hawthorne00 (3310) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As Kreik des Jacobins. Red with a pink head. Aroma is slightly wheaty, but mostly cherries and marzipan. Soft drink texture. Quite sweet at first, then an underlying tartness creeps up to just about share the honours. The cherries are pretty plain and so’s the beer underneath (or perhaps it’s masked by the cherries). Some herbal notes, not much sign of almonds or apricot stones until it warmed a bit. Really improved as it warmed.
bartlebier (3210) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Newly labeled 33cl bb05/2017, from source during Rondje Roodbruin 2016. - Add to deScription: "Matured for 12 months on oaken barrels. Enriched with 20% cherries." aka not lambiek ripened on cherries... Fizzy ruby purple, decent macropores. Xmassy candy aromas of caramel almonds, cinnamon, clove and cherry - there is a tacky edge to all that. A harsh mouthfeel makes that same cinnamon and allspice attack the palate with less that subtle flavours of supermarket cherry juice and quite some balsamic acids, then a bitter almond finish. - At least not sweetened and quite authentic for the style, if lacking real wild character (short finish).
wlajwl (5431) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is cherries, wood and a small hint of band-aid. The flavor is cherries, fruit, malts, mild/medium sweetness and a long and very tart/sour finish.
superspak (4303) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/8/2015. Pours crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of sweet/tart cherry, plum, apple, lemon, red grape, brown sugar, toasted oak, pepper, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, light vanilla/leather, and yeast/oak earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, cherry, oak barrel, and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of sweet/tart cherry, plum, apple, lemon, red grape, brown sugar, toasted oak, pepper, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, light vanilla/leather, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/acidic tartness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, plum, apple, lemon, red grape, brown sugar, toasted oak, pepper, hay, straw, grass, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, cherry, oak barrel, and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from acidity/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/acidic, and lightly grainy/creamy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good standard fruit lambic. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, cherry, oak barrel, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
b3shine (7737) - Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle to snifter. Looks solid; a mostly transparent cherry with pinkish head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells tart and mildly funky with a cherry backbone that’s borderline medicinal. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly tart medium-bodied mouthfeel. Some cherry jolly rancher on the tongue as well. Solid, but not very good value.
BuckeyeBoy (5170) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle pours out a hazy red topped with a ring of a head. nose is big sweet cherries some light tart notes but lots of sweetness. taste is more of the heavy cherries big sweetness and a little barrel sour.
MetalNHopHead (1204) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 1, 2016
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Definitely lots of sweet/tart cherry and candy-like flavor in this Lambic. Body is spritzy and sour, as you’d expect.
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Cherry, tart.
A- Pink color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Cherry, sweet, refreshing, slightly sour.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, soft finish.
O- Solid stuff. Refreshing, a bit tart, and a decent cherry flavor.
JaBier (6490) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not seeing an entry for Kriek des Jacobins, so assuming this is the same beer. Bottle. Clear red pour with a medium pink head. Aroma of cherry pie, funk tartness and malt. Sweet cherry and malt flavor with a tart cherry finish. Not as sour as Cuvee des Jacobins, but still pretty solid.
fkoolen (825) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Nicely brownish red colour, foamy light pink head. Nicely sour cherries, funky, lightly vinous. Good body, lively carbonation.