Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a beautiful red colored beer with a huge head with excellent retention. Aroma is quite complex mix of lightly sweet cherries and some sourness. I was quite surprised by the balance between the cherries and the sourness as I drank this beer. Definitely a change from your juice/sugar added fruit lambic that are more commonly available to me. Wish I could drink some more of this wonderful drink.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish pink garnet. Light candy pink head, insanely sticky, just anywhere a bit of glass is free, this head will go and grab a seat forever. Aroma shouts cherry over every montreal’s roof. Deep honey, battered cream lactic acidity. Sweet meringous, funky, cheesy, leafy. Multi-dimensional aroma just like I enjoy them, but the focus is really funky dessert oriented. Rather sweet palate, more than I expected anyway with just a touch of lactic acid, smooth with clover and leaves notes. Light and easy to drink. RIdiculously seductive mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, full body, a maze of softness.
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour cherry pie aroma, sweet and tart. Cranberry red clear with pink head. Medium body with light carbonation. Starts with cherry tart-sweetness. Light cherry lozenge. Dry, lactic finish, Great fruity after. This is a very nice kriek. Not harsh at all.
larsniclas (5365) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red with a small and bubbly head.
Ratger sour with a somewhat sweet and almondy flavour and aroma.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cherry, honey, floral sweet aroma. Opaque cherry-red with frothy pink head that recedes with some nice lacing. Sweet cherries, cinammon, very clean flavours contrast nicely with lightly sour lambic character. Very soft palate and smooth in the mouth. Champagne-like carbonation makes this one feel rather filling. Bottle. Enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Succulent cherry pie filling with ample, adjacent brie cheese creaminess...Thicker than their gueuzes, a light sourness could ease the nourishment into refreshment if it were bolded...Ending is a mesh of bubbling through which the plump cherries can still be easily perceived...A very talented summer dessert lambic...
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright red with a white head. Lemony sour nose with a touch of cherry. Medium sour flavor with light cherry hints, slight sweetness, touch of horseblanket.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. Had with friends and not overly tart or unbearable like New Glarus’s Raspberry Tart, which I couldn’t drink. Bandaid flavor to it. Musty and grassy. Lots of cherries and appropriately sour.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Co-rated with Hopscotch. Cherry red of course, with a fluffy pinkish head. Aromas of cherry, oak, some citric fruit, and farm house animals. Wacky I know, but it was all good. Lots of oaky, cherry, spicy flavors with a nicy tangy dry tart earthy finish. Thanks for sharing Eric. Loved it!
hopscotch (8535) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Co-rated with scraff...
This beer rocks!
Sparkling clear red ale with a slight orange tint and a large, creamy, pinkish-white head. Good retention and decent lacing. The nose is of oak, cherries, lemon and barnyard. The flavor is tart and woodsy with lots of cherries and hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Medium-bodied with a dry, resiny mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy, fruity, dry finish with a whisper of vanilla at the wee end. Thanks to jbrus for the bottle. World class brew!