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

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RATINGS: 152   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2231) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2009
Red coloured beer with mediu pinkish coloured head. Sweet cherry aroma. Full palate. Finish is sweet sour nicely balanced ending in a sour aftertaste. Nice one for a fruit beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tlind2 (1130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2009
250 ml bottle. Deep red color, pinkish head. Slightly sour, candy aroma. Blackberry and cherry flavor with a touch of malts in the finish. Medium-light body, medium-high carbonation. Not the most natural kriek Iíve had, but itís not cloyingly sweet. Better than some, though still a far cry from Cantillon.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2009
(25cl, BB 24/09/10) Pours a red body with a small pinkish head. Aroma of canned cherries and almonds. Flavor of cherries and corn syrup with a soft mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2009
330ml bottle (K CM, Kammpi)
Deep red, fizzy pink head. Dark dark cherry aroma. Very simple modern kriek taste with a bit of a beery backdrop, but only slight sourness - barely a hint. Perfumey cherry finish, some paperiness too. Oddly, I disagree with comments about the artificiality of the fruit - I feel like Iím drowning in real cherries. Itís the beer that needs to be called into question, in particular its lambic nature. Easy to criticise, but actually goes down pretty easily. Too sweet - that goes without saying, surely?

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wim (2738) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2009 dark red coloured body with a pink head a sweet candy cherry aroma a sweet cherry little soury taste with a cherry little bitter finish

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle @ ít Brugs Beertje.
Pours clear red-golden with a medium, creamy, pink head. Aroma of almonds, light sweet cherries; no tartness. Medium carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Very sweet flavour, light dryness, but almost no tartness. There may have been cherries here at some point.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2009
25 cl bottle, bought in OOstende - shaed with Roger. Blood red color, pink head. Aroma is cherry, and kind of metallic. Flavor is sweet cherry and almond-essens. Almost too much, but I can drink it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bontus (632) - Flanders, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2009 Bottle. Pours red. Aroma of sour cherries. Too much dominated by sour and sweet. Very unpleasant aftertaste. Too thin bodied and unbalanced flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6602) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
Red coloured and clear. Has a pink head, mostly lasting. Aroma has notes of cookie and cherries. Flavor is moderate acidic. Dry texture.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle from my local supermarket. Dark rose colour, pretty much red with fluffy pink head. Very fizzy. Aroma is cherry of course but a hint of apples/cider. Lacking any real character and the palate cleansing some good lambics have. Had worse, had much better.


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