DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Superb kriek - the dryest example of the style I have yet come across. It has a gorgeous red colour, with a big bubbly head, and an aroma that engulfs you as you tip the glass. Despite initially making you wince with the tart flavour, the rich cherry takes over your mouth and leaves your tongue fizzing..
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 Dark red colour, almost brownish. Slighlty rose head. Aroma dominated by the cherry-flavour. Sweet-Fruity flavour with a deeper sour flavour. Quite dry aftertaste. Nice kriek.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled: Deep red coloured. Reddish lasting head. Light cherry nose blended with a pleasant sourness. Has a harmonious sweetness to it. Cherry flavours mixes perfectly with the sourness and sweetness. Very dry beer. Has a incredible harmonious aftertaste, that last long. Great beer.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small pink-ish head. Beautiful dark-red colour. Aroma; CHERRIES, vanilla, acidity. Taste; Sweet, oak, acidic-bitter-dry finish. Flat and full.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
it's funny to see comments like "this is a childrens beer", 'cause I'd really like to see a kid drink some of this without turning their stomach in-side-out. Rather acrid aroma with a hint of cherry, but mainly bileous acidity, likewise the flavour, unpleasant, though not too intense. Cherries and compost juice. You lambic lovers are all freaks.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A blood-red sunrise fills the sky above the rolling hills behind the sprawling oak barn. A light southerly breeze sweeps across my nose filled with spicy top soil, cobwebs and smashed, oozing cherries. . . After a long deep breath I notice the blossoming cherry trees to the south and understand the sweetness in the air. Another deep breath and I find the air palpable - sour cherries, tart grapes, leather, and cold stone leave my mouth watering. Desire for more consumes me. . . I look up as the sun falls below the horizon, the breeze diminishes and I am left staring into the night longing for more. . . perhaps the ‘morrow will bring something more.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Attractive dark ruby burgundy colour with a creamy head. Oak with just a hint of some sort of ill-defined cherry on the nose. Initially soft mouthfeel soon becomes thin and lightly sharp, the sharpness developing into the finish where it leaves an astringent numbness around the mouth. An interesting rather than exciting journey - you expect it to happen, you are aware it's happening, and it's happened. Dull flavour - neither excitingly sweet, nor astonishingly sour - it just sits there like an idiot boy in class unable to do his work but too dumb to ask for help. A boring and not very tasty lambic. Lambics are notorious for being unpredictable, but from reading other people's experience this has to win an award for being supremely inconsistent.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Curious. Held up into the fading sunset of a mid-summer's warm evening in Oxford, it shone a beautiful red beneath a pleasing colored head. The aroma and flavor headed in different directions. In the aroma I found plenty of lambic, musty, woody, hay, barn. In the flavor I found a distinctly perfume like note--as if I were drinking something out of a boutique on the Champs Elysee. Some fruitiness but I was unsure of the note it struck. I didn't see sweetness as a problem here--but I love sweetness. I wish I had a case to cellar.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brilliant clear ruby color with a thick, off-white head. The aroma is comprised of cherry, musty hay, a little wood, perhaps, and a hint of vinegar. Perhaps a bit too sweet, the fruit really balances (dominates?) the tart sourness present in the gueuze. Quite tasty and very drinkable for a lambic, but I'm not always looking for that in a lambic.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Body is blackberry cola, topped by a creamy pink froth. Aroma is sour cherry, barnyard yeasty, hint of vinegar. Taste is sour cherry up front, yeasty, with light sweetness toward that back that nicely complements the sourness. Somehow both creamy and highly carbonated. Nice beer.