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 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.
Camons (7775) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Malesicky Mikropivovar, Prague. Pours dark red with a small pink head. Aroma of malt, sweet cherries, almond, little cinnamon. Flavor is rather sweet, malt, rich sweet cherry, almond, sugar. Medium body, average carbonation, sweet finish. 220815
nihtila (1833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Ushers. Pours deep ruby. Nose is huge cherry, sweet. Taste is sweet cherry, light bitterness, light vinous notes, very sweet. In its own way this is pretty good, in small amounts.
drmet (368) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
-dominated by cherry flavour
-fairly big currant note
-good hoppy note
-nice malt backbone
-cherry,mildly hoppy finish
A little too sweet,otherwise a very good beer.
jsporrer (90) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium burgundy with a pinkish small head. Aroma is of sweet dark cherries. It looks and tastes almost exactly like Dr. Pepper soda. It is slightly less carbonated and a little thinner but the flavor is unmistakable. I used to drink Dr. Pepper a lot but never thought of it as a beer. Not really my style. It masks the alcohol well but mainly because its too sweet and bubbly like a watery soda. If this is what you like then be my guest. Sorry, not what Iím looking for in a beer.
Beersiveknown (4010) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep hazy burgundy with pinkish white head and rich cherry aroma. Lightly tart cherry yoghurt and cherry drops, moderate carbonation, full body and long fruity refrain.
rami_pl (557) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pod Mosteczkiem, butelka, na szybko: aromat wisni pod kazdym wzgledem dominuje, ale w tle czuc nieco nuty slodowe, jakis karmel, rodzynki. W ustach nieco jak mocno gazowane wino. Alkohol przyjemny. Zaskakujaco dobre
MarkoNm (1743) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber/red color, topped with a small off-white head. Aroma is nice and fruity, cherry-like, but with some yeasty notes in the back. Taste is what you would expect - sweet and fruity start, followed by some cherry sourness in the finish. A bit stronger, but still managable. Decent.
rusos (157) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear red colour, white to pink head. Aroma chery, a bit alcohol. Taste chery, sweet, sour.
Keukeman (36) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber colour, fruity aroma, sweet beer.. higher alcohol percentage doesnít come back
apickles (265) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dard red beer with no head, fizzy in the glass. Uber black cherry on the nose. Massive black cherry taste, black cherry, black cherry, black cherry!