kramer (4345) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a beautiful bright ruby red body under a creamy and frothy pink tinged beige head. The nose is nicely tart and slightly acidic with bright sour cherries, nicely woody, some slight almond/pitty notes. They managed to keep the acidity to an acceptable level, which is a nice change of pace from many American Sours. The tartness from the cherries is really bright and vibrant. There’s a slight sweetness on the back end before the sour comes on that is very reminiscent of authentic Flemish Reds. Very well attenuated and in balance as far as the ’wild’ character goes. Medium bodied with nice pinpoint carbonation that really brings out the tartness. Very well done, this is the second in the ’Woods’ series that I’ve had and it’s the second winner!
catt (5) - Irvine, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish, opaque color with light head. Sour cherry aroma with some sweet fruitiness. Tastes of sour cherry, wood, piney?
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light and fruity nose, some sour cherry, some funk and a bit of wood. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly sour, decent cherry, some lactic sourness, a bit of acetic acid. Finish is long and tart, with a bit of oak. Solid.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle at DC local gathering. Bright red color, no head or lacing. Aroma of sour fruit. Taste is full bodied, but more like cherry juice concentrate with a sour edge. Decent.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of cherry, oak, light lactic acid, slight leather, and a hint of acetone. Poured magenta/ruby in color with a no head at all. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and slightly tart. Tastes of cherries, oak, slight lactic acid, and a hint of acetone. Medium body. Slick, then slightly dry texture. Zero to soft carbonation. Heavily sweet, slightly tart, cherry, oak, and slight acetone finish is a tad dry.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a nice red color with a moderate cloudiness and a short lived pink head.
S: Starts off with a good cherry pie sort of aroma and a fair amount of tartness. There is a hint of grass along with a fairly strong wet, oaky presence.
T: A pretty simple flavor to this beer. A mix of sweet and tart cherries with a big time cherry pie character. Again, the grass is there as is the strong oak background.
M: The body is light to medium with a nice crisp carbonation. Unfortunately, the finish on this is really short and sort of leaves you wanting more.
D: Not a bad beer at all. It’s just a little simple and certainly lacking in the complexities of a true, traditional lambic beer.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a mahogany color with a good sized off white head. Nose of lightly soured cherries, dry oak. Much sweeter on the palate than I expected, very juicy.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 cc from Capone’s. Pours turbid ruddy ruby mahoganyish with minimal off-white pinkish head. Nose is sublime; a medley of earthy tart cherries, dank dusty estery peat, lactic acidity, and mild yeasty notes. Tastes tart as hell, almost at a Cantillon-like level of tartness, with huge cherry, earthy, woody, and lactic flavors. Rich palate, very complex, smooth, mouth-puckering throughout, and absolutelty delicious. This is a world class kriek.
MaBeer1972 (1218) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This medium-dark reddish brew has minimal head and fine bubbly carbonation. Sour-fruity aroma. Flavor is very tart, woody, acidic cherry. Fizzy mouthfeel. Sticky finish left on my teeth from the acid. Not very impressive or drinkable at all. I just don’t get it, I suppose.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cisco monomoy kriek. 750ml bottle thanks to shawn for bringing this
by... Aroma of sweet marachino cherries with a little acetone. Some
backing wood and a hint of vanilla to supplement. Sweet to start off
but develops into more of a sour... Flavors are a continuation of the
same with semi-sour cherry notes and a soft medium fluffy mouthfeel.
Not as acidic as the nose suggests. Really nice all around and rivals