McWorta (839) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Dark bit cloudy red with brown hues and a light pink frothy head.
On the nose aromas of cherry, earthy, woody, red grapes, black currant, almonds/marzipan hints of brett develops. Light fruity sweet with a well balanced acidity/sourness and a hint of bitterness with subtle notes of amaretto and balsamico.
Medium fruity body; thin, bit lively and sticky texture and a long finish.
Nice lasting aftertaste of cherry.
tmrmwel (1201) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, vintage 2011, enjoyed January 2015. Pours clear dark red, with a big, but quickly receding, pink creamy head. Nice wooden aroma, with red wine barrels, leather and lots of nice cherries and forest berries, as well as farmhouse funk and lactic acid. Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is musty and tart rather than sour, with fruits, grapes and tannins, as well as some funky wood and farmyard through the finish.
rkehlet (38) - - FEB 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red beautiful kriek. Nice foam and retention. Metallic and astringent taste. Aromas of cherries green apples onions soap and a good punch of diacetyl
tdtm82 (1010) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled; Ale House Chelmsford! I feel harsh with the appearance as there is not much concentration on that it’s all about taste and taste is HUGE. Palate is super-clean. A slight puckering and acid levels but still really incredibly tasty .This vintage is 2011. The cherries are awesome. The barnyard texture is sublime, SO MUCH DAMN FUNK. It’s a JB’s record in a glass!!!! WOWZER! Utterly excellent. Drinkability is very high too! A touch rough on the palate but generally speaking this is world-class and I love my local for stocking it! BOOOOOOOOOOOM!
suurjuust (1621) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red beer, pink head. Nose is tart, cherries, wood, acidic notes. Flavor has a nice mix of acidity and sweet hints, cherries, fruity notes. Finishes with tartness and acidity, woody dryness. A very nice balance. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!
martjoobolut (1370) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,375L bottle (from Stockmann, Tallinn), 2011 vintage. Pours red with pink head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is intense sour, wood, cherries. Flavor is sour, cherries, wood, acidic notes. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: very nice brew.
Sigmund (5617) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 375 ml bottle at local tasting, vintage 2011. Hazy deep red colour, moderate pink head. Lovely aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, sour cherries, crushed cherry kernels and almonds. Sour cherries galore in the flavour, tart finish. Classy beer.
Holmen2 (1657) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD 07.02.15. 2011-vintage. Purple. Dark pink head. Fantastic kriek aroma of sour cherries. Sour cherries in superb taste, with almonds.
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at RBHD Bjørnøy February 2015. Vinrtage 2011. Red clear body with a pink head. Fresh cherries and berries on the nose and in the nose. Medium bodied. Most enjoyable.
gunnar (6199) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at local tasting.2011 Vintage. Pours nice red/pinkish with a small pink creamy head. Aroma is lovely, cherries and some marzipan sweetness. Taste follows up the promising aroma, fresh and crisp cherries, juicy and chewy,light acidic dry finish, very good.