jackl (5823) - 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.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl, exclusive brew Anno 2007, from De Laakdalse Biershop, complex sour/bitter Kriek, not balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the legend of chriso’s pre GBBF09 tasting. Alround rating: Tart kriek, lots of tannins, balanced, good dark cherry character.
77ships (5561) - 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
Borresteijn (5478) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl Bottle at RBESG’13 Grand Tasting. Hazy red/amber colour, pink head. Aroma of sweet cherries, cherry skin, acetone. Flavour is medium-sweet, acetone, almonds, bitter cherry skin, acetic finish. Light-bodied. OK I guess.
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBESG’13 Grand Tasting @ De Molen: Served in a Molen taster: Thanks for sharing 77ships:
Some creamy white bubbles on top of a murky pink red colored beer.
Aroma is vinous, lots of red of fruit, cherry, cranberry, raspberry, wood, yeast.
Flavours of red fruit, cranberry, cherry, raspberry, yeast, cheese, some grains, lovely sour.
Aftertaste is a mix of cheese, red fruit, sour and grains.
Low carbo, smooth creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a balanced creamy texture.
Bery nice approacj o a fruit beer. Res fruit, sour and creamy. Yummi.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy reddish colour with a pinkish head. Sweet fruity aroma with a light tart and yeasty note. Candy sweet flavor with fruity and yeasty notes.
thebeertourist (5133) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle, vintage 2006, at Moeder Lambic. Ruby red with a pinkish head. Kriek aroma, somewhat sweet, but not excessively so. Sweet "mon cherie" flavours, ending dry. Quite refined cherry taste. Nice.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy dark red coloured. Cherry aroma with notes of other berries, iron and some spices. Cherry flavour with some sweetness and a very dry and slightly acidic finish. Refreshing.
BlackHaddock (4998) - 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.