sawbuck (319) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice cherry sweet aroma. Deep orange red color. Fresh sweet fruit up front. Cicely balanced with dry sourness that is very palatable. Dry tart finish that is refreshing.
Calisky (634) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur brune, reflets rouges, très légère mousse. Nez de cerises sucrées, note de vinaigre. Gout fort sucré de cerises, notes vinaigrée et vieux fruits. Plus sucrée et moins acidulée vinaigrée qu’habituellement. Mais on sent les "vrais fruits"
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at t’ Zand hotel in Brugge. Dark red, clear, with a pink bubbly head. Sweet a bit liquory, light cherry flavour, and has a bit of body to it. The aroma is lightly of cherries. This was pretty pleasant, and had a bit more about it than your usual kriek.
RussianDragon (456) - - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fireworks. Pours a clear dark ruby red that was headless by the time it arrived. Aroma is cherries upfront, with notes of other dark fruits. Flavor is dark cherries, cherry juice, and other sweet complex notes. Sourness is overall muted, this is mainly a fruit beer. Medium bodied, sweet dry finish. Delicious.
UXO (195) - CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep ruby with an enthusiastic three finger light mauve head diminishing gradually to a half finger cap and moderate sticky lacing. Nose is cherry and malt vinegar with woody and slight funky notes. Taste is well-balanced medium sweet and sour, with little bitterness. Medium body, medium to low carbonation, with a lingering dry finish.
Lots of cherry without being overwhelming, and no cough syrup character. Just enough sweetness to temper the moderate sourness makes this a very pleasant and approachable sour. In fact, I think this is the beer that led me down the path to the true sours. Very good, but a little too middle of the road to be ranked as great.
minutemat (1572) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ White Horse, Parsons Green. Pours deep red, sweet cherry boiled sweets with a sour aftertaste. Tart & sweet, with an artificial cherry flavour. Not my favourite Kriek i have to say.
Valgreen (649) - DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Deep red, big light pink head, nice lacing. Aroma, red berries, cherry, tart, malty, candyfloss, lemonade. Taste, lemonade, red berries, cherry, malty, tart, little sour. Slightly oily mouthfeel, Light cherry aftertaste. Quite sweet.
Habanero (2595) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours deep red with a small pinkish head. Aroma of cherries, berries and caramel notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. medium bodied, oily texture and flat to soft carb. An excellent Sour.
Mittenator (1291) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to respertftw's wife. Cloudy brown with a small head. Tart cherries and sweet red berries. A little sweet.
Emeister84 (960) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tart aromas of cherry and red berries, slight hay. Reddish brown, bubbly. Tastes like slightly chalky, cherry candy. Light-medium bodied, sticky but with clean carbonation.