RABinVA (992) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours deep cherry red with a slight pink head. Light tart cherry aroma. Taste is a bit bland. A slight cherry sweetness. Not too sweet but could be more tart.
sic1314 (1984) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy purple head. Aroma of sweet cherries. Medium lively body, flavour as the aroma, not very bitter but not too sweet.
Holmen1 (1683) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske delt med Kitty i Brugge: intens aroma og farge av kirsebær, naturlig nok. Slett ikke så søt som man kunne tro, dette er en deilig formiddagsaperitif i solskinnet. Ikke den lange ettersmaken, men det er nok en fordel slik at bærsødmen ikke blir klissete.
jgb9348 (4287) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich ruby coloured body with a nice, thick, three centimetre tall pink head. Aroma of cherries, sour grapes, lemons and some yeast - very nice and sweet. Medium-bodied; Strong cherry flavoured initial taste with a hint of extra sugars, some light lemons and sour notes and a good malt, wheat and yeast finish. Aftertaste shows mostly the cherries with a hint of sour notes and a bit of yeast tucked away with the sweetness. Overall, a nice beer - finally able to sample this in a nicely aged bottle (2011) here at a place that takes beer seriously at ’t Waagstuck restaurant in Antwerp, Belgium on 15-August-2013 today.
Wischylini (64) - Sandvika, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fairly dense and pink head forms nicely as you pour the clear, ruby red Kriek into your (tulip shaped) glass, and slowly fades away. Doesn’t leave much of a lacing on the glass however.
The aroma is dominated by the earthy scent of cherries, as one would expect, and it also smells like almonds, or perhaps even marzipan as it does smell somewhat sweet. There’s also a yoghurt-like sourness to the smell.
The taste is surprisingly sweet for a lambic, and there’s a hint of sour cherries to it as well. The aftertaste is dominated by slightly bitter cherries.
The carbonation is rather soft, which goes nicely with the creamy texture of the kriek.
I did hesitate a bit when I gave the kriek such a high score as it "isn’t a real beer", but it is nevertheless a delicious ... drink.
If you have one of these when you really want a malty, hoppy beer, you’re in for a bad time, but if you drink one of these because you want a cherry flavoured alcoholic beverage you might just enjoy it as much as I did.
BrewTom (58) - - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of sour cherries & tastes of sweet & sour cherry cheesecake. A little too fruity for my tastes.
Rated by BrewTom
PriorL (897) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2013 TAP at "Waterhuis aan de bierkant" Ghent.
APPERANCE: red beer, small stable reddish head. NOSE: very sweet, not really like a general krieken lambic... TASTE: sweet, way too sweet for a decent fruit lambic, very little sourness noticeable. Bit disappointed about this one...
3,5 year old sample re-rate
APPEARANCE: dense red beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: cherry, sweet.
TASTE: somewhat oxidated already... still too sweet, flat.
This actually gets a lesser score than the young one...
solros (28) - stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Doftar körsbär. Smakar körsbär. Ölen är lika god som varm eller kall. God att förtära till kötträtter eller drickas som den är.
Lilja (1222) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av körsbär, godis. Juicekänsla, lagom söt. Frisk och god med lätt beska.
Inbreak (1073) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Frisk fruktig lukt med preg av søte kirsebær, karamell, gras og sukker. Fruktig smak med preg av friske kirsebær, karamell, sukker, gras, litt kalk og sure grøne epler. Litt lite fylde. Grei.