joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red coloured with a small pink head.
Acidic aroma of wood and lactic acid.
Acidic flavour of wood, cherries and vinegar.
Too acidic for my liking.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark auburn colour with a light chill haze. There is actually very little head, almost none. A very tart aroma, light cherry hints with some barnyard inklings and a hint of leather. A mouthfilling tartness at the front with a semi-sweet cherry beginning. Hints of leather at the back - dries off with a mouthwatering finish. A great fruit lambic - top notch.
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy burgundy color, paling to a golden at the edges. Modest carbonation, small to no head. Aroma strong, some leather, cherries, maybe even apples and cranberries. Flavor: acidic doesn’t even begin to describe this! Quite sour!! Easily the sourest beer I’ve had, puckering and eye watering. Dry tart bite in the finish; causes a little indigestion on an empty stomach. Fun but limit yourself to one glass! (I tackled most of the 750!)
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep burgundy red, with very little CO2 and a quickly disappering head. The aroma is packed with marzipanlike cherry aromas, dried fruits and some madeira notes as well. On the palate the beer is extremely acidic, lots of horseblankett flavours and again madeira notes. An extreme kriek- not for beginners.
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(375ml unlabelled bottle with a red chalk mark, bought in 1996) Cloudy amber colour with a tiny fizzy slightly off-white layer. Acidic vineos aroma with traces of horseblanket and only a shy fruity nose; cherries are hardly detectable. Initially a very short sweetness that harms the sharp sourness a bit. Very sour taste but well balanced with its fruitiness of small apples (as used for Cidre or Applewine). Lasting tart and vinous finish. Better digestible as the Oude Gueuze from Hanssen. Thanks to pivnizub for sharing.
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (bought 1996): Amber to red coloured; thin foamy off-white head; typical horse -blanket nose, acidic with a tinge of cherries; starts fruity and also surprisingly sweetish, but quickly arrives the heavy acidic flavour, some fruity notes (green apples?); tart aftertaste, only slightly bitter; the initial sweetness makes a highly quaffable, well rounded and well balanced brew. Very good stuff !
shadey (1896) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange red color. Sour aroma that tickles the notrils. Tingly mouthfeel with plenty of full flavored sour cherry. Very enjoyable. I shared this bottle with five friends and everyone enjoyed it.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tan-red in color, sour cherries in the nose. Sour, wood, tart, cherry. Softly carbonated and smooth on the palate.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 13, 2005
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2005 I gotta say so far it is not going well. I have a pen in the bottle which is half way frozen from 40 min in the freezer for instant chill. Dark orange with no head, leather and dust pretty aweful. As another ratebeerian put it, "It smells like scary dick cheese." Aroma is rubbery almost burnt tire. Flavor is definately sour and tart.....cherry. Wait I must say highly sour and the palate is sour too like a warhead. I figured the aroma out. It is simply burnt vacuum no question about it. Oh god the aroma is aweful. Must have been the terrible start to this one. TART as shit!!! like mustard!
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled, 0.375l) Hazy red color with a smallish, tight head. Slightly sour, but also sweet cherry aroma. Sour and acidic, crisp cherry flavor. Medium-bodied, semi-dry, sour palate with medium carbonation. A crisply sour, fruity and quite well-balanced kriek.