jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark ruby red. A very vinous aroma and a subdued tartness. A lot more woody and interesting; more balanced and not overly sweet. Dry finish.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I tasted the 375 mL, 4.5%, 2000 vintage. It had a dry cherry aroma and a surprisingly complex palate. I tasted notes of cherry and other stone-fruits, but also a lemony acidity with a hint of saltwater. The finish was long and dry with a tart acidity.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2003 Medium-bodied, flavorful, good balance of sweet and sour - less Brettiness than in other Boon products, I think.
skortila (4347) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2002
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice cherries... I can imagine caesar’s note of marzipan; therewas more than just cherries in the aroma. However I don’t know how marzipan smells... Appearance is dark red; no head at all. Typical cassis looks. Sweet cherries in taste, bit sour. Cassis finish. Okay for a kriek.
caesar (4715) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2003 Clear red color, with short quickly dying pink head. Aroma of sour cherries, marzipan. Taste is of cherries, not too sour. Crisp cherry finish. Decent kriek.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish artificial colour with a very fine foam. Fruity and caramel aroma. The flavour is quite bitter, a little bit too artificial. The aftertaste is short.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, pink, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy red-purple, bottle
conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread), trace yeast (cobwebs), with a strong note of
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is
moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Medium body,
syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Way too sweet,
aroma is somewhat artificial smelling.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby hue. Light band-aid nose. Clinging frothy light pink head. Very nice, not too sweet or sour, delectable. Not as good as the mariage tho...
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 27, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
at the white horse.
great fruit beer.
deep red with a fizy pink head.
flavor is sweet cherry with a tart woody base. nice crisp palate . very refreshing.
worth seeking out
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmmm... I think somebody put cough syrup in my glass. Pretty much sums it up: red, cherry, a texture like molasses. I’m going to grease up my bike chain with this one.