Hanoi (819) - Greater Manchester, - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is cherry, lactose, a little wheat; very underwhelming. Taste is green apple leading to cherry; there are some suspiciously syrupy notes in the middle. It has some nice oaky tones, with citrus in the finish. It’s nothing to write home about.
BuckeyeBoy (5824) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Pours out red topped with a fizzy white head. Nose is big cherries sweet candy and some tartness. Taste is more of the big cherries a nice light sweetness tart going on.
minutemat (4148) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Pours blood red, foamy off-white head. Aroma is thorny cherries. Taste is sweet cherries, fairly light with a spritzy mouthfeel and sugary finish. Light sourness, could do with a crisper sharpness, but has a decent sweetness. Refreshing but not the best kriek out there.
Hermod (6331) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Stadin panimobaari, Girardin tasting.
Poured deep red color with a thin but lasting white head.
Aroma has cherries, candy, marzipan.
Flavor has cherries, sweetness, almonds. Sweet finish. Bit thin. Long finish.
villevav (444) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2015-10-10] Rubiininpunainen, hieman samea, vaaleanpunainen ohut vaahto. Tuoksusssa hapanta, kypsää kirsikkaisuutta ja hieman hiivaa sekä joulumausteita, ehkäpä kaardemummaa. Maku on happaman kirsikkainen ja eloisa. Keskiasteinen tai hieman keskimääräistä reilumpi hiilihappoisuus.
VastActiv (5602) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.375l at home, Nivala. Colour is clear deep red with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Sweetness, berries, cherries, vanilla, some saccarose and red berries.
HPDalen (283) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours ruby red with a pink head. Aroma of sweet cherries. Pretty light bodied and lively. Sweet finish, quite abrupt. A lot of cherry flavour with the sourness from the fermentation. Sweet finish. Quite lovely and refreshing.
aleigator (758) - GERMANY - JUL 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a saturated ruby red color with a pinkish, stable head.
Has aromas of sweet, jammy cherries with a jogurt tartness to it, also featuring a dusty stone pit quality.
Offers a soft, sprizzy mouthfeel, revealing a subtle stone minerality among its refreshing tartness.
Tastes of an aqueous softness, cherry stone pits and unripe cherry pulp, together with a bright acidity. Leafy, old hops add to the tartness with a subtle dryness, creating an intriguing interplay with fruity, sweeter turning cherries. Finishes utmost soft on the tongue with a refreshing, bubbly carbonation and matured, ripe cherries, revealing a cherry skin quality.
Very well put together with a refreshing sparkly aspect, revealing an astonishing cherry complexity, which finishes almost with an overripe, fermented sweetness.
rdb84 (548) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky velvet color with stable white head. A: basement funk sour, strong wood and barrel note, light sour cherry aroma. T: medium sweet, medium sour with slightly artificial sweet sugar taste. Bit floral, bit malty, medium bitter development. Finish is sweet with cherry note.
Iphonephan (6044) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle at The Sovereign in Georgetown. Pours a mostly. clear reddish gold with a pinkish head. Aroma of cherry. Flavors of tart cherry and bitter lemon. Sour, bitter finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4461) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure what vintage this is but served in a snifter it pours a lovely ruby red with a light pink head. The aroma’s quite different from other krieks as it delivers the same cherry and oak as so many others but I also get a distinct odd caramel like quality. Fairly full bodied with a dry finish that follows a hit of sweetness. The taste starts off sweet cherries, then musty oak, some cloying sweet cherry syrup before ending very dry. It’s pretty good though I feel there’s something a bit off with the aroma.