writerljberg (226) - Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL from some place in Portland long before Cantillon was difficult to find. 2007 sticker date/2009 bottling date.
A: Pours a deep plum with a light pink head. Sits pretty in the glass - if you were to show this to someone they might call it a chick beer. Poor ignorant bastards.
N: Lots of ripe sour cherries, oak, some vinegar and glue. Wine grape and raspberry jame in here. Some straw and lemon zest.
T: Cherry dominant. Rounded sourness with a touch of fruity sweetness. Has a wonderful depth of oak and fruits.
M: Sharply carbonated with a light, manageable body. I love how the Belgians are able to get such character into such a drinkable beer.
O: Tasty and it seems like it’s balanced out the fruit and the funk at this point. Delicious. Need more.
Pawola22 (3103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, 2009 Vintage, from La Cerveteca in Barcelona. Pours a cloudy, ruby-brown colored body with a finger-width, fizzy, pinkish head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has a nice balance of tart and slightly sweet cherries with some dry funk, wet oak, must, and lactic acid. Flavor is similar. Tart cherries up front with some lemony notes and a good amount of wet oak before some sweeter cherries come in alongside a nice musty funk. Lactic acid comes out more towards the end before this finishes pretty tart and dry, but really well balanced with a touch of sweetness and a nice, light funk. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a somewhat active, soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty awesome Kriek. Very dry and tart, but there is a slight sweetness from the cherries that provides a really nice complexity. The light funk, wet wood, and lactic acid stay balanced as well. Damn good beer.
Tinco (416) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat 2008 vintage. Hazy deep red almost no head. Aroma: massive cherry note, classic cantillon funk, slightly cheesy. Taste: big sourness, lots of cherries, tart apples, funky, lemon, very nice!
VsXsV (1222) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat. 2008. Hazy reddish liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of lemons, almonds, barnyard, cherries, apples and funk. Taste is dry and medium to high sour with notes of cherries, almonds, funk and lemons. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very nice and sour. Still lots of cherries.
mcmd (261) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2010. Pours ruby red with white/pink hued head. Aroma is overwhelming cherry pie, lemon, funk, hint of oak. Taste is much more balanced and enjoyable than their regular kriek - sour cherries, oak, tart with a hint of acidity and a nice pleasant fruit sourness in the finish, dry. Great stuff! Perfect balance of fruit and sour. Hard to beat this
ThirstyBird (418) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks jedwards. 2008 bottle tasted in ’11. Pours a brilliant rubine red with a pink head. Smell is tart fruit, citrus, cherry. Taste is tart cherry, dry and crisp then tart and dry on the aftertaste. Light body with active carbonation...smooth really nice.
Steasy66 (540) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red color, Light pink head. Aroma is full of tart cherries. Flavor is crisp and tart, but not a ton of fruit. HIghly carbed and a bit thick, nice beer.
kermis (2488) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 Bottle shared. Pours hazy pink red with a pink head. Aroma of tart cherries, earth, vinous, oak. Flavour is light moderate sour, light sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (3194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Vintage 2008.
Thick pink head. Hazy deep red/pink pour. Good sour beer.
JPDurden24 (1092) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle. Bright red pour with a lots of cherries, tart and sour goodness. This is very awesome!