hawthorne00 (2878) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 [7/10] 375ml 2006 bottle. Pours brown-tinged venous blood red with a fizzy pink head that retreats to the rim. Aroma of sour cherries, yeast - more basement than barnyard, vinegar. Taste is full of cherries with some lemon sourness. It’s not sweet at all but sourness is restrained but not neutralised by the fruit. The yeast character has depth but it’s not all that funky. Dry with a dry finish. Very nice - approachable with depth. [4.1]
[10/11] Another 2006 bottle. Lasting pink head this time. Cherries haven’t faded at all, if anything there’s a slight jamminess which works against the slipperiness of the mouthfeel and obscures the sour notes a bit. Dry finish. [4.0]
2012 bottle. Deep blood red with a lasting pink head. Booming cherry taste, some sweetness is left although it’s not jammy. Stemmy herbal notes, moderate funk. Slightly slippery. Dry, sour cherry finish. Great.
Brix (647) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 2010-06-18. Bottle from 2003. Pours unclear, dark cherry red. Bretty aroma of cherries. Citric. Acidic on the palate. Well balanced. Not too lambic-funky. Very tasty. Has aged very well.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2004 vintage.
A nice reddish pink color with a pinkish head that leaves some lacings.
The aroma is quite nice actually: Big tart cherry notes, some sweet candy-like cherries as well, grass and a noticeable funkiness. Somewhat acidic.
The flavor is nice as well. A distinct tartness coupled with some cherry sweetness paving the way for a minimally bitter, medium tart and dry finish. Lots of cherries all around with notes of grass, mud, minerals and brett.
Light body with an effervescent character.
I liked this, a solid fruit lambic.
traPISSED (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2010 75cl Bottle at home vintage 1979. This bottle was from Frank Boon’s third year of kriek production which started in 1976 with a tiny production output of 850 bottles. The 1979 bottles had no label and the corks were wine bottle corks with the year printed on them. The corks are held down by a metal clasp.
The cork on this bottle looked to be in a pretty bad way and the bottle had lost 1/6th of its contents over the past 31 years which actually is not that bad. I opened this one with some family and friends and due to the appearance of the cork I was not expecting any carbonation. Well I could not of got it more wrong! I carefully removed the cork and was greeted not with a pop or a hiss but a bang! This coincided with the bottom half of the cork cracking me right between the eyes much to the amusement of my family. The beer after 31 years had lost the majority of it cherry color and looked like a dark gueuze. The bottle also had a huge amount of sediment which led to a very murky appearance. As mentioned earlier there was still plenty of carbonation and quite a persistent head for the age. The aroma was of dark fruits, plums, figs and cherry. The taste had more plums and dark fruits with only a hint of cherry. This was until we got to the bottom of the bottle. The last couple of pours were full of sediment and this is where the cherry was hiding.
The general consensus was that this beer had been very carefully stored and everyone agreed that this would of had plenty of life for another 10 years and possibly even longer. Very interesting.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle which I smuggled back on a plane flight from Illinois. I’m happy it made it through the trip. Pours a medium-dark red, with some yeast at the bottom of the bottle. A thin white head sits on top and lasts for quite a while. Nose is nice and funky; barnyard and horse-blanket - classic lambic aromas. Flavor is a pleasant blend of fruity cherry sweetness and moderate tartness - not too strong, not too weak, but just right for a pleasant drinking beer. An absolutely enjoyable and drinkable lambic. Definitely not the most sour or extreme brew out there, but that can be a very nice thing sometimes, and it made for a tasty experience for my 200th rating.
asheft (2739) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour aroma that is not vinegary and has cherry and a nice sweetness. Foggy red with off-white/pink fuzz on top. Sour cherry flavour with some white chocolate, biscuits, and lemon notes. Light body, high carbonation, sour finish.
charlotte (4808) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2003.Deep red colour with medium pink head.Aroma is sourish with taste of acied and cherries.Flavor of wood and (harpiks) dry and bitter finish.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear ruby red beer with a cherry and wood aroma. Light bitter, dry and sour taste. Very nice mild cherry taste. Dry tart finish. A very good kriek.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish amber with a beige head. Aroma is horseblanket, cherry and leather. Flavour is acidic, cherry, fruity, barnyard and horseblanket. Dry finish.
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 crop. Subtle, pretty, light red color. Big cherry and brett aroma, with basement dust, grass, sweet cherries and nutty stones. Flavor is cherry, minerals (a bit too much), cheesy hops, lemon, lactic acid. Amazing balance, crisp, clean palate. Great.