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

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
How bad can it really be? If I go in wanting fruit juice maybe it won’t taste too bad? The real question is what was I thinking, but it was late at night, the only nearby open beer bar was this docked boat floating in the river, what else was I going to do.

Despite expecting it the cherry character is just screaming from the aroma; fake, sweet and with a huge aspirin like quality, the fake cherry cough syrup character is almost overwhelming. It reminds me a bit of Capri-sun cherry “flavored” drink. In some ways it actually smells more red, than it does of cherry, if that makes any sense. And there is a sort of play-dough like aroma to this beer somehow too. The flavor is much the same, with some definite aspirin like notes in the finish. The beer feels viscous and syrupy on the palate, but because it is just juice it is actually somewhat refreshing; sort of.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tuevo (16) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2010
Deep red colour with a small pink head. Strong and very sweet taste of canned cherries is a bit artificial. Taste is sweet, sour and full of cherries. Too light body, almost watery. Very refreshing summer beer but nothing special. A little bit too artificial for me. More like cherry limonade than kriek.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Um, it’s cherry soda. Just kidding, sort of. Has a nice aroma of cherries and almonds. If you’ve had a Luden’s cough drop, this is it bottled and carbonated. It’s pretty thin and pretty sweet. Fun to try though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - APR 25, 2010
Pours a ruddy clear color with a pink tinged 2 finger head. Not the most complicated of lambics, it is an easy drinker with a nice sweet vs. sour ying yang thing going on with the cherry. Some almond notes in the aroma, finishes sweet and a bit sticky.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pours a deep red with aromas of sour, light cherries. The body was medium and was sour, tart. Thin and watery in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14015) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Draught at ZBF 2010. Clear deep reddish - pink head. Lots of cherries & stones, strong almond and marzipan aroma, marzipan taste, fruity, high red berries, light sourish notes, freshness, thin finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Draught. Red coloured. Unclear. Dense red head. Dense cherries, almond and sweetness in the aroma. Flavour is sweetish and full of cherries. Sugary almost like a sodapop. LIght grape notable. Medium bodied. Sweet and almond dense end.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (22274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Draught at ZBF 2010. Clear red coloured with a small pink head. Sweet aroma of cherries and marzipan. Sweet flavour of cherries and marzipan. Sweet finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
foodtraveller (61) - BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2009
Cherries, sweet, carbonation .... there is not much more to it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
proesti (58) - Lille Nord, FRANCE - NOV 16, 2009
Intens red colour with pink mousse. aroma is like cherry candy with sweet and sour nose. Taste is more like limonade with fruit flavour. When served very cold on a hot summer day it could be OK.


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