Brandman (1888) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red bosy small pinkish head. Aroma has sorbus and some woody leather. Flavour has sour cassis and cherries. Smooth palate. Nice.
cfrancis (2105) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark ruby red with a small white lace. Aroma is tart cherries and bready grains. Taste is sour, tart cherry with a slight yeast lacing on the tongue. Quite nice.
mmahut (543) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours in red body with no head at all. Aroma is cherry, very tard, dark sugar notes. Very sweet with no bitterness. Body is light with light carbonation as well. Average.
hackobock (854) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2011 version. Dense red with a frothy pink head. Aroma has tart cherries, hay, oak, earthy. Taste is light tart cherries up front with an increasing acidity, cherries comes through in the end. Light body with a lively small bubble carbonation.
Habanero (2013) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours red amber with a medium lancing, off-white pinkish head. Aroma of cherry, wood, earth and funky notes. Sweet flavor that ends up acidic and bitter. Medium bodied, watery text. and soft carb. An excellent brew.
rosenbergh (5978) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. L0301. BB 28/10/2030. Courtesy of Brandman.
Dark hazy red colour with a small pinkish white head.
Redcurrant, berries, leather, heavy tartness and mild sourness in the strong aroma.
The flavour is tart red berries, some sourness and mild vinegar.
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orangesol (605) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank this one with Thanksgiving dinner this year.
’08 375ml bottle.
A - Pours ruby red with a fizzy half finger tall white head, dissipating down to nothing at all, leaving no lace at all down the glass. Much like the geuze, it went totally flat within minutes.
S - Smells of ripe sour cherries, damp earth, basement must, bit of barnyard funk, lactic sourness, oak and some wet grass. Not as earthy as the geuze thanks to the addition of the cherries but it still just doesn’t jump out at me like others in the style.
T - Starts off with the sour cherries quickly giving way to a mix of sharp lactic sourness, musty funk, grass and a touch of sweetness help round it all together. Finish is quite dry, lingering long after the finish. Liking how much the cherries come through here compared to the nose.
M - Medium body with spritzy carbonation. While the geuze was more tart this is a bit more sour, still has plenty of dryness after each sip.
O - I enjoyed this one a bit more than the geuze but it still wasn’t worth what I had to pay for them. I think their are better examples of the style but if the price was right I would definitely pick up another bottle.
Tomy63 (169) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009. très bonne version là aussi, qui ne demande qu’à vieillir encore. Bien meilleure que la version "Boon Kriek" classique (14/20), grosse acidité, goût de cerise très persistant.
dutchbeerpages (1435) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wonderful. Never too sweet, but also not sour. Nicely balanced, nice aroma. Served in a huge round glass at tje 12 Balcken.
oliebol (38) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fles bij 12 balcken op Texel. Geserveerd in een verkeerd glas. Prachtig dieprode kleur. Zurig met lange afdronk. Prettig mondgevoel.