Alengrin (3132) - BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating from old notes. The traditional, more ’genuine’ edition of the popular Boon Kriek, unsweetened; deep hazy cherry red beer with crackling, coarse, off-pinkish head. Complex lambic aroma, wood, sour berries, wine vinegar, wet hay, the unmistakable ’horseblanket’ and sherry, all drenched in an overload of sour cherries. Very tart onset, fruity esters (unripe plums, sour berries), tons of ’real’ sour cherries, lemony and lactic acidity nicely intermingled with the sour fruit, lean mouthfeel with firm sparkling, dry finish of tannins (wood and cherry stones), lingering acidity, an echo of earthy hops and basic wheat sourishness, long and appetizing. Exemplary ’oude kriek’ but I’d have to taste it side by side with the Mariage Parfait version, which I thought was even ’fuller’, if my memory does not fail me.
mergels (15) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich. Nice cherry and wood aroma - looks also great. Dark red with nice pink head. Pretty sour and lots of acid in taste, still fruity though. Balance therefore a little bit off. Very high carbonation, could’ve been a tad less. Still a good beer, very dry mouthfeel. Let’s put it that way: The second bottle is better..
jackafholmes (661) - - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at brewdog bar, Sheffield. Deep cherry red with a pink head. Aroma is wild cherry and fizzy cola bottles. Taste is sour and a slightly sweet and dry. Body is quite thin with slight carbonation. Didn’t like this at first, but it grows on you.
King_Alex_II (523) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red color with light pink foam. The smell is cherryish as expected. The taste is over carbonated and very cherry heavy on the taste. Indirect sour (not biting sourness, but more on the tounge). Very pleasantand a little dry aftertaste.
SinH4 (944) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful blood red appearance with big pink head. Aroma of sour cherries, funk, wood, a little bit metallic, not distracting though. Taste is dry sour cherries, stone (almonds), wood, dry sour finish. High carbonation, needs some time in the glass to settle (just like Mariage Parfait). Lacks a bit of complexity towards the end, but besides that, it?s just a real Oude Kriek, not more to say! I love Oude Krieks ;)
thirstyrabbit (1411) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small corked bottle, 2012 on the neck. Pours a ruby red body with lots of floating sediment, small pinkish head. Aroma has ripe cherries and some usual Lambic notes. Pretty sweet taste with cherries and cherry stones. More sweet than tart and therefore not very complex. About a year ago I would have complained that it’s too sour but now my preferences have changed.
graziano85 (360) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful dark red color, with nice pin head, lasting quite long. Smell is cherry, wood and some acid. Taste is sour, woody, and of course fruity, everything well balanced, not too sour. Dry mouthfeel.
Great thirst quencher.
lbjor (31) - NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2015 Deep red colour. Smells a little like red wine. Comes off a little sour. But goes more into bitterness after a moment. Hard to describe the taste. Fruity. Very fresh and crisp feel. Not my cup og tea, but definatly worth a try.
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog. Barman says this is wine barrel aged. Reddy purple, opaque hazy, small foamy pink head. Aroma is deep dirty cherry, red wine. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is rounded with kirsch cherry, touches of sherry, some honey - but not overly sweet, touch of oak. This is lovely.
Fashawn (410) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vintage 2012. Aroma di amarena e ciliegia,intenso,in bocca è lo stesso con un tocco acido abbastanza lieve. Ordinaria, un filo stucchevole ma piacevole.