adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, via trade. Carbonation is pretty dull based on the cork popping. Pours a deep orange appearance with light head. Aroma is full of delicious tart pie cherries with a touch of vinegar and some wood. Definitely some caramel and brown sugar along with a really delicious pie cherry filling flavor. Carbonation is almost nonexistant. Really unfortunate on the carbonation but the beer is otherwise quite enjoyable.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep reddish brown color with a thin rim of light tan head. Aroma is dry, sweet cherry, tart. Flavor is potently tart! Makes the face pucker! But in a good way. Light cherry sweetness. Light to medium in body with a strong lingering sour. Very tasty!
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste from a 750ml bottle. Hazy dark red color. Thin off-white, kind of khaki head. Loose bits of lace. Wow! Very nice, big oaky sour cherry nose. Awesome big sour taste, light spicy wood, big sour cherry to the aroma, and a mild funk. Light bit of cheesy creaminess. Medium to bigger body, lightly sticky. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Awesome long sour cherry aftertaste. Fantastic stuff! One of the best American krieks I’ve had in a while... Much better than expected!
UDBeernut (2696) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, 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 (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - 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 (5858) - Boston, 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 (6260) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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 (2602) - Chester, 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 (9668) - Plymouth, 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 (8112) - .....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!!