VinegarStroke (365) - Napa, Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (75cl): going to take me a long while to get used to this style. As a winemaker this has almost everything I try to avoid. I suspect this is what the style should look like so I’ve taken it easy in my scoring.
Red brown color. Cloudy and no head. There is a light spritz. Aromatics take the cake. Volatile, slightly mould, must, old oak. Maybe a hint of decomposing fruit. Dry, extremely sour and no bitterness. Medium light palate. Long acid finish. Mousey and dirty. Very old world.
Technically this is faulty and crap. I’ll come back and score again when I have more experience. For the moment it hurts to give this score.
fejez (43) - ITALY - MAY 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled @ Lambiczoon Milano. Tartly refreshing. Cloudy appearence. Very drinkable.
Hamirubi (517) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home (13 II 2016), shared with the Meetjeslandse Bierproevers. This is one of my favoute old krieks, way less lambic styled as for example the Boon brews. It has an unbelievable good scent. The taste is like a young Cote du Rhone wine, with lots of sweet sour notes. The body is fairly heavy with a massive wood character. Sour wine and sour grapes are omnipresent, in combination with sour red berries (red currants). What a nose, what a body, what a character!
Kiezmar (218) - POLAND - MAY 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma: funky, leather, cherries, sourness, oak. Taste: sour, cherry, some sweet, lot of fruits. Body medium.
Mesjasz (751) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice red color and pretty head. Aroma of cherries, funky, wine vinegar. Taste is medium to strong sour, dry and light sweet. Flavor os cherries, leather, barnyard, lemon and vinegar.
sdmmb (1572) - USA - MAR 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 375 cl bottle bought from Malting Pot in Brussels. Tart, fruity dark red kriek.
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danlo (2206) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Red colour, pink foam head and aroma of cherry fruit, citrus rind, barnyard. Taste is sour cherry, grain, vinegar, lemon rind, barnyard notes. Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, tangy tart sour finish. Nicely drinkable.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4182) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hanssens Artisinal’s Oude Kriek 6%
Pouring an orange rose with a sour cherry, lightly oaky and earthy funkiness in the aroma. Smells like it’ll be interesting.
Oaky, black pepper funk and ascerbic cherries with a light acidity on a bright drinkable body.
I like it, it’s edgy enough without getting too extreme plus it is reasonably priced.
wlf (174) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
dark red w/ small fast disappearing head, a lot of barnyard funk, sour smell, some cherry and spices, full thick mouthfeel, average carbonation, very sour, some sweetness, no bitterness, taste of cherries, barnyard, brett, some wood and citrus
Zlotta (1327) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.375 l bottle from ’belgiuminabox’, best before August 2027. Clear, deep red, no head. Sourish-fruity, slightly funky aroma of sour cherries, redcurrant, sweat, bitter almond and oak. Sourish-fruity, slightly funky taste of sour cherries, redcurrant, oak, a bit of varnish and elderberry, followed by a short, very tart, dry finish. Thin to medium body, spritzy and astringent mouthfeel, no carbonation. Due to the lack of any carbonation this feels a bit bland. Taste is still very intense and sour, especially in the finish, but it lacks a final kick. A bit of carbonation would have eased up the acidity as well.
olsvammel (5413) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a bottle shop in Belgium. Fruity and tart smell with cherries. Deep fruity taste, a bit salty with sour backbone. Nice!