leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet, tart, glacé cherry aroma with a clean acidity and an extremely subtle light grain note.
Beautiful deep ruby red with a pink-hue head with extremely good lacing and persistence at the right level.
The flavour is bold with cherries and sweet but balanced by the refreshing acidity. There are subtle grain notes and a deeper complexity to the beer with gentle woody and light almond flavours.
Perfect level of carbonation, fairly high and fine with a substantial substance without detracting from the beer’s refreshingness.
One of my favourite fruit beers. So refreshing whether cold or not so cold and excitingly complex and yet not at all heavy or too much. Fantastic.
klm1 (813) - - MAR 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2016 Pours dark copper, clear, with unstable pinky foamy head.
Visually medium carbonation.
Aroma: cheery syrup, tart cherries, hint of grape, wood, vanilla. Flavor: intense fruity, with notes of cheery syrup, cherries, invert sugar, grape, hint of vanilla...palate: firstly fruity sweet, slughtly sugary, then steps forward gentle tartnes, which lingers in dry finish.
Body is moderate medium, texture is soft, carbonation is medium.
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Alcostock in Tallinn (€ 2.79). 2015 bottle. Pours ruby red with a slight coppery hue, the head’s pinkish-beigeish white, retains well and laces well, too. The aroma is sooooo good... sweetish sour cherries... and what more do you want, that’s it. Tastes very (sugar powder?) sweet upfront, with the acidic tartness gradually building up. Creamy soft mouthfeel, somewhat sticky, albeit with an abrupt, blandish finish. Otherwise absolutely excellent. I love Krieks like this. I wish we had more such options here in Estonia.
liquidbread86 (129) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish in color with a fizzy head. Slightly sour and sweet at the same time. Kind of like a sour cherry juice with fermentation.
WaddlingPlatypus (64) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Dark red in colour with a fizzy head. Sharp on the nose with an aroma of vinegar, and soft on the palate with a cutting cherry flavour.
Lambister (425) - FINLAND - FEB 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Aitana Room Mate 14/02/16, Amsterdam. Dark red color, white head. Nose has tart cherry notes, sweet caramel, some sour notes. Nice sweet and sour cherry taste, some other berries too. Lengthy multidimensional finish.
Barrracuda (42) - AUSTRIA - FEB 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
New 0.33l bottle: Fruity cherry aroma, tart acidic, sweet. Intense complex fruit malt aromatic.
SeniorZozo (1037) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red with moderate grey head. A: funky cherry, yeast, wood. T: very tart cherries over some sweetness and oak. Good.
Gaelic (140) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red brown cherry coloured beer. Percect balance between sourness and sweetness. Nice smell of cherry’s. Kriek is not my favourite kind of style, but
this is different because of lack of extreme sweetness.
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
31st January 2016
Almost clear dark cherry red beer. Decent and vibrantly pink head. Palate is light, mildly dry and has good fine carbonation. Rich sweet and sour cherry. Maraschino cherry - zippy. Seltzer. Light finish. Cherry zip lingers on. A little one note but that note is a great one.