alexsdad06 (5409) - Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a cloudy reddish color with no head. The aroma and flavor have tart, funky cherry, wood, acidic but smooth drinking. This was an 06 bottle and didn’t have much carbonation but the flavor was very good.
b3shine (5425) - Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle to taster (January 2006 vintage; shared by alexsdad06). Looks good for its age; a cloudy cherry with bubbly white lacing. Smells good too; cherries, funk, and oak. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly tart mouthfeel. This may be the only sour with little to no carbonation that I’ve ever truly enjoyed. The complexity is stunning.
Beersiveknown (2971) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from Belgiuminabox
hazy crimson with pink tinged white lacing. Sharp acidic lemon sherbet, Dusty, cherry drops, some dry Brett and peppermint notes on swirling. Lively fine carbonation, citric acid tartness, artificial cherry, residual sweetness earthy dryness. More acidity in finish.
Alengrin (1716) - 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 (5116) - 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 (4017) - 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 (2617) - 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 (1374) - 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 (8222) - 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 (2006) - 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.