savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Breakwater. Light golden pink with a small rosy head. Nice aroma of berries, cherry, graham cracker and oak. The flavor is lightly sour with a light malt presence and a dry oaky finish. Light to medium body with average carbonation and a clean, crisp, tart finish. Pretty good beer, tastes like they used extract but not too sweet and lightly sour.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Oddly enough, this fruit beer smells and tastes like a sweetened fruit juice blend, which one doesn’t hope for much when the word “Kriek” is used in the beer’s name...
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the orange-hued dark red.
-The finish is mildly tart and dusty.
-The body is rounder than expected from what I thought was going to be a Sour Ale or Fruit Lambic. The carbonation makes this an easy quaff though.
-Cherries and berries galore wind up coming out as cough syrup-like at times, even though they are well dried out in the end.
On tap at the brewpub.
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky pink with tons of chunky floaties and a bubbly creamy chunky pinkish white head. Aroma of mixed berries, mostly all berry aroma maybe a touch of wheat. Flavor of berries, wheat. Nice and dry.
Rustyham (1722) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color is deep purple and red. White lacing. Aroma of grape juice, flavor has a sour aftertaste, sugary fake berries at first. Thin, but not dirty. I probably would have liked it better if i didn’t have explosive diarrhea. On tap at Breakwater Brewing, Oceanside.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub 2/21/10: Pours a transparent dark ruby red with a well-lacing froth of pinkish head. Sweet, rich pure black cherries dominate the nose. Starts with good body and finely dissolved carabonation with some semi-sweet black cherry flavor and a touch of raspberry tartness before a smooth sweet tart finish. A nicely-balanced, flavorful and complex fruit beer.
AmEricanbrew (5797) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper red color/ light pink head. Nice fruity raspberry, marionberry aromas. Rich frothy mouthfeel. Sweet flavor at first turns mildly tart with raspberry, cherry in the finish.
JohnnyJ (4313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a clear red with pink head. Raspberries, cherries, light sweet malt, and some sourness. Not to complex, and to sweet ’n’ fruity for my tastes.
yespr (30909) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden red with a small pink head. Aroma is distinct cherry, light butterish note coming through. Butterish cherry flavoured. Tap ran quite a bit before poured. Citric and almondish cherry fruity finish. Light sweetness.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Breakwater. Pours a chunky pinkish purple with a bubbly off pink head. Big nose of sweet cherries, raspberries, and cotton candy. Quite sweet on the palate as well, slightly tart. Wish this brew had a little more bite to it, still pretty damn good though.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Breakwater. Served in a taster glass by the beautiful Christina. Wow. This is an awesome beer. I can see why it won gold at GABF. I don’t understand the low ratings on BA, which may have been a batch botched by an unclean line or something. Probably my favorite beer at Breakwater. Light sweetness. Light sourness. Thicker body. Creamy lasting red/white head. Natural cherry/raspberry aroma. Excellent.