DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thx to joes@zzt3. Deep purple to red colour woth a pinkish head. Smells sour, fruity, sharp. Tastes cherry, sharp, sour but also a bit watery. Thin palate, watery, okay carbo.
77ships (3278) - 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
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent cherry nose, some cheese, light cotton candy. The taste is fairly dry, but a bit medicinal, very minerally. Not good, not terrible.
BlackHaddock (3179) - 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.
theisti (3064) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Pour is a lightly hazed ruby red, with a brilliant white head. Aroma is cinnamon, cherry fruit, along with warming sugar sweet malt. Taste is the cherry up front, tannin cherry skin, and the warming cinnamon malt, and then thins out with a clean fruit finish (cherry plus some sweeter strawberry). As it warms, a touch of tartness enters the picture, though this was certainly not the main story. Palate is light bodied, along with soft natural carbonation, body thins way out in the finish. Interesting, though the fruit is a bit less assertive than I normally enjoy in this type of beer. Thanks for sharing this Eugene.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Roodebol version 2010. Bottle keeps on gushing quitely. Dark reddish coloured beer with quite some carbonatation and a medium off white head. Light sour sweer cherry fruity balanced aroma. Medium to full light fruity refreshing hinted palate. Finish is sour sweet and fruity cherry infused balanced. Nice, not too expressive but overall decent fruit beer.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of sourness and acidity. Also hints of berries. Flavour of berries, sourness and some acidity.
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating of Roodebol 2010.
Ruby red colour, pink head. Aroma has loads of cherries, almond and cherry pips. Flavour is sour cherry, light bitter almonds. Finish is bitter almond, sour cherry. Quite nice.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT3, Oirschot. Noted 8.4% ABV. Courtesy of joes. Thanks for sharing!)
Wim (2564) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
red coloured body with a pink head a spicy fruity aroma a spicy fruity soury taste with a soury bitter finish
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75 cl. (Bought @ beershop Alvinne) Tasted with Paul, Marc, Leen.
Hazy, dark red color with small, pinkisch head.
Aroma fruity, cherry juice, malts. Medium body.
Taste cherry, little sourness, almost no sweetness.