Dorqui (1768) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red color shining a lot fizzy. Compact foam. Aspect much limpid one. The cherry scent is indeed intense and wrapping, much perfumed and delicate. It seems to be a fizzyjuice. Unusual but decidedly good.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite good for a commercial ’kriek’, pleasant non-chemical aroma, sweet, but not sugary, only very limited sourness.
Bov (8158) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
3.2% version - one more beer from this crazy cherry juice trend ... - clear reddish in colour, giant unregular and pinky head, nice lacing, strong nose of cherry-sweeties with notes of wet haye, very sweet, slightly sourish, the finish is long and shows more chery notes - a bit cloying due to an excessive sweetness; I’m not convinced
Ungstrup (26244) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A red beer with a small collapsing pink head. The aroma is sweet with notes of cherries. The flavor is also sweet with strong flavors of cherries, but only hints of sourness, before a slightly dry finish sets in.
Hildigöltur (5106) - København, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very red coloured. Not too artificial cherry aroma. Nice flavour with quite some sourness and acidity for a commercial kriek. Surprisingly good.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful red colour with a milky white head. Extreme, almost artificial, aroma of marzipan and cherry. Very sour flavour of citrus and sour cherries. Sweet and sour palate.
bierkoning (8951) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Somewhat artificial cherry aroma. Sweet with a strong cherry flavor. I can even taste cherry pits and dust, like in a real (oude) kriek. Better as expected.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby red, almost blood like. Aromas are cherry so stong that you can smell it a street away with the bottle still unopened. Phew. Cherries are again to the fore in flavour, cherry drop sweets to be more precise. This is packed full of flavour, even if those flavours are a little artificial. Strangely enjoyable.
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright red. Bright pink head. Intricate bits of lace. Smells and tastes like cherry juice with a very slight tang. Still, despite its simplicity, I can't help but like it.
bartV (3) - woking, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2003 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good attempt to launch a sweet cherry beer to compete with alcopops. However, to my opinion too sweet and the flavour is far too 'bubblegum' for competing in the real cherry beer category.