rangerred (927) - 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 isnít 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.
BMMillsy (1391) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from World of Beer as a carryout. Pours dark, deep red colored with a finger of pink head that recedes quickly. Cherry boquet off the top of this one , slightly tart but mostly black sweet ones, a bit of cranberry note, very fruity and not much else going on, though itís nice if youíre a fan of cherries. Flavor is a big punch of black cherries, not much in the way of hops or malt or yeast or sourness here. Basically black cherry juice with some carbonation. Nevertheless, this isnít extremely overly sweet and is somewhat pleasant as a dessert beer. Medium bodied with plus carbonation that keeps things from being super syrupy. Overall worth having if in the mood for cherries. The thing that sticks out to me here is that it comes with huge black cherry flavor, but without the medicinal cough syrup notes that can often be associated with that.
s_hartshorne (1437) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle anchorage Sheff. Red colour. Aroma is amazing marzipan cherry taste same good sweetness nice bitterness. Ok body. Great aroma and taste.
RichTheVillan (2993) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Anchorage Sheffield; dark reddy brown pour with a bubbly light white/pink head, marzipan aroma, taste has almonds, cherry.
tampierre (798) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled , Prague , CZ , Fruity,sweet and strong cherry aroma , Dark red color with smaller creamy lasting head , Heavy sweet taste with light sour dry finish , Medium body , Soft carbon , Pleasant fruit beer.
VamboladeTolly (87) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@ Raatuse Comarket.Pours dark red with pinkish head. Aroma of cherries. Taste of cherries and dark chocolate. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Best fruit beer.
rebell234 (1) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Einfach gut,fruchtig,prickelnd und sehr zu empfehlen wer bier mit frucht mag der sollte es unbedingt probieren
PaulG82 (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iíve fallen in love with this beer. The cherry flavour isnít overpowering it just complements the beer perfectly. Tried this in Bucharest and will now be looking for it back in England.
McWorta (596) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red, with a light frothy bit pinkish head. Noses of dark red fruits, light zesty cherry and citrates aromas. Light carbonated texture, sweet with some fruity sourness. Medium bodied. Fruity finish, alcohol aromatic.
eluosiren (33) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is definitely one of the most tasty beer that Iíve tried.
Cherry is well ballanced with beer and because of the low bitterness girls can drink it too :)
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
if you believe your beer should taste like fruit lollipops, then this is the beer for you. okay, that is underselling it. the cherry flavour here is really quite unbelievable, and a first for any beer iíve tasted. that might make me biased in favour of it, but still - this is absurdly unique. delicious.