Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy red pour. Cherries, lemon peel, tart, oak, yogurt. Medium to full body. Tart and acidic. Awesomd
rodenbach99 (4164) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ The Ginger Man à Manhattan. Une bouteille. Un liquide rouge qui ne mousse pas. Un nez très acide et une bouche qui l’est tout autant avec ce qui ressemble à des cerises. Une vrai Kriek pour homme dans la plus pure tradition, sans blague.
jlruthven (607) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Brasserie V. The cork slips out with zero pop. Pours clear deep ruby red, no hint of carbonation. Nose is tart cherry, deep, lemony funk, wool, hay, iron, hint of sulfur. Taste follows, with some yogurt notes and hints of almond from the cherry pit. Tasty, unique.
b3shine (8048) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle to teku. Looks decent; still though. A slightly hazy dark cherry with razor-thin lacing that dissipates after the pour settles. Smells good; tart, oaky, and funky with a nicely balanced cherry presence. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel that would be better with some carbonation. The cherry is more sour on the tongue than the nose. This is one of the best Hanssens I’ve had. I don’t normally enjoy still(er) sours, but this one is complex enough to enjoy without much/any carbonation.
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright bright cherry color. Sour tart flavor. Very pure cherry flavors blend well here. So dry. So good. The perfect style. Very sour. Very quenching. Very good beer. Always a fan of the brewery and this quality has come to be expected.
koleminer20 (2400) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. Vintage 2011. The pour is a beautiful light ruby color with a light pink, quick fading head and no lace. The aroma is definitely sour cherry kriek. The cherry really pops, and the sourness isn’t really overbearing. The flavor is much more sour than the aroma leads on. The cherry comes through in a light, yet really great mixture through to the back end. The mouth feel is a little thin and syrupy with a minimal carbonation. The aftertaste is beautifully tart and cherry, and lingers nicely
mcberko (14016) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle at Grote Dorst, pours an opaque cloudy pink / ruby red with a small bubbly head. Nose brings out loads of intense cherries, signature Hanssens funk, and more cherries. Flavour is intensely funky for a fruit lambic. I’m sure some of the cherries have fade with age - not sure what year this is. Other than funk, there are smooth cherries that round out the palate. Mouthfeel is very smooth and restrained, nearly flat, since it is a kriekenlambik. Excellent stuff.
Ferris (12419) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Funky tart cherry and a bit of acetone. Pink orange with no head. Lots of up front tartness with a vinegar finish. Cherries are there but lots of tartness dominates.
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of tart cherries, baby diapers, lemon, and a a touch of musty basement. It pours hazy orangish-red with a minimal pink head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet cherries. The finish turns to heavy sour lemons with a hint of vanilla. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
Tmoney99 (13338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle. Poured a clear red color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate cherry yeasty aroma. Medium body with a dry texture and lively carbonation. Medium sweet & sour flavor with a medium sour finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations.