beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish, almost blood like color and a fine pink head. Smooth and delicate mouthfeel and ton’s of cherry flavour. Cherry, prunes and a medium high acidity. Pleasent.
SHIG (3280) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a dark red with light red head. Sweet cherry aroma. Tangy cherry flavor with carbonated finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAR 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Felix Ouderaards Kriekbier, Akkurat, Stockholm; Vintage ~1990, 16 years old
Clean color, mahogany; almost no foam. Strong aroma of cherries, cherry kernels, some malt, kirsch, spicy cookies; the aroma is developing and transforming! Almost still; velvety mouthfeel, some sweetness, cherries and cherry kernels fruitness, a touch of vinegar sourness. The final is not bitter enough, but quite sweet, too simple, with some old wood character. Minimum signs of age.
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper-coloured with orange tones. Small head that cloys to the glass. Intense yoghurty sourness combined with cherry aroma. Very fruity flavour with refreshing sourness developing towards a toffeeish ending. Well-carbonated. Delicious 25 year old brew-well worth waiting for!
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 1992 vintage, at GBBF, August 2005. Thanks to Hugh for clearing up the confusion (shouldn’t this beer be split?). Murky reddish colour. This beer has stood up remarkably well. There’s still plenty of vibrant fruit, although oxidation and some toffee have crept in, and it has softened out quite a lot. Woody and soft at the same time. Perhaps a touch too soft. Otherwise, a very interesting and appealing drop.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown-orange with particles.
Cabbage aroma with notes of vanilla, cellar and cherries.
Sweet flavor with notes of cellar and vanilla. Acidic.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sharp cherries contract nicely with sweet marzipan nuttiness in the nose. Clear brown body with low off white head that recedes to a partial cover with some lace. Sweet, doughy, dessert-like yeasty flavour shows off cherries and a woody, leafy character with mild finishing bitterness and a low tartness throughout. Medium-light body is somewhat sticky with lively, pointy, fine-bubbled carbonation. Bottle sampled at GBBF 2005.
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just to clear this up, there are two versions of this beer. In 25cl and 3.5% alcohol is currently brewed by Huyghe brewery and is awful. The GBBF 2005 had the classic Felix Oudenaards Kriek, 6% abv, and there are only 75cl versions of this left. Although there was little comment when this brewery closed in 2000, it was just about the last maker of the particular Oudenaards Bruin style, with open coolers, natural infection and wood barrel ageing. They had been told to close by the safety inspectors as their equipment was too old, and in the last days of the brewery they brewed fanatically and stored a lot of beer. Hence limited availability still of the 6% kriek and 5.5% Oud Bruin.
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at GBBF 2005. Glad that Dan cleared up the mystery of this beer because I wasn’t 100% certain I knew which Felix beer we had. Cloudy russet colour, smooth cherry nose, slightly sour and I though slightly chemically taste.
maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2006 Bottled GBBF 2005. As Dan says the 1992 vintage in a 75cl bottle. A muddy reddy brown coloured beer with a nice cherry fruit aroma although the age was beginning to tell. The taste was much better with woody oaky sour notes. Some good cherry fruit notes. A very drinkable well brewed beer. (18.104.22.168.15) (3.7)
1975 Vintage - Kulminator- Antwerpen - A dark red coloured beer with a high acidic fruity aroma. The taste is also puckeringly sour and fruity. Wouldn’t necessarily have picked out cherry from amongst the general fruitiness. A touch of marzipan right at the end. Suprisingly I didn’t find this showing its age as much as the 1992 vintage. Maybe it’s in the keeping? (22.214.171.124.17) (4.0). Rating is an avergae of the two.