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Brewed by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Bellegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kriek Max has been enriched with 25% cherries for a fuller cherrytaste and presents itself at its best when served fresh & chilled.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Consumed at Breakfast time in a hotel in Brussels... It pours clear red with a thick light pink head. The nose is sweet cherry, artificial notes, sugar and Cherry Tunes. The taste is sweet cherry...... faint tanginess, Cherry Drops, cherryade, sugar and light metallic notes. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. A one-dimensional sweet cherry beer, but definitely not the worst out there!

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kraddel (2704) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2013
i did NOT know this was jacobins? always thought this was mort subite or something? aah, well.. i needed 1 more tick... so yeah.. no 665 .. a kriek max ( the onley thing available at that bar i havnt had yet ) as expected, it pours pink, pink foam. scent is very cherry-ish. taste as well. its like you’ve made juice out of a cherrie. so yeah, this namle? its not lying ! i expected this to be sweet, like lindemans, but i dint even get sugary things. no lambic neither. just, and onley , cherries. it was hard to drink this and i couldn’t finish it neither. you get sick of this after one sip, REALY no beertaste, nothing, CHERRIES TILL YOU DROP well, at least, now comes the whale.. THE ultimate beer for me...

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle enjoyed somewhere in the middle of Belgium... Very sweet, very cherry, not sour at all (too bad) - but refreshing all around!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bright red pour with a pink head. Sweet cherry candies on the nose. Very sweet and sugary, a hint of cough syrup, and Ludens cough drops. Tastes like cherry Lifesavers with a hint of sourness. Candy sweetness, mild cough syrup, and tons of sugar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rok1024 (1025) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 2, 2012
Good aroma, appearance, taste and palate. Decent, memorable. Rated from the bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
Clear deep red with a pink head. Aroma is sweet, cherries and almond. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Sweet finish. 190712

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2012
From the bottle. Deep cherry red, reddish, foamy head, cherries dominate the taste and smell, sweetness and a touch of sourness/bitterness. Not bad, not especially great. My wife loved it, me less so.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2012
On tap @ local pub Antwerpen. This is a dark pink one with a bright pink head. It smells as sweet as it looks; sugar syrup blended with almond extract and artificial cherries added some sour herbal additions. It has a soft carbonation level and a really sticky texture in the mouth. Flavors is just as sweet as expected. Lots of sugar added some cherries and almonds. There is also a faint sourness in the background, but it does not balance the sweetens in any way. More like an infection sourness really. Guess it’s drinkable, but not very good. 29.05.2012

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SaintMatty (5078) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle - Red with a pinkish white head. Cherries and almonds in the aroma. Sweet taste with cherries dominating, followed by a slightly bitter and fruity finish. Refreshing, but not to be taken too seriously.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Countbeer (4303) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2012
Bottle: Small fluffy light pink creamy head on top of a clear ruby pink colored beer. Smell cherry, dust, cherry sweets. Taste cherries, sweets, red fruit, light candy sweet, light light hint of something sour. Cherry fruity aftertaste. Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a creamy texture.


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