Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Artisanal top-fermented cherry beer based on ít Gaverhopke Blonde, according to the brewer himself - but Iím talking about the original version here, from before the brewery was taken over. Loose, unstable, off-pinkish head, dark ruby red colour, cloudy. Fresh fruits in the nose, sour cherries of course, but subjective impressions of raspberries and apple sauce as well, next to sweetish pale malts and some (fortunately vague) H2S. Fruity onset, clear presence of genuine cherry juice, lightly sweet but a bit tart too, with a light hint of hop bitterishness in the finish. This was a very, and I mean very, old-fashioned cherry beer based on an ale, and in that particular class it wasnít even the worst. Too bad for the H2S presence, though in this one it was a lot less pronounced than in the (again, original) Blonde, Bruine and Twaalf.
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
24/VIII/14 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: VI/2016 (2014-938)
Clear ruby red beer, small irregular white head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: cherries in a can or jar, bit sourish, sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish, cherries, lemony, some vinegar, bitter touch. Aftertaste: bit sour, unpleasant bitterness, some tannins (from the pits?), bit hoppy. Curious about which base beer they used to add the cherries to.
MarcoDL (2268) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kriek beer that itsnít overly sweet, but tastes like real cherries. That means itís sweet in a fruity way, with a slight tardiness. Nice one.
kraddel (3458) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from the brewery ( thnx Bruno ! )
Pours rather clear , red/orange
Small white foam .
Unintense sweet cherry smell ( no pure sugar though )
Taste is thin, cherry ( a bit ) very dry , chewy background of bubblegum-maltyness . Metallic , weak , and not really good either
Countbeer (4539) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Past BB: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Quick disappearing bubbles. Leaves a headless clear bronze to ruby orange colored beer.
Aromas of cinnamon, cherries, some wood and a sprinkle of chalk. Strong cinnamon an cherry tones.
Flavours of cherries, malts, cinnamon, bitters, some malts, light caramel and some sweet herbs with toast.
Aftertaste is bitter, cherries, hebs, malts and yeast.
Low to no carbo, oily mouthfeel, medium bodied and an oily creamy texture.
Strange, flat, not interesting but itís somewhat easy drinkable...
ClubGonzo (4108) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Deep slightly hazy orange-hued pink body with a small light pink-ish white head. Nose is faint traces of tart cherries and not much else. Taste is watery, faint cherry notes and loads of cellar moldy tones. Seems off. Palate is watery with moderate carbonation. Bad stuff, will re-rate on occasion if I find a good bottle.
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Bierboom, Brugge. It pours rose with a small-medium white head. The nose is smooth, candy cane, strawberry ice cream and cherry. The taste is easy going, dull fruitiness, mild cherry, strawberry and ice-cream with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not essentially bad, there just isnít really that much to it.
biŤregourmet (46) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appareance: red with small pink head
Aroma: cherries, fruits, almond
Taste: cherries, sugar, almond
Palate: soft and clean
An enjoyable fruit beer...
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2013
0.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
+/- 10 yr. old 33 cl. Bottle with no lable and covered in dust @ Kulminator. This was still brewed by the former brewer and not the new one. Reddish, Bordeaux, cranberry, light purple, some difficulties nailing the colour of this one, head disappears faster than I have ever seen, like the head on coca-cola or something. Smell is agreeable, smells a bit like a sweetened kriek, some dust, light sweet syrup and touch mustiness, ok so far. Taste on the other hand is hard to call enjoyable, rotting cellar, filth, dust, musty, rotting, highly fermenting kriek, rotting cherry pits, garbagejuice, rotting leaves,Ö Flat or close to. I have previously called Gaverhopke the worst brewery in Belgium, this does little to change my opinion of them. This may be the age or a potential sign that even under the previous brewer they used to be not too good. It can be said that this was probably not meant to be aged.
grunx (367) - - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lleugera, amb bon aroma, bona carbonataciů i final equilibrat entre acidesa i dolÁor. Bona.