caesar (4610) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, BB 18.05.2015, large sample. Initially clear reddish color, short frothy pink head. Aroma of lots of fruit, cherry, hint of marzipan, slight tart, hint of oak, hint of butter. Slight sour in taste, some sweetness, medium carbonation. Bit thin in flavor.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown small white heAd. Aroma is cherries sweetness. Flavor is sour cherries sweetened sour beer.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma. Cherries, sweetness, wague sourness. Flavour. cherries, sweetness, light sourness. medium bodied. ends fruity and sweet.
yespr (29416) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange to brown with a small tan head. Fruity, almondish. Sweet, cherry and ligt barnyard, light metallic. Smooth fruity and light sweet finish.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best by date 01.06.2015
A steady pour into my teku glass produces two finger thick, tightly beaded, pink tinged, dirty tan colored head. The beer is a ruddy, concentrated red color that shows a lightly hazed, red hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of butter poached cherries (more cherries than butter), as well as having a finish that leans a touch towards musty and metallic.
The beer is sweet, more so toward the finish, but is not overly cloying. The sweet cherry notes dominate, and the cherries do not seem to have the depth and floral spiciness that really good krieks have, but the cherry notes are still nice enough. The body is somewhat light, definitely refreshing, and strikes a good balance between chewy and light. There is a touch of buttery character to the finish, and it melds well with the cherry character; it does not really seem to be diacetyl / pedio related, and I wonder if it is the cherries that are somehow providing this flavor.
Pretty simplistic in the end; definitely a cherry beer, though not as sweet as New Glarus Kriek (which is a good thing), it does remind me quite a bit of that beer.
bierkoning (9747) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle.Ruby red color. Cherry marmelade and cherry pits in the aroma. Sweet and sour flavor with cherry lemonade. Nice enough, but too sweet for me.
tderoeck (3986) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
18/VII/13 - 75cl bottle @ John’s place - bottled: 27/II/11 (2013-652) Thanks to John for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark red brown beer, small fizzy light beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of cherries, yet not sweet or sugary, some chloride. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, lots of cherries, some cherry candy, bit metallic, pretty sour, citric acidity. Aftertaste: bit metallic, lots of cherries, sweet cherry candy, bit lemony.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye (best by 2013). Pours with a hazed deep purple hued body and a foamy off-white head. Aromas are of sweet cherry, plum and robitusson, mild funk, damp leaves and metal. Flavors are off rotted fruit, cherries and library books. A faded back sweetened fruit lambic. Not great. Cherries, vinous. Raisinated, mildly oxidized. Just another fruit beer to be honest. Just another sweetened fruit beer.
Grzesiek79 (2903) - Radom, POLAND - APR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Znakomity i smaczny lambick, kriek czyli wiśniowy, troche cierpki, ale za razem slodki takze. kwaskowaty, ale nie za bardzo. Spory aromat wisniowy i nawet zmetnienie osadem tych ze owocow dalo przesliczny ciemno rozowy, wrecz purpurowy kolor, piany jak na lambick owocowy prawie nie ma. Nuty drzewne po lezakowaniu w drewnie takze wyczuwalne.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml bottle @ Beer Mania, Brussels. Rated on 1.3.2013.
Pours a deep ruby colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet cherries, nuts and bread-like maltiness. Flavour of sweet cherries, wood, tannine and sweet syrupy notes. Medium bodied, slightly dry mouthfeel and a sweet cherry finish. Decent.