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Eylenbosch Kriek

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Eylenbosch Kriek
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Formerly brewed at Mort Subite (Alken-Maes - Heineken)
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Kobbegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV (2235) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at Kulminator. 1987 vintage. Almost clear deep murky brown liquid with a small off-white head. Aroma of almonds, dust/cellar, barnyard, cardboard and lemon. Taste is light to medium sweet and light sour with notes of almonds, cherries, barnyard and sugar. Medium bodied with low carbonation. OK, sweet and too old.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
1987 Vintage. 330mL bottle, pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of cherries and notes of oxidation. Flavour brings out heaps of cherries, cherry syrup, not really any oxidation, maybe a hint of cardboard. Amazing that this has held up so well. Itís maybe slightly more oxidized than the Framboise. Very enjoyable stuff for a 27-year old beer, even with the syrupy cherry.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JulienHuxley (2988) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
1987 vintage 375 ml bottle from Kulminator. Muddy dark brown, flat pour. Aroma of oxidization, dusty, very light rotten cherry notes, long gone. Taste is really old, quite oxidized, cardboardy, old fruit. Palate is flat. Dead bottle.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tom10101 (2698) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle (375 ml) @ Kulminator. Vintage 1987. Hazy dark amber with a light ring of off-white foam an no lacing. Aroma is of carboard, cherry syrup, hints of garbage juice and light sourness. Taste is almost not sour and thereís artificial cherries, carboard, oxidate and garbage juice again. Medium body, but watery. Almost flat. Sirupy mouthfeel. Iím not sure if this was good out of the gate, but right now itís not even a fun experiment as some old lambics are even when they are not great. Really bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
curepute (139) - New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Cuvee Kriek special 1987. Sour cherry nose. Watery head, dark amber clear color. Sweet taste, cherries all over the place. Aging did not do good things to this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (860) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
Flaska från 1987 på kulminator. Sjuhelvetes körsbärsdoft. Godis snudd på. Helt flat. Lätt och läskande. Frisk. Nästan obefintlig syra. Lite lädertoner. Fantastiskt att den klarat dessa år så bra

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (3984) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2013
1987 bottle @ In de Verzekering Tegen de Grote Dorst, Belgium. 80ís beer - the excitement is strong! :-) Pours a dark amber-bronze body with a tiny white head. Nose is oxidized cherry and port notes, sweet dark fruits and hints of sawdust and cellar mold. Taste is sweet (and even more heavily) oxidized notes of cherries, dark berries, apple vinegar and sawdust. Almost flat, but still complex and rather interesting I think. Looking forward to tasting a lambic of this age which is not pasteurized and sweetened, like the Eylenbosch series.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (2955) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
87 vintage at kulmmi . pour brown, almost no head due to age. smell is cherry, sugary, taste is flat, old cherry, not realy sour. would have been w<ay better if not sweetened !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
1987 bottle shared at the Kulminator. It pours deep red with a small bubbly head and some small particles at the bottle of the glass. The nose is sour cherry, tangy, fruit syrup and cherry tunes (throat lozenges). The taste is tangy cherry, light earth, sherbet, sour green apple, boiled sweets and jam with a smooth finish. Medium body, low carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Thereís not much to it really....itís smooth, tangy and fairly drinkable. Fun to try nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2013
1987 bottle @ Kulminator. Deep, rusty red pour. No head. The nose is fruit by the foot. Rich cherries. Minor tart accents. A bit sweeter smelling than the í87 framboise we drank alongside it. The taste is somewhat oxidized (no surprise there!). A bit of grape skin, must, sweet cherry jam. Little else. Smooth drinking, very soft. Overall, OK.


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