BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed deep blood red hued body with a small pink head that fades somewhat quickly to the acid. Aromas are of cherry pie, barnyard, funk, mild plastic, almonds, damp leaves, freshly cut grass, mild oak. Fruit aromas are rich. Flavors are dry, tart, earthy and funky. Cherry flavor is medium (despite the color), but lends a touch of stronger malic acid. Strong funk, mild rubber notes. Puckering and salivating acidity. Some tannin. Medium to slightly lively carbonation.
andrewje41 (1256) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle poured and split. Thanks T. Pours a blood red with no head. Huge cherry pie aroma. Flavor matches. Huge cherry pie filling flavor with a long tart finish. Very nice beer overall. Loved it.
tcon25 (229) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at Beer mongers, really awesome beer hope Andrew enjoined this one dark cherry pour. Love the flavors, cherry raspberry blueberry, amazing Ness.. Awesome... Happy bachelor party Andrew.
brokensail (12886) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Ruby colored beer with a tall pink head. Almost a floral aroma and lots of baked cherry. Sort of a lemon zest and yogurt thing going on. Light funk. Thereís a bit of sweet fruit to the flavor followed by big time sourness. Maybe some rose water? Good balance of acidity and cherry pie. Pretty nice.
Errl (2015) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to mora...pour is red with a fading head..Nose is cherry, syrup, funk, oak, berries...Taste is cherry skin, sweet, cherry syrup,
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light fizzy champagne looking body. Sweet nutty cherry aroma. Fairly sour tart tasting. Some cherry tartness, but overall had more of a champagne taste and mouthfeel.
Bule (1175) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle of 2011/2013. Pours a red color with out much head. Great cherry flavor. Medium sourness. Very nice.
weihenweizen (2156) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 75 cl green bottle poured into a tulip. Dark red with medium red highlights and small pink head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is light cherry, medium body, low carbonation, and little small-bubble lacing. Taste is lighter cherry and somewhat tart. Hoped for more.
Frank (3297) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pretty decent kriek but not quite a show stopper. Itís brown red, very cloudy and almost headless. The aroma on this is wonderful, a bit sharp and funky, lightly fruity w/ notes of hay and sweet spices. Itís good and tart but some sweetness softenes this a little bit and brings out some more fruit notes. This is maybe medium bodied but the carbonation is relatively mild which makes this strike me as a touch watery. Definitely a pretty nice lambic w/ an especially nice nose. I feel likeif this was a little lighter and dryer w/ more champagne-like carbonation, itíd be a real winner as it is, it works but itís not bringing me to my knees or anything.
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage bottling. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger foamy pink head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring fairly quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Very nice color and clarity. Aromas of huge sour black cherry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark cherry, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sour black cherry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Large amount of fruity/acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart black cherry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of black cherry, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and oak flavors; with a solid sweetness/acidic balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, acidic, and tannic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with no minimal present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Kriek lambic style! All around insane robustness and complexity of big dark cherry, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and oak flavors; and nicely smooth to sip on even with the large amount of acidity. An incredibly amazing offering.