HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (250ml). Shared with blankboy, my bottle courtesy of the crazy-generous biegaman!. Label imprinted "OKT07." Thick, murky deep ruby pour, average off-white head. Oh my fuck that smells nice - sour cherry, sweet caramel malt, funk for days, waves of yeast, spice - man, this even SMELLS thick. The taste is a little more straightforward - fresh sour cherries in their own broth, some lemon juice and lighter spice/yeast - thinner and less funky than I thought, but still damn fine Kriek - so cloyingness here! Average sticky body, mild acidity, somewhat sour tacky aftertaste. Damn fine. DAMN fine.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks again boboski!!! Pours a ruby red-brown, but the head formation and retention is awesome, seemingly lasts for an eternity. Aroma is cherry, yeasty funy goodness, and even a hint of bitter almond. The flavor is not as tart as I thought it would be, there are hints of sweetness, but a completely unadulturated fruit sweetness, one in which the essence of the orchard is not compromised.
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tart and bitter kriek lambic. Less effervescent than some lambics, but still fully carbonated. Dry and sweet, finishes with a wine-like vinegar sourness. A really nice lambic.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A mid-sized off-white head with perfect retention - the creamy cap just will not recede. The body is a murky light ruby with deep earthy orange hints. Sweet cherry, doughy and tart underlying. The first nosing surprises me with a blast of horseblanket and sour acidity. Must subsides quickly and the complexity of real cherries takes over again. Oak notes are medium-intensity and bespeak usage of old barrels and older technique. Black cherries and sweet cream fade slower and linger in the nasal cavities. The flavor is moderately tart, lightly to mildly sweet but that sweetness increases exponentially with each sip, mildly to moderately astringent. Oak notes fade in and out. The creamy cherry flavors really pin the farmhouse funkiness and sourness to the deep within, only letting hints out near the finale of each sip. This drinks more like a sour fruit beer with awesome lambic base beer added, not the other way around. Fruit flavors are realistic and lovely. The finish is sweet and fades quickly into a chalky cherry pie flavor. The mouthfeel is creamy but high carbonation clusters the component ingredients across the palate, chalky tartness witheld doesn’t help. Very tasty but not highly quaffable.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pinkish murk. Brie and vinegar lambic nose with a tempting fruit balance. Spritzy, musty, creamy and sweet-sour. Chianti butteriness, sourness and oak. A nicely rounded Kriek, with a PH more alkaline than battery acid.
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl capped bottle. pours dense red with pink head. beautiful. smell is slightly musty with dusty old cherries. pretty interesting nose. flavor is odd - cherries, musty, little too sweet, and not a very flavorful cherry profile. too acidic as well. just a decent kriek.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sampled post-BCTC @ RateBeer tent. Reddish-brown coloring with limited head. Grapes, dates, pinot noir. Extremely tart - a pucker-me-do punch. Dry, sour, melts off the tongue quickly. Pleasing.
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy red colour, almost no white/pink head. Aroma is of cherry, wood and horseblanket. Flavour is of cherry, going into a sourness combined with red fruits. Refreshing and drinkable.
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
red with no head... smells old cherry pie. tastes the same with some sour and acid notes... not that great but maybe i just dont like krieks
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
75cL bottle, courtesy of eclectic @ BCTC 2007. Thanks, Kevin! Pours a clear, ruby red color; light pink head with fine-bubbled lacing. Buttery raspberries and cherries in the aroma; creamy and strange. Relaxed buttery notes in the mouthfeel; still buttery, but with a nice cherry tartness and fresh red fruits; tart with pleasant acidity. Medium, chewy and buttery finish. Too much butter.