GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Sampled this side-by-side with a bottle of RR Supplication and a bottle of 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek. Poured a clear deep ruby, cranberry juice color. The head was thin and white. Oak and red wine nose. A wine enthusiast would surely cringe, but the aroma was vaguely reminiscent of a pinot noir. In comparison, the Oude Kriek was more cherry syrup-like. Light to medium bodied and moderately acidic without any significant sugars. Red wine vinegar, unripe berries, and oak flavors. Very well put together. While similar, Supplication had lemon, lime, and candy notes which were not present in the others. The Oude Kriek was thicker and a bit more syrup-like with a stronger dark cherry flavor.
davidezdonz (289) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - AUG 24, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A 750ml bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. There were two conflicting bottling dates. The original label has a bottled on date of 28th April 2010 whereas Moeder Lambic added a 2015 bottling label. Whatever research I could muster up shows that there does appear to be a 2015 bottling on 30th January 2015 out there (first since 2011). Poured into a 3 Fonteinen gueuze glass. It poured a cloudy dark ruby red colour with a big three finger light pink head that dissipated fairly quickly, leaving very sparse lacing. Aromas of very nice fruity cherry and strawberry with a hint of vanilla. Tastes sour, tart, cherry and strawberry with some very light funk. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall very nice and refreshing with great aromas. Unfortunately I have not tried the regular Oude Kriek though, so I cannot compare to that yet.
ctipping (1256) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. 2008 bottle. Originally reviewed 3/2/2013.
Red body. Not much of a head, but there wasn’t much of a pop when the cork came out.
Still has a strong cherry nose. Less of the Drie Fonteinen signature funk. More of a lemony acidity. Hefty oak to it.
Lemon sourness up front. Cherry flavor isn’t sweet. More dry and wine like. Finishes very dry and oaky.
Mild sourness. Much more dry than sour. Low carbonation, but that could be age. Mustiness does indicate its age though.
Lacking the Drie Fonteinen complexity, but that cherry flavor is very nice. That’s the point I guess.
yourilevesque (1286) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Merci à Rémi pour le partage de ce vintage 2010. Une autre grande kriek toutefois bien différente de la Lou Pepe de Cantillon qui a précédé celle-ci. Liquide très clair sans pour autant être cristallin. Aucune mousse ou presque ne survit lorsque le liquide est versé dans mon verre. Ce lambic est probablement le lambic fruité le plus ’clean’ - pour emprunter l’expression qui décrit le mieux cette bière, qu’il m’a été donné de déguster. Le fruit ayant tombé avec le temps, il demeure dans cette boisson une cerise délicate qui se conjugue parfaitement à une touche boisée et claire. Le funk présent est délicat, laissant place à des saveurs bien précises de fruit d’été. Rien ne vient brouiller les cartes, pas même une l’effervescence pour nous distraire. Un lambic très cartésien.
Ferris (12408) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle - Woody and cedar like cherry. Cloudy reddish with a white head. Wild cherry, tobacco and leather with a long cherry finish. Superb.
Strykzone (6632) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at rbsg. Turbid deep red. Funkiness. Cherry and grape skins. Earthy. Tart cherries. Big deep malts. Dry funk. Intetesting. Not my style, tho.
jcwattsrugger (12140) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle @rbsg-pbgh GT thanks Nate for the beer and the basket pour. disappearing offwhite ring-amber. A-acetic/tart cherries. T-follows, nice.
JBPortland (1480) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours bright red with a finger of pink head. Beautiful nose of layered barnyard, toasty oak spice, dusty funk and juicy earthy cherry. Palate is similar with nice sweetness of earthy tart cherry spice, complex farmy funk, nice level of tartness and a finish of drying oak. Great!
umich03jm (3460) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 bottle. Thanks angst! Aroma is huge funky cotton and damp basement, leather, horse blanket, cherry skins, and vinegar. Tastes super sour but still smooth. Vinegar, cherries and funk. Delicious stuff.
ineedbeer (1765) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is really nice with lots of funkiness and balanced, dry sour cherry notes. Some light oak notes with moderate herbal character. Nice, earthy funk.
Pours a somewhat hazy, purple red with with a medium sized, slightly pink, white head that recedes to the edges where it lingers. Light lacing and no legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet with a moderate acidity. Moderate tart cherry notes. Lots of herbal funk with some nice earthy notes as well. Light oak notes. Great balance of funk and cherry.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a really nice beer. The cherry has faded nicely, but is still vibrant and the funk has really come through and worked greatly.
linusb (798) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Deep red going to brown, nice white head N: Cherry, oak, cheese, wet wood, oak T: Wet wood, cherry, funky, cheese, forest, almond O: Very nice! Extremly complex flavours! Less cherry than expected, but this aged so well!!