DroolYeast (410) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ basement beer bar.
Sour cherry, some sweet involved.
Clear red with tiny light pink head.
Taste is sour and dry, light sweetness. Nice dry finish, watery texture, medium body.
SinH4 (672) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown color with small head. Sour-tart nose, cherries, just a little bit of sweetness. Taste is sour and cherries, very refreshing. Not too complex, but well-balanced. A nice Kriek!
adamnowek (505) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the most amazing example of the style, but it is incredibly drinkable without being excessively sweet.
Cimbasso (328) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 75cl bottle with a cork. Cloudy red colour with a white (very slightly pink) head. Sour nose with a touch of vinegar (in the lambic style) and with a taste of cherries. Rather astringent, but with good balance. Good for drinking in the garden on a summer’s afternoon.
Holmen1 (3220) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske på Cardinal, M2 sesongåpning: lett grumset lyserød med kort filmskum. Sure kirsebær/kirsebæreddik. Elegant balansert, og det nikkes fornøyd rundt bordet - denne faller i smak. Ikke et kompleks øl, men jeg har en mistanke om at denne kan være vanedannende.
kermis (6311) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Clear red with a small cream head. Aroma of sugary sweet cherries, cherry cake. Flavor is over moderate sweet and light acidic. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Experiment_Ale (1073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
At the hotel de la Plaza in Brussels with Kimberly and Taylor in the hotel room. Pours dark rose red with white layer of head. Aroma is medical gross nasty off flavors, I’m not sure if it is acetone, or pedio or idk. Some fruit comes through, but yuck. Taste is more gross off flavors, and maybe some cherries. Gross,
Alengrin (2935) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The ’oude kriek’ from Girardin, with medium off-white head (not too pinkish - usually revealing no cherry extracts have been used) and deep ruby red colour, hazy. Very fruity nose with obviously lots of cherries, seems sweetened a bit, sherry, sour cream, yoghurt, not as complex as their oude geuze. Taste has the same fruitiness, again making a sweetened and thus lightly compromized impression, lambic funkiness rather restrained, losing some of its complexity but still sufficiently sourish to stay authentic - though clearly not as authentic as the krieks from Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen or De Cam. Which makes this a good introduction to the style, I suppose.
tandembrauer (440) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Copper/redish color, cloudy. Aroma of cherries. Good balance between sour and sweet.
Holmen2 (1580) - NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy pink. Not much head, but this is acceptable in this style. Fine and refreshing aroma of sour cherries and vinegar. Similarly fine taste and aftertaste, perhaps with a hint of raspberry bonbons. Well balanced with very high drinkability, but not very complex.