bp (757) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Monks: had this a while back and forgot to rate, very nice dark red with a white head, sour aroma and taste. Good stuff.
JAXSON (513) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks cafe. Beautiful look; a rich, deep crimson with a whimsical fluffy snow-white head. I took a few notable things away from this. First, the lack of carbonation, which normally bothers me but actually created a nice, soft feel, probably due to the hand cask. Next, there was a relatively low acidity level, allowing the fruit to shine in a well put-together, nuanced package. Subtle and refreshing. Not mind blowing though, Im kind of surprised at the recent high ratings for this one.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Monks. Pours one of the deepest dark violet reds of any Kriek. Mostly still with just a slight carbonation, no head, but the acidity makes up for the low carb and stays somewhat lively on the tongue. Aroma is of rediculously fresh cherry pulp, juice, and puree and low on the stone, almond and pitty character- light on the overall farmhouse funk as the cherry is dominant- has nice tart character in the nose though. Flavor is fresh dark almost tart black cherries with lots of tannic skin and some hints of pit and cyanide. Great sharp, yet not overpowering, lactic acidity which cuts through the big powerful cherry fruits. Smooth as hell on the finish with a nice astringency, and good acidity. So good, I had to buy another glass.
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep red, hazy, nearly flat. Aroma of sour cherries and dust. Full mouth, fruits up front followed by sour driness. Very nice.
TomDecapolis (4334) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask at Monks. Pours a deep ruby red with a small bubbly lighter pink head. Aroma of this great red wine, oaky nose with wonderfully tart cherry notes. Also getting some wild yeast, various tropical fruits and vanilla. Floral and the nose in this is just amazing. Flavor of tart cherries, perfumey oak, wild yeast, vanilla, red wine, vineous. Smooth, tart and lightly sour. Thanks Monks!
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cask at Monks... Poured a lightly hazy ruby red color with no head or lacing. Aroma of fresh sour cherries, vanilla oak, leather, and wild yeast. Taste was amazingly fresh cherries, vanilla, wild yeast, lacto sourness, cherry pit, and a dry, oaky finish. Served at the perfect temperature from Monks cellar, with an oily, smooth mouthfeel. This was the best fruit lambic ive ever had.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught Bright red, gorgeous ruby colour with one or two bubbles. Deep superfruit, cherries, very densely flavoured; fusel alcohols, vanilla. Peperkoek, sour cherries, not very sour, pure fruits. Still, I get some oily-like flavours from the cherrykernels. Super lip-smacking titillating fruitacids, and extremely refreshing. Super - I’m repeating myself. Fruitlambic in the best way.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque very dark pink. Headless, uncarbonated for the moment. Extremely fresh nose! Remarkably well extracted cherry flavours, no comparison with the regular bottled kriek that is all about extreme acidity. Quite phenolic this one still, almost clovey, a bit medicinal, bordering plasticy and spicy. Certainly juicy though, but a tannic one at that. Not quite soft, but certainly not rough, yet the finish hints at character to come. Still, in this shape, very good.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - SEP 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Bruxellensis. Recolte (Harvest) 2007... The fresh stuff, just tapped the week before, they said. OK then. It was a deep, dark red with a few bubbles on top. Big, black cherry aroma with some wild cherry. Tart, slightly sweet, and raw: very fruity flavor, all cherry, managing only mild acidity, medium body, and a cherry-stem aftertaste. Refreshing and incredibly flavorful.
bluevegie (3029) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried at Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 27/05/06. Dull cherry red body with no head. Sour aged taste of cherry. Liked the Mort Subite Oude Kriek better.