Dorqui (2037) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light and evanescent foam. Loaded red color, lightly veiled and clear. Medium scent, sour and acid. Light taste of cherries and American grapes. Much sour one and sweetish. Indeed unusual, perhaps too much. I have the feeling that my bottle was perhaps out of order.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 750 ml. Not sure what to make of this. Red with a white head. Cloudy. Massive cheesey sour aroma. I mean really sour, with cherries. Flavor is pungently sour, with cherried malt and a touch of cheese. This is over the top. Really will cut through whatever else you have been eating/drinking. Not as dry as the Lou Pepe, but really out of control sour, maybe even acidic. The funny part is, not bad though, but be warned...
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Body is a brilliant red with a sparse white head. Lots of bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. Aroma has some musty basement funk, along with a distinct sour cherry tone. Flavor starts out with a load of sourness, very bitter and tart, and lots of unripened cherries. There’s also plenty of cheesey staleness, cobwebs and must. I never thought this would appeal to me, but I can finally say I truly enjoy lambics.
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Zour ist all you need to know abowt zis bier. It hast zum cherry flavor unt gut hoppen but ist zo zour. Helga eben zay it ist zour, unt zhe ist a zourpuss.
Earlier Rating: 2/26/2005 Total Score: 3.5
I suppose this beer is the standard for kriek, but I still like Lindemans better. Even though this beer is much less sour than Liefmans it still is hard for me to drink. The flavor was traditional lambic with cherry overtones and the carb was excellent. I could see drinking this with certain foods.
rederic (2794) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 1997, pale red-pinkish hue, pours with a white light head, very tart, shy cherry aroma but still has his vinous, sour ,winegary characterful lambic nose. Very aggressive beer to the palate, with a pit and sourish cheery notes, winey and acidic flavors through a sharp dry finish. The traditional kriek cherry lambic
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2007 Gorgeous beer had an 89 alonside a 2001 both are stunning examples of a kriek but extremely different beers the 89 was a joy to behold while the 01 was just an upstart younster with many years to go to reach the level of its sibling. great example of real cherries and not the extract used in some other pseudo lambics.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a rather Young bottle.
Cork Reads, Bottles in 2004
Pours a majestic ruby colored body and the lightest hue of sexy pink and silky head. The aroma is tart with stale wet wheat or straw. There is a delicate blending of aroma and flavor that evoke thoughts of tart mid-summer cherries… a farmhands dusty old barn… Brushing a horses coat… shoveling fresh oak leaf compost…. my grandmothers old home in the hills of West Virginia… barrel aged basaltic vinegar… and a soure orange astringency. I always enjoy the complexities and raw craftsmanship of a true Lambic… It’s a glorious art, and this offering is no exception! The finish is cotton dry… it’s tart and lingers on in the back of the mouth with a yeasty Granny Smith green apple and cherry rendering. .
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy reddish colour thin off white head. Aroma is fruity with some sourness. Sweet and fruity flavor with a sour touch.
Frank (2224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Rerate: This one’s had a a while to settle. It poured absolutely clear, a rose sort of color, perhaps a shade or two deeper. The nose is just a crazy nuts whallop of funk--slightly floral, earthy, sweaty, organic and fruity--but still pretty subtle. Flvorwise, it is sour of course--definitely lemon-juicy rather than vinegary. Carbonation is too low, making the mouthfeel a dull and flabby. There’s maybe a slight twinge of sweetness in the finish but it mostly the sourness and strange lambicosity. I don’t like this as much as the first time but it’s still high class if you ask me.
Original rating: Hazy reddish pinkish bronze. A bit of big bubbled head with a good sheet of webby lacing. Nose is very tart but not one dimensional at all--lemon juice, cedar, hay, leather and cobweb with a twinge of cherry sweetness--oh yeah, that’s nice. The sourness here is less overbearing than in some Cantillon brews--much more of a fruity tartness than vinegar sourness (though no less intense). Light bodied but slightly oily mouthfeel and gently carbed for a lambic (still pretty brisk for anything else), Very dry but not entirely, incredibly bone dry--actually almost balanced in it’s own strange way. Incredibly tasty though it does pain my chapped lips with it’s acidity. One of my favorite Cantillon beers and a favorite lambic in general.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a particularly sour lambic, I’d venture to say this is as sour as the ouds I’ve had. Beautiful musty cherry beneath the tartness, and a definite hay-like undercurrent here. So much going on beneath the sourness, I’ve tried my best to put it in perspective and zero out my taste buds to the sour but I just can’t do it. I’ll need another shot at this one.