BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2001 vintage @ kulminator
head: thin, off white, creamy
smell: cherry, raspberry, jam, peachy, yeasty, sour
taste: almunds, cherry, raspberry, sour, malty, end is bitter sweet with a oud-bruin soury end , very good !
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/5/09] Bottle at Kulminator in Antwerp after LCRBM. 2001 bottle. Dark ruby color with a pinkish-beige head. Aroma of cherries, berries, caramel, malt and wood. Sweet-sour flavor of berries, cherries, caramel, sugar and oak. Medium-bodied. 7/4/8/4/15=3.8
[9/5/09] Bottle sample at Kulminator in Antwerp after LCRBM. 1980 bottle. Brown color. Aroma is oxidized, but had some cherry and oak. Sweet-sour flavor of caramel, malt, cherry and a bit of cardboard. 6/4/7/3/13=3.3
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 2001 vintage) Pours a cloudy brown body with a thick beige head and excellent lacing. Aroma of fresh morning dew on the lawn, cherries, marzipan, and light oak. Flavor of sour cherries, earth, and almonds. Refreshing warm weather beer.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled. 1982 vintage. hazed ruby colour, not much sign of a head, musty old book aroma, semi-sweet cherry vinegar flavours predominate, flat but enjoyable
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cL bottle, 2001 version from Kulminator - so it seems although we think it may have been an older bottle we ended up getting. Pours slight cloudy deep amber with small white head. Beatiful inviting look. Aroma is mild cherry sweet fruity and light sweet, quite fresh. Lovely light cherry fruity flavoured, mild citrusy note and light acidic bite on the back of the tongue. But the fresh fruityness and mild sweetness really stands out. Nice fruity finish. Lovely.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 10, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
vintage 1975 @ Kulminator: Cloudy reddish brown with nice lasting head. Strong aroma of ripe fruit, wood, red berries and spices. Flavour is sweet with beautiful long sour finish with dryness. Well balanced.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 1975 @ Kulminator. Unclear red with medium off white head. Sweet and somewhat sour aroma with natural cherries wood. Sour flavor with sour cherries, marzipan and woody notes in the flavor. Ends with delicious sourness.
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cork says 2000, served in a lambic basket. Pours with a thick, foamy head and takes a very long time to subdue (which it never really does). There remains a thick foam on the surface of the beer. The color is dark amber that allows for visible carbonation. Aroma is sour cherries and some sweet lightly old cherry sorbet. Not like juice or artificial at all and then there is just a bit of chocolate to round it off. Taste is lightly acidic and light cherry soda. Has a nice tingling mouthfeel and the flavor finishes quickly. Flavor comes off as sour cherry flavored candy (in a good way, not like Jolly ranchers or anything). A very impressive aged Flanders. There is just a hint of cardboard in the aroma but otherwise still drinking superb.
750mL bottle @ Kulminator in a Speciale Felix large tulip on 5/22/08.
fonefan (31713) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light unclear medium red color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate cherry, marzipan, almond cake. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (141007)
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1982 Oude Kriek bottling. Reddish brown pour topped by a surprising light off-white head. Of course, the beer is oxidized, but underneath the mushroomy, wet old cellar aromas, still a healthy dose of toasted malts can be felt and tasted. Yeastiness level is immense, but the cherry is there alright. I would even call the palate very fruity and in that regard, it held up very well. Still quite thick if a bit dead on the carbonation aspect. Earthy finish. Not without procuring some pleasure really. Imagine a very very yeasty, musty kriek and you’re not so far off.