poisoneddwarf (1676) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 oz corked and caged green bottle. I see no vintage; the price tag on it says it came in to Enoteca in April of 2012, so it’s probably a 2011 vintage, but who knows? Pours cloudy ruby-red with a quickly-collapsing pink-white head; leaves a ring of big-bubbly foam. Aroma consists of cherries, cherry pits/almonds; nice-smelling, although not quite as assertive as the Cantillon I drank before this. Taste is much more sour and acidic than the Cantillon; lots of cherry flavor. Carbonation is almost flat, finishes dry. Overall, I liked the Cantillon better; it was better in every category, from aroma to palate, but the carbonation was the real clincher--the lack of bubbles made this one especially inferior to my tastes. Still, this is not bad at all--I probably would’ve rated it higher had I not just drank the Cantillon before this.
koleminer20 (539) - 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 (5934) - 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 (2922) - 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 (4580) - Brownstown, 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 (10408) - 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.
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Tart Red Cherries, Red Plums
Appearance: Ruby Hue, Passes Mild Light, Almost No Head, No Lacing
Taste: Red Plums, Cranberry, Mild Tart Pie Cherries
Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours murky, deep maroon brown with essentially no head or lacing. Aroma is very funky, musty, barnyard, sour cherry, Flavor is quite tart, big tart cherry, dried cherry, vinegar, with a cherry skin, dried cherry, oaky, tart finish, and a mildly sour, oaky aftertaste. Pretty intensely sour, nice cherry flavor. Soft carbonation, medium light body, slightly dry and mildly astringent finish.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
small corked bottle .. . pours a very deep ruby .. . mouth is still .. . quite the sour beast, raspberry and dark cherry .. . tangy, nice lambic- to bad about the price .. . . Amber Alert again? How often does this girl get lost?
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours red cherry stunning almost purple, aroma of cherries, nice sweetness, strawberry, wax and wood, flavor is sour with cherries, wood, almost spicy acidity, lemon and green tea, almost full bodied, great
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No bottling date I can find.
Appearance: This pours a beautiful garnet to purple hue with no carbonation shown. It looks like a Cabernet Sauvignon to me. Very nice color.
Aroma: The aroma has a big airy dryness I find hard to explain, it smells like fresh air at times while smelling cherry juice. Interesting, very enjoyable.
Taste: Big cherry acidity throughout with a dry and lingering finish. The way this tastes is similar to how I view cranberry juice, sweet quick intro with a progressively tart flavor and a dry finish that lingers of light tartness. Well done.
Palate: Flat, like cold juice.
Overall: This is pricey as heck, but it’s a solid beer. I would recommend it, but I feel that it should be a result of running out of new sours in your area. This is too pricey compared to other great sours in my distribution.