Alengrin (1258) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Authentic oude kriek since 2004. Variable head stability, sometimes very thick and rocky, sometimes quickly desintegrating, pale pinkish. Colour a fiery ruby red, misty. Complex lambic flavour, wine vinegar, lemon, with the sharp tartness of the sour cherries; lots of vinegar-like acidity, lemon juice, loads of overwhelming fresh fruitiness, oily cherry stones in the finish, light bitter, strongly dry because of the acidity. I reckon there are not many krieks further away from the sweet mainstream examples than this one. Certainly one for the more advanced lambic lovers.
Sigmund (5024) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml "champagne" green bottle, as De Oude Cam Exclusief Oude Kriek, bottled January 2009. ABV is 6.5%. At Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Beautiful red colour, moderate pink head. Intense and lovely aroma of sour cherries, farmhouse and almonds / marzipan. Relatively light bodied. The flavour is quite sour, but not extreme. Sour cherries of course, not very sweet, with a dry finish.
DutchDrebus (3967) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ joes. Ruby to purple colour with a small pinkish head. Smells fruity, sour, cherry, raspberry. Tastes sour, mint, fruity, raspberry, slightly ’brie’ cheese, funghus. Medium body, nice carbo.
Habanero (2569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of cherries, vinegar and almond notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Kriek.
ansjelaah (1356) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 Bottle @joes. Red pink color and a small white head. Smells and tastes fruity, cherries, red fruit.
Benzai (8127) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Nice red purple color, average sized pinkish head. Aroma and taste are sweet, red fruits, cherries, slightly sourish. Medium body and carbonation.
pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle from 2005. Opaque dark ruby red with no head. Wow. Huge funk, cherry pit, earthy, house blanket, dry, sour, lemon, makes you pucker up, incredible.
Steve_0 (2592) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Scott. 2005 Vintage. Huge thanks for this one man! Pour is slightly hazy pink with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Bright cherry pits, strawberry skins, biscuit, vanilla, light spice, sweet tarts, pie crusts, and biscuit in the aroma. Taste is sour cherry pits, light salt, strawberry, vanilla, biscuit, funk, horseblanket and raspberry skins with a big sour finish. Light body with high carbonation. This bottle has developed beautifully and is an exceptionally tasty fruit lambic.
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of 750 ml, 2005, thanks Scott! Hazy red pour with pink head, aroma brought notes of black cherry, sour berry, raspberry, hints of earth, funk, funky basement, dust, hints of earth, slight yeast, touch of cheese, wow. Taste is a mix of sour cherry, funk, oak, blackberry, nice tart fruit, hints of sour funk, earth, cheesy notes, finishing sour, dry. Wow.
czar (4291) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by my brah mindabinda, thanks! pours almost cloudy bright red with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. tons of fresh cherries, their leaves, fruity and juicy phenolic esters, fair dose of funk, pepper, bitter herbs. bright carbonation, light body, lightly tart, astringent, dry and balanced grassy-herbal-spicy finish. excellent.