UDBeernut (1595) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours hazy pink red. oak, funk, cherry,. taste has underlying sweetness before it turns very tart and acidic. body is slick, sour lingers.
ThirstyBird (1455) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dirty red color with smell minimal head. The smell is oak, dull cherry, a bit of vinegar. The taste is sour cherry, hint of cinnamon with wood and a lot of dryness. Light in body with elegant carbonation.
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle drunk on 2/23/14
Dark black cherry-brownish-red body pours bright, leaving the sediment behind and a large beige head is slow to recede.
Beautifully aromatic nose is full of all kinds of tart acids. From acetic to lactic with plenty of malic fruit acids as well. Oak character and vanilla are light but notable and some lightly sweet caramel malts round out the aroma providing just a touch of sweet balance. Black pepper and cherry pit dryness linger on nicely. No alcohol or flaws. Every bit as true and authentic as the best Belgian krieks.
Tart acids and a near wine-like fruitiness wash over the palate carried on by tight, ample carbonation with a slick, lightly oily mouthfeel. Sourness builds and continues to dry the palate until a quick shot of sweet, caramel and vanilla-like maltiness softens things on the finish before more cherry meat and pit flavor lingers on. Nicely sour rendition, but the malt and barrel character are neither overdone or lacking, either. Plentiful, authentic cherries are icing on the cake. The Woods series is definitely the real deal.
Iphonephan (3019) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home on Christmas eve. Pours a hazy amber with a thin off white head. Tart cherry nose. Flavors of sour cherry, white pepper and a touch of green apple. Medium bodied, low carbonation, tart, crips finish.
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/6/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours deep ruby red with a short white head. Aromas are funky from the yeast with malt and of course the cherries. Sour and tart, balanced and complex and right up there with some of the better Belgian Krieks.
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are - October 5, 2013. Reddish/amber pour. Tart cherries all over this. Very tasty.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cisco’s sours are always a bit fun .. . pours a deep mahogany .. medium foam .. . cherry, cherry pits, sour jolly ranger, and dirty cherry skin .. . slick mouth .. . another good wild from cisco
.. . . stop over winding my vibrating bear!!
jkwood04 (3745) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a very small head. Aroma of cherries, a nice tartness and funkiness, plus a nice pale maltiness. Flavor the same with a nice tart, cherry finish. Average texture. A pretty good Kriek.
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of sour cherry, spice, carmel and pepper. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour cherry,spice, carmel and light earthiness with a crisp dry tart lingering spiced cherry finish.
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours ruby amber with a sandy colored head. It smells amazing, like sweet cherry soda, so fresh even after sitting on it for a few years. The flavor is delicious as well juicy cherries with a tart, perfectly dry ending. The tartness is there for sure, not super sour, just right. The cherries held up so well!