Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice kriek. Far from the sweet soft drinks from Lindemanns and Bellevue. A winish aroma with deep, old cherry taste.
malbert (105) - odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I might not be fair to this beer, because I drank it right after having enjoyed the ’Framboise’. The kriek is good and much better than lindemans kriek but still... I do find the framboise better.
bierkoning (9569) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 Vinous aroma with cherries. Small but lasting head. Sweet and sour strong cherry taste, a bit like cheap sweets. It is not a real, sour kriek like Cantillon, but it is certainly a nice beer, relatively easy to drink.
Tap, beer of the month august 2006 in ABT pubs, tasted in that month in Café Morshuis in Albergen. Cherry yoghurt aroma. Sweet amarena cherries in the flavor. Milky with fresh cheese. Soft fruity sourness. Hint of cherry pits. Very nice (8 3 8 4 15 = 3.8)
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown in color with huge cherry presence,sweet/sour,with a touch of spice.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - APR 15, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2004 Interesting color: a brownish, amber red. Cherry nose
and cherry taste - candy and juice-like. Slightly dry finish. Very light
and refreshing. Much sweeter than Cantillion Kriek (see my review)
for example. A good offering, but I missed a certain
sourness. Too sweet.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating is for the 2000 vintage. Dark pink/red colour with almost no head. Nice tart cherry aroma. A tangy, tart fruity, flavour to match. Quite good.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a little darker than the other cherry lambics i’ve had, but the aroma was awesome. i would have liked it more had it been a tiny bit more tart
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Disappointing. Darker than expected, a purplish-brown. Some cherry in the aroma, but not particularly pungent or strong. Flavor is of weak cherries with no real crispness or bite. Lacks the expected sourness to balance the cherry. OK, but not one of the better lambics out there.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Seems pretty dark for a Kriek; more brown/dark purple than red. Nose excellent, dark and sour-cherry with just enough sweetness. On the tongue, good sweet/sour cherryness, but rather flat; I’m not the biggest carbonation fan, even in lambics, but this is really still. Finishes on the dull side, also, and as user_ex notes, somewhat metallic. Worth trying certainly, but for the same price/accessibility go with Lindemans.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as good as Lindemans Kriek.