mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with no head, flat. aroma is sour cherry, lemon, funk. Taste is very sour, vinegar, sour cherry, funk. palate disappointing as had no carbonation. Have had better.
kraddel (4396) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage looking label. Glad I found this ( in the US )
Pours dark , unclear red , no head amazing cherry scent . Sweeter than the regular.
Taste is sharp sour . Bit wattery , but with a whole lot of cherry goodness ! Intense sour, almost like Oudbeitje . Cherry is actually in the back , while the taste itself is thin . The fact that it doesnt have any carbonation doesnt help ;)
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like the style and like this type of cherry. Only had a sample of this so hard to compare it favorably to the regular kriek I’ve had larger portions of. Quite tart and oaky. Medium sour, and body. Quite fruity.
Bill Becker (486) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A small pop when I pulled the cork out, it pours a very dark...very dark red that almost looks black. A bit of foam here that has a decidedly reddish tint to it.
The smell is very sour, sour cherries and vinegar mixed with some oak barreling vanilla notes but that is pushed way to the back. I’m surprised I noticed it.
Super wine like flavours going on with tannins jumping out at me. The cherry tartness is very tasty, don’t get a lot of vinegar at all, some oak vanilla, super tart in the finish.
Medium bodied with SOME carbonation, light it being.
Hey, guess what? I dig this. Another enjoyable brew from Hanssens.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
38cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, thx alot to Pieter for bringing this over!, complex sour Kriek, sour/fruity and slightly woody, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive!
Tonkun (977) - 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 (3461) - 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.
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Served in a tumbler:
Hazy red. Thin white lacing.
Aroma is tart, yoghurt, cherries, toilet, hint of raspberries, wild yeast, wood, quite nice.
Flavour is wild yeast, wood, light funk, light barnyard, some cherries, yoghurt, manure, light rubber.
Aftertaste is manure, wood, wild yeast, yoghurt and cherries.
Low to no carbo, watery tart light dry mouthfeel, good medium bodied.
jlruthven (583) - 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 (6246) - 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 (882) - 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.