ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 bottle (I think). I was going to save this for a while, but after reading an article posted here regarding drinking this particular lambic with a steak, I had to try it. Pours out a red color without much of a head. Smell is mostly cherries with hints of oak. Taste is very similar, thick with cherries and rich with oak. Very good Kriek actually. And the article was right, it went with the steak very nicely, the salty steak balanced out the tart sour flavor of the lambic. Nice pairing, that I would have never considered had I not read this.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml corqed bottle. This on e really had to open up. Majorly musty. After some time, it is now good. Ruby garnet with little bubbles. Yeasty, grainy, tart, fruity. Apples and citrus, Of course, tart cherries. Tart and sour. Cloying yet easy.
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sour, slightly funky and just a hint of cherries. As it warms up, it becomes a little more drinkable but still very acidic on the palate.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 750ml corked bottle.
Pours a deep reddish coppery brown with a thin ivory head. Head goes away quick and the beer is very still. Smell is strong brett. Aggressive funkiness. Some tart cherry in there but quite frankly itís hard to find. Just big sour barnyard funk.
Taste assaults the tongue with a tangy fruitiness. Very sour. Some light funkiness. Some fruity apples in the tongue. Shockwave after shockwave of sour. Medium bodied with a tart and funky aftertaste. Not that drinkable but a quite interesting beer to say the least and it grows on you nicely.
Iíve had this bottle in the cellar for almost three years and Iíve had it fresh. I donít remember it being this agressive. For fans of sour lambics, I can say this seems to turn into a beast in the bottle if you lay it down for a couple years.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2010 Not sure how old this bottled was, but Iím guessing it was aged for some time. The cork came out with almost no pop. The pour brought out only a few tiny bubbles. The aroma was horseblanket, slightly cheesey, with lots of lactic acid. The flavor was very dry, dull lactic acid that became very bright at the end, with some dull muted sour cherries. The mouthfeel was light with nearly still carbonation. I will try to find another bottle and rerate. 7/2/7/3/12 = 3.1
rerate, 4 years later, after having this a number of times in between... shut it, better late than never.. Nice fresh cherry note in the nose, just a tad medicinal. Starts of sweet, but quickly dries out, lots of very tart cherry, some cotton candy sugars, cheesy, yogurt funk and a touch of almond. Finish is extremely dry. Very solid.
microakes (159) - CANADA - JUN 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. this one even SMELLS sour. Light red colour, with a well carbinated look. Sour in the refreshing way you expect from lemonade. I like this one.
harrisoni (15664) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Reddy orange colour with no head. Sour cherry lambic farmyard aroma. Really good integrated fruit and tart lemon/cherry finish. Very nice, if a little (i.e. a lot) tart.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish pink color with no head. Blast of sour cherry aroma with a little bit of horseblanket funkiness. Tangy cherry flavor is ultra sour with no fake sugary sweetness added. Most of the cherry is in the middle, sandwiched by sourness at the start and finish. Sour taste lingers for a couple minutes after every sip. Delicious.
asheft (2761) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Vinegary, horseblankety, cherry-strawberry with malt coming in late along with barely perceptible noble hops. As the beer warms the cherry aroma becomes more prominent. Almost clear, raspberry juice apperance with only a bubbly head that formed from the pour and not from the almost non-existant carbonation. Flavour: like biting into a sour strawberry; vinegary cherry with little sweet tingles that sparkle on the tongue. Very dry and mouth puckeringly sour. This is a bit of a young bottle. Light body and not enough carbonation (barely any, in fact).
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[bottle from beers of europe] Aroma is cherry skins, horse blanket, woody, acidic. tickley carbonation with a dry and very sour finish. Great Stuff.