Beersiveknown (2990) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from Belgiuminabox
hazy dark burgundy with a white lacing. Cherry skins, yoghurt and syrup. Cherry, sweet slightly artificial note in finish but decent entry level kriek
mcberko (6441) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
375mL bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige / tan head. Nose brings out intensely cherry-dominated, some light funk and an artificial quality. Flavour brings out intensely sweet cherries that dominate. Almost too much sweetness here - not quite to the point of cloying, but this is far from elegant. This being a 2011 bottle, it hasn’t faded in its cherry character, but it’s still nothing very special. The more you drink, the more artificial and unbearably sweet this gets. Not very good.
DutchDrebus (4019) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ benzai shared by benzai. Ruby colour, small pink head that doesn’t last. Smells cherry candy mostly. Tastes sweet, lollipop, candy, cherry. Medium body, soft carbo.
ansjelaah (1375) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Brown/red color with a small head. Smells and tastes red fruit, cherries, sweet, light sour.
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared @ weekly tasting. Clear deep red to purple color, average sized white to slightly pinkish color. Smell sweetness and candy. Taste sweetness, lemonade, candy, lightly cherries. Average body and carbonation. Decent.
caesar (5123) - 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 (10800) - 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 (10184) - 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 (31178) - 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 (3800) - 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.