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Brewed by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste (Bockor)
Style: Fruit Beer
Bellegem, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kriek Max has been enriched with 25% cherries for a fuller cherrytaste and presents itself at its best when served fresh & chilled.


brokensail's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, 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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (7587) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
1/IV/16 - 25cl bottle from the supermarket @ home - BB: 16/VI/16 (2016-299)

Clear bright red beer, big fizzy irregular light pink head, unstable, dissipates quickly, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of cherry candy, syrupy, little funky, lemony. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: cherry candy, very sweet and sugary, pretty sourish touch, lemon juice, citric acidity. Aftertaste: more artificial cherry syrup, pretty citric, sourish, bit sugary. Not as bad as I had feared, still not much to do with original kriek thought.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (6451) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2016
What a lovely and tasty ale at only 3,5%. Full of flavor and very balanced.
Dark red color with a nice pink head. Rich and nice aroma. Medium body and a fine smooth carbonation. A nice mellow sweetness. A bit oily texture. Rich and yet mellow and balanced cherry flavor. Also marzipan and almonds.
[Bottle from Ølgaarden/Gulating in Fredrikstad, Norway]

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (6232) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2016
250 ml bottle, from Matkroken Stokka. BB date 15.01.15. ABV is 3.5%. Dark red colour, moderate to low pink head. Lovely aroma of sweet and sour cherries, cherry kernels, almonds / almond essence / marzipan. Sweet flavour with loads of sweet and sour cherries, also hints of almonds. Too sweet, but still a guilty pleasure to drink.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hopverdju (347) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2016
Rood bier met rijkelijk roze schuim. Geur: Zoet, kers en de geur van de rode snoepjes die wij poepkes noemen! Smaak: zeer zoet, kers en de smaak van poepkes met een vleugje zuur. Medium koolzuurprikkel Afdronk: zoet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjogro (1908) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
At Maakun’s. Bottle. Dark ruby. Sweet cherry candy, boiled cherries, sugar, marzipan. Taste is very sweet. Fizzy carbo. For this kind of sweetened kriek it’s very decent. No artificial sugarflavor for a change.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maakun (2706) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to Sjogro. Deep red with pink head. Sweet cherry soda and candy, like those hard cherry drop candies mostly. Really not much else there, maybe some marzipan. Taste is sweet with a very light tart touch. Medium bodied. Very sweet but no bad notes or something.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1300) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2015
25cl bottle. White medium foamy head. Red dark clear color. Aroma is candy cherry, nettles. Taste is sour with cherries.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBlessing (663) - Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2015
Rötliche Farbe Schaum ok, Geruch fruchtig Kirsch, Geschmack süffig nach Kirsche leider etwas süß mehr Saft als bier

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrNosha (1343) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2015
25cl Flasche. Dunkelrote Farbe, rosaner Schaum. Starkes süsses Kirsch Aroma. Geschmack auch sehr fruchtig, aber für ein Kriek zu süss.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Wischylini (230) - Grimstad, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2015
Pours dark red, with no head. The aroma is very simple, and is dominated by cherry cola and almonds. The taste is so overly sweet that it feels like drinking a soda, and there’s neither bitterness nor any sour taste present. The mouthfeel is average, and the carbonation is medium. Resembles and alcopop more than a kriek, extremely one-dimensional.


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