willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
08.19.05 375ml bottle, corked, dated best before 07.09.2006, L2260, Z21. Dark and wine-like magenta appearance, murky and dull; small but dense pinkish beige head. Aroma is musty cherries, brown bag, very sweet. Not so sweet flavor, but lots of fruit. Lingering sweetness after the swallow. Thinks about being tart, but more of an acidic sweet-tart much like fresh cherries. Some woody driness tries to sneak in, but never makes it. For the price, I hoped for more.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smelled like cherries, looked brownish red. Tasted sweeter than the Boon Framboise, did have a bit of oakiness to it which was nice.
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice color, a lot of mature cherries in the tast, not so much acid, more of a sweet fruity taste, a bit too sweet for me.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz corked bottle. Pours a clear red color with a thick pink head. Sweet cherry aroma reminds me of cherry soda. Flavor was not as sweet as expected. Same cherry soda in the flavor, but not in a bad way. A bit tart on the finish. Very drinkable.
RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Very thick looking red beer with a steady head. The aroma is lightly cherry and the flavour is light and quite sour. Overall a reasonable lambic.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red with a small pink foam. Strong, sweet natural aroma of black cherries. . Sugary but still natural flavour of cherries and brown sugar. Sweet aftertaste. Too sweet for me.
Sten (573) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 First rating saturday, july 30, 2005: 5/4/6/4/15 total 3.4. Dark red with small pink head, it has a aroma that reminds me of cherry-yoghurt. The taste starts sweet but the aftertaste is sour. A nice kriek overall. (Corked bottle 37.5cl crop 2003)
Rerate: First bottle vintage 2009, bottle 25cl. 3/4/4/2/10 total 2.4. Nice red coloured beer with a firm pink head. Aroma of cherry soap. Flavour is way to sweet, like drinking sugarwater with cherry flavour.
Rerate: Second bottle vintage 2008, corked bottle 37,5cl. Nice red coloured beer with a fast diminishing white-pinkish head. Nice cherry aroma, flavour is sweet and a litlle it sour, but still to sweet for me. 6/3/6/3/12 total 3.
pilsnerrogge (2354) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottled, 2002 vintage, 4.5% abv.) Deep red, almost purple, unclear colour. Not much head. Cherry aroma with faint notes of cork. Somewhat sourish cherry flavour, but overall a bit too sweet.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. 2003 oogst. Sour cherry aroma with pretty evident gueze-like corky notes. Lightly to medium tart with a medium sweetness. Woody, corky flavours. Dries out on the tongue. Nice one. Not too much sweetness.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice musky cherry lambic. A simple rendition of the style and an accessible introduction to the world of sour beers. I like it as one of my favorite fruit beers.