rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle into a tulip.
Pours a clear deep ruby red with a half finger reddish-tan head. Decent head retention forming a thin cap over the beer but lacing is practically nonexistent.
Aroma is nearly all cherries. Very reminiscent of cherry Kool-Aid. There are some Belgian Lambic undertones, however, with horse blanket and barnyard letting you know this isn’t a soft drink. Really a unique, inviting aroma.
Flavor carries over the characteristics of the aroma with sweet cherry juice along with tartness contributed by the cherries. However underneath the cherry is barnyard funk very typical of a Lambic. This serves to well balance out the fruit and add complexity. While this beer is on the sweet side it never gets cloying and the tartness really helps drinkability. Finish is only slightly sticky and a little drying.
Overall, I am very impressed with this beer and wish I would have opened it up over the summer when it was warmer. The alcohol is nowhere to be found and this is really a guzzler. I really need to seek out some more Krieks and see how this stacks up.
Ysok02 (466) - MOns, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une très belle bière à la robe foncée, au nez très fruité avec une pointe acidulée et à la bouche ronde et souple tout en gardant une belle ampleur. Un régal pour démarrer la soirée
YantarCoast (536) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml can. Pours dark red with a small pink head. Aroma is cherry syrup, almonds. Taste is dark cherries. Couldn’t detect the Kasteel Donker. Surprised by how strong it is for a fruit beer.
MonsterMagnet (692) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at BGBB2,didn’t take proper tasting notes, will rerate when I get the chance. Cherries, sweet, I’m surprised I enjoy it.
Milter (416) - Nyborg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Meget spændende frugt øl. Tilpas med kirsebær i smagen. Frugten overdøver ikke øllet.
BeerdedDave (971) - - SEP 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia; Belgian ale with cherries and cherry juice; reddish brown color; aroma is pure cherry; really sweet, fruity cherry flavor with just a bit of tartness; almost like a cherry liquor; too sweet in my opinion
Rubin77 (247) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
F: thin pale beige/pink, quick diminishing.
C: dark red to brown, transparent.
A: cherry, caramel malt, hint of some fruity sourness.
T: great fresh cherry juice, with nice bitter dry long finish, almost no classic hoppy bitterness, hint of wood, medium body, average carbonation, interesting.
nordic (329) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red color, small head. Cherry aroma. Taste: cherry, semi-sweet. ABV well hidden. Good. Like lambic.
Scotty001 (474) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet berries, tart cherries. Light body, flavour as the aroma, candy sweetness.
Rjen (49) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red with a pink head. Aroma of cherry, marzipan, wood and caramel. Taste is sweet, light bitter and long lasting.
OnlyRogueAngel (15) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong cherry aroma when poured, flawless opaque red colour with a pale pink head. While the sweet cherry flavour fills your mouth, the undertones of malt and chocolate keep the sweetness from becoming tart and remind you of the Donker. The peppery aftertaste is both pleasant and refreshing.