Lukaduke (1013) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep ruby cranberry color with a strange purplish foam that settles and rings out... Aromas are mostly sweet and sour cherry juice with a bit of oaky earthiness to balance it out a bit. On the palate its predominately cherry but with a nicely lively carbonation and refreshing mouthfeel to keep the sweet cherry juice flavors from being to cloyingly sweet and more tart. Im not getting a whole lot of other flavors other than cherry, maybe a touch of wood and bread but its overpowered with fruit.
chinchill (580) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful appearance with a full bone-colored head over a clear amber-brown liquid. Both plum and cherry in the aroma, with a bit of oud bruin. The flavor is dominated by cherry and is quite fruity yet overall slightly sour with an excellent level of sweetness.
Davros (1477) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red-tinged brown with no head.
Nose shows sweet cherries, a soft funky notes, light sweet malt and faint confectionery. Very enticing.
Quite sweet flavours but with a soft tartness and a prominent funky note. Over-ripe cherries are the main show.
No carbonation, with is a big disappointed as the beer seems cloying and feels watery.
Very drinkable, would have been great if it was carbonation.
The_Bish (863) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Fighting Cocks, Moseley. Clientelle at Fighting Cocks is apparently professionals who don’t want to grow up, I figure that’s why my companion was to be found there.
ShivanDragon (482) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012 Royaal kriekenaroma met toetsen van hout en amandel. Zuurzoete aanzet, fruitige smaak die eindigt in een volmondigheid
Marduk (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Deep dark ruby red color. Tiny head. Cherry ovewhelms aroma in a pleasant way. Cherrystones, sour, sweet flavor. Well balanced and nice beer.
Palme (2250) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.375 corked bottle. This is a clear beautiful deep blood color-red one with a small and slowly sidesticking - fading brown-pink head. It smells really good this one. Sour lemons, tons of sweet cherries, green grass, wood, sweet strong strawberries with a little hint of dishwasher dispensers - that actually feels really integrated and belonging. Impressive. It has a nice little almost fizzing carbonation level at first and a good almost sticky-oily mouthfeel. Tons of cherries here alright! It’s woody and a bit sweet also. More wet green grass, soft gentle lemon hints and a light dry finish. Really cherry-infused all the way. Enjoyable. 01.09.2012
sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep dark brown with no head. Aroma of sweet fruit. Flavour is sweet fruit (berry) with a sweet, dry aftertaste. Not particularly cherry.
MaartenRF10 (1175) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy red brown, kriek like, pinkish head. Rather sweet, with cherries and only moderately dusty. Fine body and carbonation.
CraftBeerNick (411) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Windsor Castle Hotel, 10th September 2012. Pours a rich red brown, nice fruit aroma and some yeast. Flavour is sweet and sour, very good balance and tasty.