TheJestersBeer (2123) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle, 2008 vintage.
Pours a brilliant ruby red, with a frothy pink head.
Very expressive aroma, lovely cherry notes, brett, funk, citrus, wheat, wood, raspberries.
Dry, medium bodied, low bitterness, balanced CO2.
Very fruity and acidic taste, dark cherries, citrus, funk, red berries, wood, wheat.
Marellously long and clean finish, very tart. (2011-10-06)
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brilliant ruby with light pink dense foam head. Great aromas of vanilla sour cherry, some funk, almonds and a nice level of sourness. Flavours show plenty of sour cheeries and almonds from the kernels. A little lemon like acidty and a hint of funk. Overall a really great beer.
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottiglia al Verzekering Tegen De Grote Dorst; colore tenebroso e un buon aroma di ciliegia, gli 8 gradi non si sentono.
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby with a head somewhere between red and white (no, not pink).
Aroma: cherries, semi-sweet, marzipan, wood.
Taste: cherries, tart apples, dry, what else?
Medium-bodied, high but still soft carbonation.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml Bottle (2008 Vintage): Aroma of oak, acetic acid, cherry, acetone, wood, barnyard, lambic, and leather. Poured magenta/purple in color with a large, loose, magenta/pink head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Flavor is heavily tart and lightly sweet. Tastes of oak, acetic acid, barnyard, lambic, cherries, slight acetone, and leather. Medium body. Tingly, gassy, then slightly dry texture. Lively carbonation. Heavily tart, lightly sweet, lambic, cherry, oak, acetic acid finish. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Scopey (7191) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 bottle from Utobeer. It pours with deep blood red, with a quickly dissipating dark pink head. The nose is fresh cherry, red grape, cherry skin, rich tea biscuit, subtle tart lemon. The taste is full of juicy dark cherry, Granny Smith apple, tart lemon, white grape, subtle alcohol warmth and wood, with a lingering tart finish. Medium body, lively carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Brilliant balance. Maybe not the most complex kriek, but it’s utterly drinkable.
MikeKeller (899) - Kemi, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, 2008 vintage. Dark red, almost opaque beer with vanishing head. Sourish aroma with cherries (not a great suprise). The same goes with the dry taste aswell. Quite good.
italianjohn (2358) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear raspberry color with pink head and light sticky lacing ..... aroma of tart and sour cherries almost wine/oak as well .... taste is great more on the sour/bitter cherry taste light tartness ... oak wine like mouthfeel that finishes dry and tart ... a great kriek just a tier below 3 font and cantillon
wedgie9 (2029) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 9/21/11 from a corked and caged 275mL bottle purchased at Midtown, 2008 vintage. Pours an opaque, muddy garnet color with a very thick pink head that recedes fairly quickly to nothing at all. The nose is super sour with tons of lemon acidity, burnt rubber, red wine vinegar, just a light hint of vanilla, and, of course, sour funky cherries. The flavor is very dry and sour with puckering lemon acid, burnt rubber, red wine vinegar, tart cherries, and just a touch of vanilla. The body is medium and tannic with lively carbonation and a very long tart and sour cherry finish.
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 Vintage. Pours a deep red with a light pink head. Big oak and sour cherry aroma. Flavor is nutty, sour, dry, with a lip smacking tart finish.