tom10101 (5079) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
curepute (141) - New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
ClubGonzo (5359) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kraddel (5868) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 !
Scopey (12007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Martinus (4385) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2013
Re-rate (8 June 2013): Vintage 1993, 30L barrel @ In de Verzekering.
Deep brown red colour, beige head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, confiture, apple sauce and raisins. Hint of porto. Sweet flavour, raisins, caramel, cherry syrup and candy sugar. Cherry finish, caramel and raisins.
Nice, much better than the 25cL bottled version. Possibly pasteurised: no artificial sweeteners in this one as far as I could tell.
(draught @ De Dag van de Kriek, Eizeringen)
Initial rating (23 April 2013):
Caramel brown colour, slight white head. Aroma of confiture, caramel, molasses, light cherry and sweetener. Sweet flavour, caramel, syrup, light fruit and confiture. Well carbonated. Finish cherry and apple treacle (appelstroop)
(from 25cL bottle @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst - during the after-Tour de Geuze barbecue. Thanks for sharing, Geert!)
tderoeck (7895) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
26/III/13 - 37.5cl bottle from Kulminator (Antwerpen) @ home - BB: not indicated, but must have been an early 80ies vintage (2013-271)
Clear dark amber to ruby red beer, no head. aroma: lots of cherry candy, surprisingly actually. A bit mouldy, sweet and sugary. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sweet and fruity, cherry candy, a bit aged. Aftertaste: lots of cherry candy, sweet, slightly lemony acidity, mouldy again. Probably not a "real" cherry beer, but with added syrup and pasteurised after bottling.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, 1987 vintage) Pours a hazy amber body with a spare white head. Aroma of cherry, mustiness, caramel, earth, and marzipan. Flavor of cherries, herbs, earth, and light citrus with a moderately dry finish.