joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red coloured with a medium sized lasting head.
Sweet aroma of cherries with notes of marzipan.
Sweet flavour of wood, cherries and marzpan.
Dry and sweet finish.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Sampled at Delirium Café, Göteborg.
Muddy red-ish with a hint of brown. Deep cherry-stone nose, along with a touch of soil. Musty flavour from ripe cherry-stone. Keep the kids away from this!
scotty (1064) - SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superb kriek! Bursts with fresh ripe cherry aromas and flavours. Great fruit and good acidity too! Fantastic!
agl108 (806) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Deep red pour with a finger thick pink head. Aroma is of sweet cherries. Flavor is sour and tart with a lingering cherry aftertaste. Very good but I enjoyed the raspberry sour ale better.
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. 2003 cork. thanks DougShoemaker! pours a rather flat, murky, reddish-brown body. the cherry aroma fills the room - very sweet and juicy along with a light funkiness. sweet juicy cherry body with a soft underlying acidity. I liked this but it’s a bit too sweet at times.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, almost opaque, red beer with a creamy pinkish head which lasted well and left some lacing. The taste might perhaps have had a little more sourness, but I enjoyed the rich cherry flavour and the engaging dryness which eventually emerges. I confess to enjoying the wrapped bottle.
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - SEP 30, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
another chickie beer from liefmans, red w/ white foam, fruity, pungent and sweet.
lamas (1392) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
375mL bottle. 2005 bottle. Best before: January 2015, I believe. Came wrapped and with a different label than that in the picture. A very deep cherry pour with a one-finger thick quartz head. Sweet and tangy aroma is of fresh cherries and lemons, yeast and some vinegar. The flavor is almost perfect. Lots of fresh, tangy cherries and some sour lemon. Tart and sour, but not too much so. Finish is only a little dry with some lemon juice and a hint of vinegar. Just the slightest hint of vanilla and oak gives this the impression that it’s aged and creates a soft and smooth mouthfeel. An excellent beer.
ALLOVATE (2487) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really enjoyed this one, had all the aspects of a world classic and the awards to prove it. Tasted from the bottle into a chalice glass, cool and not cold. Reddish, tawny brown body, hazy, with a short, dense lather of pinkish foam that persisted for the length and left some lace. Sweet concentrated cherry nose, tart, tight and biting; slightly medicinal and herbal with and aged musty note that was truly inviting. Sweet and spritzy in the mouth, delicate yet with a degree of complexity that saw me savour each sip. Quite tart, smooth and creamy once it had settled, cherries are predominant, but there are hints of musty, sour malt, woody earthy tones, stale raspy hops and light fruity esters that develop to full potential as it warmed. Finish is long, tart and sweet with cherries and woody aged notes lingering in the mouth long after I had even finished the glass. Wonder why it took so long for me to taste this as it has now easily edged its way into my ’good-all-year-round’ category. A lovely brew and yet another gem from Liefman’s. (37.5cL bottle, one year old, 2013)
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 Cloudy reddish beer, slightly sour, a little too sweet, some medicinal notes, some liquer like notes, the cherries a pretty dominent with some artificial wierd flavour, some tartness and cirtus,almost no hops in the flavour, a bit thin mouthfil, pretty bad kriek beer.