mstrcrwly (698) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2015
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle poured into a stem glass..reddish/violet with no head..aroma of cherries,grapes..sweet,
thin..not very good.
berntholer (1449) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
slight pinkish head. murky mauve colour. aroma is candysweetness, syrup cherries and then some paint thinner like smell, like terpentine or resin from pineneedles. taste is the same as the aroma, sweet, weird taste and afterteste. i had to try it, it was a strong urge, but is this stuff toxic? unlike any other kriek, thats for sure :) bottle 33cl
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with my wife. Murky reddish pour with some small lacings. Cherries, syrupy, sweet and pretty one dimensional.
Alengrin (3396) - BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another one I had many years ago (at Waagstuk in Antwerp, apparently) of which I found old notes on a beermat - but forgot to enter it here. Deep cherry red, pinkish head, sweet cherry jam, marzipan and sugary lemonade nose, very sweet and cloying in the mouth, sugary but not too ’unnatural’ or industrial tasting, sourish lambic touch far away but drowned in an equally sweet cherry candy aftertaste, though some faint lemony sourishness creeps through. Too bad De Troch had to turn to this type of ’beers’ in order to survive, but if this is what it took to keep this lambic brewery alive till our present day, why not. Not suitable for my palate, though.
crossovert (9542) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
375ml bottle. Just another sickly sweet fruit lambic, sweet cherry syrup, all you need to know.
bartlebier (2668) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
25cl bottle bb05/2016, Geers. Pours dull ruby-mauve, not that much head. Aroma of Haribo Kirschen diluted in half-fat yoghurt, funk all blanketed by artificial sweetener. About the same in taste, bit sticky in mouthfeel. Well-chilled this is still enoyable as a dessert or Radler on a formerly cultivated lamic base.
rondphoto (2939) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Cloudy dark cherry amber color, beige rim head, lace that slides back into the drink. Nice aroma of cherry and hay. Taste starts with grain, but is taken over assertively on the swallow by semi-sweet cherry. The cherry drifts through a long finish. This isn’t exactly a Lambic - far too sweet, but the lingering finish comes close.
BVBEERbE (37) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At bierkaai from bottle with Luc Like eating a bowl of cherries. Very good!
jookos (3602) - FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Red dark hazy. Oaky, slight vinous dark cherry nose. Some marzipan, dark cherries, clean finish. This seems a bit off. The other two Chapeaus this evening were pretty fruity nice, this seems a bit stale and old. Sweets, with some acidity to make it drinkable. The flavour bothers. Old bottle perhaps.
kermis (7125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy reddish purple with a medium pink head. Aroma of sweet candied cherries. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, with this unpleasant super sharp finish. Light bodied with pretty flat carbonation.