tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: XI/2013 (2013-725) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!!
Little cloudy purplish pink beer, irregular pinkish big bubbled head, bit stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of chloride, some red fruits, cherries, bit sweet, citrus. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: bit metallic, citrus, cooked cherries, bitter touch. Aftertaste: little bitter, metallic, jam, lots of chloride.
daniele (7590) - ITALY - APR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
rossa buona schiuma piuttosto persitente naso fruttato ciliegia poco dolce bella secchezza leggero amarognolo legnoso piacevole legera acidita
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ pre-GBBF shindig, August 2009. Pink & pleasant. Fruit comes through well - seems real rather than artificial. Some bretty farmyard and tart notes. Crisp and refreshing. Very little residual sweetness. I wasn’t expecting too much but got a pleasant surprise.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Bottle thanks to Jean at Moeder Lambic.
A nice clean candy apple red colour with a thin white head and lots of lace. The cherries are very restrained and the bas beer is a little more obvious than maybe I would like. The end result is rather strange and the base beer and the fruit never quite marry. The delicate sourness is good and there is some good citric notes in the finish. Odd hints of strawberry yogurt. Interesting beer but not amazing.
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. 2010 Vintage. Pours dark raspberry red with a pinkish head. Nose is very full of fruits, more cherry than kriek, light raspberry, almost cloying, very jam-like. Taste is blend of cherries & kriek, less tang than I am used of the kiek (the fruit), light hint of iron (maybe the age), touch thin but very easy to drink, oodles of fruit, somewhat fruit sweety with a jam impression, kriek pits in there, light berries in s pices in the finish. Fine carb. very easy to drink. Would have been superb with some sourness but as this stands this is pretty much what a fruit beer should be, fruits & not chemical nonsense. Great stuff. ///// Shared another 75 cl. bottle @ RBBSG II, total gusher & not bad but not as good as the firt time around, bit too metallic & thin, same vintage, keeping previous score for now
nimbleprop (7004) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a translucent, purple red with a little creamy, pink head. Aroma is fruity, musty, sweet, strawberry, cherry, lightly cheesy. Flavor has an intense cherry pie flavor, strawberry jam. Heavy carbonation, medium bodied. Not too tart/sour.
jackl (6743) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.
SaintMatty (6515) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle - Red with a pink head. Cherry and almonds in the aroma. Tart and sweet taste with cherry, almonds and jam. Not too sweet and not too tart. Nicely balanced.
blutt59 (6425) - 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
caesar (6378) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Dark reddish color, short head. Aroma of loads of cherries and cherry pits, marzipan. Soft sourness, quite fruity. Got some bitterness as well, but mostly lots of fruity sweetness. Little too much carbonation. Lots of fruit, could have used a bit more sourness.