DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was expecting less than I got here, not being a fan of sourpus, dry geueze and lambic. But this kriek is sweeter and more mellow than Cantillon, which for me is good. The brew pours a nice amber with a definite reddish hue. Very prett, with delicate carbonation and a good, fizzy head, that eventually diminishes. I smell woody, cheesy, cherries with maybe a dirty sock and a used band-aid thrown in. Lotsa cherry flavor, surprising maltiness and hints of mint and herbs. Though sweet, there is a distinctly, sour lambic squeeze of acidity about midway through and into the finish. This is a nice lambic for folks like me who get a stomachache thinking about Cantillon, and love Flanders sour red ales.
mikeq215 (40) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark red with little head. Smells and tastes of sour cherries. Tart, but still very drinkable.
Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 25th May 2011, courtesy of tdtm82. Bright, slightly hazy red. Nose has vinegar, tar, glace fruit. Just a teensy teensy bit sour... makes the previous beer taste like pear juice.
hammerhead01 (35) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. Pours dark red with no head. Tastes and smalls very sour. The most sour Kriek I have ever tried. The taste of cherries is present and is quite good. Nice Oude Kriek
hirigalzkar (2109) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweeter, but also more sour compared to Cantillons kriek. Big strawberry notes. Maybe not as complex and deep as other offerings, but sure drinkable and nice.
finol (1973) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep red.
Nice fruity brew with a good balance between sweet and tart.
tricksta_p (623) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of ripe cherry and funk. Aroma of tart cherries. Flavour is very sour. Rather dry. Very impressive.
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
375 ml bottle. Ruby red with a slight haze, small bright pink head. Aroma of bitter almond, cherries, piths, light acid and some compost notes. Taste is fresh, acid, mild ammonia notes, faint fruit and some solvent.
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, rating #3333) pours a murky ruby colour with a frothy pink head. aroma of cherry stones, custard and barnyard, quite funky, with notes of lemon juice, earth and orange peel. flavour is quite sour, with big notes of lemon juice, some more barnyard, acetone, kiwi and only the lightest hint of cherries in the finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - FEB 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Birra intrigante e seducente come il canto di una sirena, ti avvolge con la sua sinfonia di ciliegie abbandonandoti in un limbo di acidità travolgente e pervasiva, piacevole come un sogno idilliaco. Una kriek davvero impeccabile. Hanssens è un vero maestro.
Peter_L (465) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från SB. Körsbärsröd vätska. Doft av körsbär med tydliga inslag av stall. Syrlig smak av surkörsbär. Mums fillibaba.