JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks to beerdedbastard for sharing. This is almost the color of pink grapefruit juice. It's cherry flavor nicely balances sweet and tart.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish brown brew with a light pink head. Cherries that have been sitting in a musty barn on a rainy day with the horses. Very nice balance between the sweet of the cherries and the sourness of the beer.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oak and cherries aroma. Pink/red color, pink head that diminishes fast and completely, no lace. Very cherry flavor, just light sweet, little oak, soft, some sourness in the end. Light, even a bit watery, bit dry (from the oak?) finish.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mellow redish color, cherries with a certain sourness but very smooth. Drying, grassy finish.
omhper (17472) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Hazily redish brown. Acidic lemon aroma. Medium bodied and soft with lovely flavour from sour black cherries. Tart finish. A top class kriek,
pivo (2540) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GBBF 2003, bottle: Rudy red color and quite fizzy at first, going flat. Pungent, sharp fruity (cherry) nose. Quick sweet body (mango?) at first, slightly woody in the middle, and a certain bitterness comprised of hops and cherries in the finish. Quickly turns sour with a puckering, lactic aftershock. Sophisticated brew for sure that takes some effort to understand, but the enjoyment is immediate.
JorisPPattyn (7308) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Pinkish) head gone in four seconds flat (apt, that); deep garnet red, hazy, with a brownish hue. "Tart" nose with ripe cherries and cherrymost. Aromas of Cherry Heering and portwine (no madeirisation). Very tart, extremely woody, old oak-like taste. Acidity nearly lemon-like, only one step away from the great lambic-based krieks. Earthy aroma's, and flavours as from over-ripe fruit, or the pulp from pressed winegrapes. Quite well-bodied. The acidity lends it a false thinnish feeling. Dry-out effect. A truly great top-fermenting kriek. Not quite that, but all the same in the spirit of the Crombé kriek.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GBBF 2003 - tutored kriektasting: Hoppy wet leaves nose - slighty cheesy. Light pink color, little layer of a head. Flat short sweetness, almost guava taste - when bitter and hoppy. Astringend. Very complex.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kriek de rank is a big kriek with sourness and fruit balanced almost to perfection. It lacks a little bit of the complexity when compared with Drie Fonteinen and even Cantillon.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light peachy-cherrysoda hue. Soda like carbonation wih an almost instantly disappearing pinkish head. Floral, fruity, barnyard, horseblanket, vinegar, cherry nose. Light-footed, very effervescent mouth feel. Light cheddar, but not too much. Vinous, acidic, yet tart and tremendously balanced. A very nice beer, highly recommended.