jinroh (1103) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the brewery. Pours deep red, nice pink foam, flows slowly, quite viscous. Aroma has some fruit sweetness and cherries, a lot of cherries. Taste is a total cherry cake, sweet and sour, not so sweet actually. Cherries are coming out really pronounced, full of that fruity goodness, layered with tart background lambic flavours. I can totally understand why this has been rated as one of the best beers in Belgium, it is blowing my mind away.
DavidBe (71) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Voor het eerst gedronken aan de brouwerij enkele weken geleden. Het bier zelf rook ontzettend goed maar de smaak vond ik veeleer plakkerig en kon mij eerlijk gezegd niet echt bekoren.
Atom (2134) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2016
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
750mL bottle 2012, pours a dark ruby/purple with a large pink head. Effervescent aroma, dry cherry juice, oak, crisp yeast. Wow that cherry pops, tart yet sweet, no doubt off cherries, like eating fresh cherries and drinking lou pepe gueuze, sour, yeast, with mellowing oak. By and far the best kriek/ fruit beer I’ve ever had!
Clownoisseur (420) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage 750ml bottle sent to me by _angst_ as a Secret Santa gift in 2014. Thanks a ton Alex! Finally cracked this bottle in the good company of friends. Pours a slightly hazy ruby color. Deep red hues along with a thin pink head that fades to a ring and leaves nice lace. Aromas of cherry skin and cherry pie filling waft out along with some notes of barnyard funk, wet basement and oak. Very inviting. Taste follows the nose, but I could not have been prepared for the massive cherry skin/cherry pie notes that accompanied this beer. Just loaded with fruit! The mouthfeel is a bit thicker than the regular Cantillon Kriek. And the signature funk has taken hold. Really nice tart note in there too. Not a puckering sour, but more of a tang. The oak gives some vanilla to couple with the cherry sweetness and leads into a semi-dry finish. Nice cherry tartness lingers for days. Pretty damn impressed by this beer and just a touch below the LP Framboise as my favorite Cantillon. Cheers!
thepatrickman (775) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Earth Eagle members’ night. Cheers, Alex! This was phenomenal -- the cherry flavor and aroma is overwhelming, giving it a jammy fruit taste, although it’s wonderfully balanced by the tartness and slight barnyard funk from the base lambic. World class beer.
MrOrla (2179) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at himmeriget 2012 sticker. Poures hazy Deep red with a tiny pink head. Aroma of tart, cherries, lots of funk, quite intense cherry, light cherry stones, very fruity, light cobweb. Taste is very fruity, ripe cherries, again lots of funk, quite sour. Very jammy fruity finish with a touch of funk. Waow!!
Rask0lnikov (649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle. 2013 edition. Ruby red colour. Really nice pink head. Cherries all the way in the aroma. Cherries, cherries, and avain cherries in the taste. So nice and deep mouthfeel of the cherries. Hints of cherry stones. Absolutely perfectly balanced. Best kriek in the world.
Sledutah (6972) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG hotel tasting
Cloudy pink, no head or lacing. Aroma of red berries. Flavors of cherries and tart
jandd1983 (3787) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2006). Sampled at gregwilsonstl’s tasting. It poured a ruby red color with a pink head. The aroma was of cherries, barnyard, citrus, earth, leather and some funk. The taste was similar to the aroma with more tart cherries, funk, wood, earth with a dry woody cherry finish. Very tasty.
gregwilsonstl (2035) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber. 2006 Vintage. Well this is certainly tart. Tasted at my variants themed tasting. Cherry. Thx Vyyvy.