rangerred (838) - 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.
sjorsvdg (17) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Een lekker bier dat gemaakt is van Kasteel Donker en kersenlikeur. Een bijzonder bier, met een krachtige smaak.
DonutSeducer (20) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious. Obvious cherry notes. It is sweet and light. Very easy to drink Belgian style. Inspired my currently attempt at a Belgian with cherry notes
MadRobin (1590) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 330 ml bottle at Manakin Pis restaurant in Olney, MD.
Clear, dark rosewood color with a small tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of wild cherries and sweet roasted malt.
Taste of intense wild cherry, sweet roasted malt, light caramel and mild raspberry with enough tartness to keep it interesting.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
This is a fine tasting beer--if you can set aside the childhood memories of cough syrup that it invokes. It's more like Ludens than Robitussin at least.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ST247 (96) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @home. Pours amber with white foam that is quickly gone. When you open the bottle you immediately get this artificial cherish smell. Taste is cherries (artificial), some sweetness and a little sour touch. Easy drinkable for it’s 8%.
MattiasA (243) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Leffe Cafe in Brussels. Intense sourness, with a good dash of sweetness. Obviously cherries, some salty notes and brown sugar.
kingstoni (1265) - FINLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep red color with a medium thin off-white head. Aroma of ripe cherry and dried fruits. Sweet and sour taste with some bitterness. Bitter finish.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
indrekson (19) - ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red and dark color...tastes more like cherry lemonade then beer. The 8% alc is a really well hitten :)
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep reddish brown. Aroma is dark cherry and alcohol with some spice. Taste is a nice tart cherry taste with some malt and spice. Very pleasant cherry body. Mouthfeel is a bit tart but is overall smooth. Bit of effervescence and faint acidiity. Finish seems to be all fruit and some lighter spice notes.
OPIE788 (216) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours ruby red with a light pink head. Sour cherries and bitter sweet nose. Fizzy up front with a cherry tartness followed buy sticky sweetness.
mmahut (519) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red amber color with low white foam. Aroma is loaded with cherries, light caramel and toffee, strawberries, woody. The nose reminds me of a young red wine. Taste is sweet cherry, light woody with almost no bitterness at all. The cherry is fresh, not compote like. Alcohol is noticable in the after taste. Body is light with no carbonation. Well balanced fruity beer.