blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, preBTBF tasting, ruby trout color with pink foam, makes a nice soft cherry taste with a dusty dry finish
JefVerstraete (668) - BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red colour, medium carbonation. Smell of cherry’s. Nice balance between sweet, sour and bitter. Not overly sweet. Good fruit beer. Dry finish.
tquest (93) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark red, with a white pink head. Smells sweet cherry, that doesnt sound good... Does it? And off course we have a sweet cherry candy taste, smth i really hate in fruit sours..sour? Nothing sour here though. Bit dry, not balanced... No really, give me the real stuff.
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BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle with friends @ Diest Bierfest 20th Oct 2012.
Pours a true red colour with a salmon pink thin head on top.
Cherries being the main flavouring within the beer, they obviously lead the way in the aroma and taste: not as sour or powerful as say a Rodenbach Grand Cru but this isn’t from Flanders and although not sweet either it comes across as an easy going kriekbier that is well crafted and blended nicely. Based I believe around the Loterbol Blonde, but don’t quote me on that.
The only kriek we had at the festival and very pleasant it was too.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright ruby red pour with a pink head. There’s a ton of sweet cherry aroma, a light metallic character, some grass, and a hint of lactic tartness. There’s a fair amount of malt sweetness, too. Tastes just okay. A decent cherry flavor, but definitely quite sweet. Some metallic notes, straw, grass, and mild lemon zest. A hint of cherry candy.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Hazy red brown beer, little pink head. Light dry palate. Fresh cherry and raspberry fruits but not sweet. Pitty fruits. Light dry finish.
Leighton (8623) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF Shindig, London. Vintage 2010. A bit gusher. Pours hazy purple with a fine, white head. Loads of ripe cherries in the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with moderate tang, some bitter cherry pits, grape skins. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Moderately sweet finish with ripe cherries, light funk, bitter fruit skins. Light tartness. Quite nicely balanced, with decent and lasting bitterness. Good.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. Poured a fairly dark pink with a pink-hued one finger head. Tart fruits (cherry, raspberry & strawberry) with some farmyard, yeast & straw aromas. Cherry, bitter fruit skin & some sugar to taste. Good tartness with an underlying, relatively soft sweetness. Light to medium body, medium to full carbonation with a medium length & intensity sourness in the finish.
jackl (3472) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. Massive gusher, this bottle. Pours deep hazy red with a medium white head. The nose is loads of cherry, strawberry, sweet sugar. The taste is light tart cherries, a bit of funk and yeast. Light body, fairly soft. Decent.
planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF tasting 2012. Pours a cloudy red with a pink head. Raspberry, strawberry and sour cherry aroma. Tart fruit flavour, strawberries, cherries. Nice.