OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
L’étiquette indique, à consommer de préférence avant 1993! Couleur orangée allant vers le brun terre, translucide. Peu de mousse blanche, pleinement diminuante. Nez de…jus de tomate dans le fond d’une canne de conserve! Le liquide est très madérisé, vieux miel asséché par le temps et sucré.. Pas vraiment de caractéristique sauvage, de ferme ou encore de Brettanomyce. Encore une petite touche de carbonatation de présente. Pour la science!
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
First off, thanks to Jeppe for this rarity. This shows best before 1993! I fear your bottle won’t be too good based on what I’ve tried. It looks orangey like the sunset with neglectable head. The nose and appearance both reminds of pineapple juice with suggestions of honey, must, vegetal tones, old cushions (I truly do mean it, more than any other aromas perhaps), old books, but SWEET and this kills it. Oldish dusty cherries are not far from gone completely. Palate is juicy and comprises more cherry character, but in a very sweet way with absent acidity. Oldish taste, lots of residual red licorice taste, pure old mousse over rocks, earthy and lightly oxidized Madeira notes. No carbonation left, just sweet juice.
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle of Kriek Cuvée Spéciale to consume before 1993; consumed in 2005. Should have listened to their warning.
Cherry tomatoes sitting in rust and dust. Cherries plunged in sticky sugar.
Brown sugar dropped heavily in flat cherry juice. Dry on the gums, stale and overly sweet. As is now, it reveals it could not have been extraordinarily lambic-y in its youth.
Can you really get enjoyment when visiting a torture museum?
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 25 cl) My version at 4,3% ABV. Reddish brown with a nice head. Cherry-aroma is not very dominant, which is a pity really. Rather dry - all the fruit-sugars must have fermented. Slight tartness - very refreshing. 280597
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Akkurat, Stockholm. 10 May 2005 Vintage 1989
This is a complex affair. Starts out with aroma of black cherries and it and the taste slowly developes into raisins, black currant, bitter almonds and leaves your mouth with a heavy kind of aftertaste. Surprisingly fresh for its age.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(samled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Vintage 1989) hazy reddish orange colour. Fresh natural fruity aroma of cherries, peaches, tea and vanilla. Fruity and sparkling flavour of cherries and vanilla. rather tart mouthfeel. fesh well-balanced finish with tart undertone.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Hazy orange, nice offwhite head. Fruity aroma, cherry, but also banana and peach.
The cherry gets more obvious in the flavor. Sweetish and with a fruity cherry finish.
omhper (19654) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1989 version sampled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Brownish red. Balsamic black cherry aroma. Fresh cherryish fruit sweetness balanced by tart acidity. Still so fresh after years! Wonderfully balanced citric acid finish. Perhaps not very complex, but extremely tasty and intense.
bierkoning (10379) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
15 years old, Café Morshuis, Albergen. What a surprise to see this beer in a village pub in Twente. Orange red color, cloudy with a small head. Not so muddy as the framboise. Very good lacing. Not a very pronounced aroma: some fruit and some citrus. Thinner as the framboise. Cherry flavor with hints of almond and lemon. Eased down sourness, not too sweet. Lacks the complexity of the really sour krieks like Cantillon, but still a wonderful beer in very good condition.
Bov (9602) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20