emphasis on the structured yeast characteristics. Overall, a great kriek with layers of flavour that still show a bit to be desired, but a nice beer and finally good to sample and rate this one! I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from De HopDuvel in Gent, Belgium on 16-August-2013 for €4,20 sampled at home in Washington on 21-May-2015.
Best By on Bottle: 19-July-2032 // Vintage 2011 // Purchased (Gent): 16-August-2013 // Sampled (Washington): 21-May-2015
rouhlas (1098) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown reddish color with pinkish head. Sweet fruity cherry aroma, light funky and wood, some alcohol. Sweet and tart fruity taste funky cherry. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation
Mackeon (148) - - MAY 10, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
No better kriek than this. Beautiful color, incredible bouquet, fantastic taste, slightly sour, little sweetness, dry finish, cherry all over. Great, great beer.
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle from trade with Jefverstraete. Many thanks Jef! Pours a deep red with lovely big foamy pink head. Light cherry sherbet nose. Soft sweet sour front with nice, luscious cherry creeping up on the finish. Incredible blend. Exceptionally drinkable with delicate cherry flavours that blossom on the palette long after the initial sip.