JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good pink head, leaving lace over clear ruby beer. Smoked cherry nose. Not overpowering, but intriguing. Like old cherry skins on alcohol. Nice, dry, if not sour cherryflavour - but neither artificial. MF has a lipsmacking sourishness then, that is refreshing. Quite some (fruit?)slickness, grist; long fruity aftertaste. Very good non-lambic kriek. Misses maybe just a tad sourishness in order to appeal to greatness. Why not try, and recreate the Zottegemse Kriek from Crombé times...?
altonbrownd (4489) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from The Malting Pot. Dark red body with thin head. Nose is sour, malty. Taste also quite sour with cherry and sweet tastes. Prickly, poppy texture. Okay. Not my thing.
Swaroga (961) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Hazy red with medium head.
NOSE : dominating aromas of cherry with strong layer of yeast notes. Wet wood and lactic aromas. As well apple, rose and tart.
SIP : medium body with moderate carbonation. Creamy texture. It is more complex that what I have expected. Sweet tart with cherries beginning. Further on the dry and moderately sour nuances comes up. there is this very distinctive transition that happens in mouth while swallowing, the beer gets a nice sweet cherry kick with dry like apple seed bite. It also don’t get to far with the sourness and manage to keep it round. And extra points for that. Aftertaste is cooked fruits and sour cherry like.
OVERALL : surprisingly complex and round. Easy to drink ....I mean really easy to drink since it is 8,5% and you only feel half of it. Nice one.
77ships (3038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl. bottle split by 3 @ Bar Oud Postje. Pours dark pomegranate with a disappearing pink head. Nose is sweet cherries, light tart nose, touch yoghurt & vinegar. Taste is yoghurt, light dairy mixed with tart berries & some sweet cherries, touch bitter mould pits & some caramel malts, lingering sourness,… Way more sour than expected with a great fruit taste, very impressive stuff,… Easy to drink & substantial body, nice stuff here.
kraddel (1929) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small , lightpink foam . Smell is very natural cherry , sweet good carbo , fleshy taste . Dry sugar
Not that great ..
boFNjackson (3897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thanks to hannont for sharing)... Poured cloudy reddish/ruby with a mild forming head. Nice cherry skin and wood characters on the nose. Good cherry notes with mild tartness and some drying musky funk in there too for complexity. Oak came in nicely too. A great drinking Kriek!
Fin (6641) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up in June 2013 from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at Moreton in Marsh campsite, Friday 1st November 2013 Pours a beautiful, gorgeous, crystal clear scarlet red colour with a girlie pink head, looks stunning, absolutely superb. Sour nose, pushy sour cherries with a little damp paper. Clacky in mouth, sour cgerries, tart and then dry, there is a woody edge. There is a nod towards Rodenbach but only slight, this is out on its own. Love this, great beer, took a chance on this at Dranken Geers , had never seen before, will stock up next time. A8 A5 T8 P4 Ov17 4.2
BarossaLuke (531) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful bright and dark pink colour, very clear. Aroma is strongly of cherries. Has a good puckering sourness that is refreshing and very drinkable. Would be great on a hot summer day.
PriorL (897) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear red beer, nice stable reddish head.
NOSE: cherries, sour, wood.
TASTE: cherries, wood, brett, nice and sour!
EddyBeer1 (579) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rouge rubis opaque, effervescence légère, belle mousse rose-rouge. Amère au départ avant que les cerises ne prennent le relais, libérant leur côté sucré-sûr et que le boisé fasse aussi son apparition. Le mélange triple-kriek est certes étonnant mais tellement innovant qu’on ne peut qu’applaudir l’initiative!
KansaiBeerLvrs (883) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
De Leite’s Cuvée Soeur’ise will wash that bad taste from my mouth! 750 yen or so, 8.5% an oak barrel aged triple Kriek from Uehata in Osaka. A beautiful blood red pour with a whitish-pink head of foam. Sour, tart cherry aroma with sweetness & some woodsy accents. Wow, interesting stuff, sweet & sour cherry followed by some boozy wood/oak notes giving it a rough earthy finish. I think this beer really comes off with a flavor profile similar to red wine. Good stuff & well worth trying. As it warms up some spices start to sneak through...