DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby colored with a head of big bubbles..cherry with a nice tight tart & sour aroma with barns and horseshit and moldy funk and all that is nice...cherry pie filling flavor which was similiar to the regular cantillon kriek..extreme sour tartness that is so perfect..chewy cherry leather..excellente' cabron!
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Ruby red color with a good size big bubble white head. Good cherry mettalic sour feel to it.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pinkish head, dark red color, sour sour sour cherry flavor and aroma, with some leather & other stinky notes. There must be a great food match for this beer b/c it's tough to drink by itself. Boon's Mariage Parfait Kriek is so much better
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy red color with a fluffy head of rose colored bubbles.Smells just like it tastes sour cherry, musty leather,oak and some wet horse. Acidic and astringent but thankfully not to overbearing.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2001 sticker: Hazy,hazy,red.Almost brown. Small pink head. Very fresh aroma. Lots of fruit,rust,and dirt. Mouthfeel is sharp,and soft dut to the amount of fruit. Fresh fruit,wood, and light acidity in the mouth. Flavors are so pronounced you can chew. Can actually taste the pits. Finish of cherries,and leather. Kind of dry,very refreshing. Fresh cherries and lip-stinging acidity,yummy. Thanks Hops.
JorisPPattyn (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, brownish & purplish red; yoghurt-like pink head, surprisingly huge for kriek but dissipating all the same. Very fruity nose, sulphury and "horseblanket". Fruity is more complex than just 'cherries'; there's notes from the skins, the stones, the juice, as well as
more exotic components as raspberry, plum, Japanese cherry, eau-de-vie de griottes, etc. Dry, tart fruittaste with lots of background flavour of wood, old oak and chestnutwood, cherryskins,... The acid onslaught is at the tongueedges; more fruity than lactic. The body of this beer seems to be made exclusively from fruit. There is an outspoken dry-out effect, which seems to make it creamy with all the fruit around. It ends a bit light. Superb fruitbeer, more fruit than beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The sticker on the bottle says 1999, but the cork says 2001. I'm gonna go with the cork on this one...Anyways, pours a brilliant hazy red with a thin white head. Thin carbonation throughout. Aroma is of sour cherries aged in oak. Body has some nice complexity, but is very tart and acidic. I'd have to agree with slikwily that the Mariage Parfait outdoes this beer. Thanks go to hey_kevin for the chance to try this.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Murky, purple ale with large bubbles.
Very fruity nose with tons of hearty, black cherries and red wine. Notes of vanilla, wood, plums, some other unidentified, dark, rich fruit and very light smoke. Sour as hell! I love it! Very fruity and citrusy. Cherries and lemon with vinous and woodsy notes. Medium-bodied with a dry, fizzy mouthfeel. Dry, astringent finish.
Wonderful! Thanks go out to slikwily for his generosity!
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2003 1999 vintage.I have to Thank Hey_Kevin for this fine brew.Very nice purple color,medium sized light purple head that was short lived but left a bit of lace.The aroma is cherry and barnyard,sweet and sour at the same time.Very sour taste almost like sucking on a lemon,tart,nicely cherry and very mildly sweet.the flavor aren't so much in the front but mostly in the middle and definately at the end.you have to wait for the sour to subside before you can get much else out of the brew.The bottle showed up very sticky and i figured this could be just due to shipping over time but the integrity of the seal should have been intact but not in this case,it reminded of Mead The Geuze so carbonated it is constantly bursting out the cork.In this case cork and bottle cap.The after taste is cherry and slight sour.I believe it might be a bit overrated but it is a fine brew.IMO the Boon Mariage Parfait Kriek out does this brew.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Once again. thanks to ToddA for the generous sharing. Ridiculously red. Inviting aroma of cherry along with peppery cantillon house sourness. Huge sweet fresh fruit character goes on until the mouth is dried out by the acidic, sourness of the lambic. I am with Jeff in amazement at the perception of fresh fruit character as well as the dry lambic character at the same time. A piece of cherry pie and a slap in the face. Masterful.