Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle from the LCBO. Unmarked, but wrapped in nice decorative papaer and corked. Poured a murky purple colour, with a pink head that died pretty quickly. Aroma of cherries and wheat. The flavour reminded me of a cider, because the fruitiness of the sour cherries gave way to a nice dry finish. A nice beer, but not something I’d usually go for this time of year, and at $5 the price is a bit on the steep side.
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 mL unmarked (paper-wrapped) green bottle. Translucent purple-brown with a small but persistent pink head. (No lacing.) The aroma is sharp and filled with tart cherries. The taste is great - the cherries are real, not maraschino syrup. And quite tart, leaving a lovely, full, lingering aftertaste. Finally, a fruit beer I like!
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 375ml bottle, no labels on it, wrapped in paper. The cork has "2007" written on it, which I guess means you can age this, but I’d rather just have it now. Pours a murky ruby colour into my snifter, with a medium sized pink head. Aroma: cherries, alcohol, wheaty malts, some yeast, and something sour. Taste: Wow, sweet and sour to the max, loads of cherries, wheat, a touch of alcohol. The sourness eventually fades and some sweet malts and fruitiness takes over in the aftertaste. It’s a neat little beer. The alcohol flavour seems to take away from the other more pleasant aspects, at least in my opinion.
pootzboy (1691) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murkey ruby-brown ale with a modest fluffy cap
Aroma: wonderful blend of tart berry fragrances and musty blanket odours..excellent
Favour follows aroma with other nuances essentially tartness from lacto tastes and berries fight candi sweetness to find balance and the tartness wins out marginally.
I don’t like sweet krieks but as a commercial effort this is the best.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark burgundy red with a lightly pink head that slowly dissolves into nothing. The aroma is mainly dominated by cherries and sweet perfume. The flavour is sweet, and sour, with a good bold cherry flavour, much like a sour cherry sucker. All and all, the best sour ale, and the best fruit beer i’ve had so far. A tasty beverage.
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fine beer. Again, foreign, but full of flavour. A’ve ’ad i’ on dwaft an’ i’ was even betta! Twemendous beer, What! Smoov, cweamy, fwuity; a fwisky little dwink.
boobunny (8) - Getzville, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on draft a few times this month. It has an excellent cherry taste with a champagne-like character. Extremely elegant, and one of my favorite choices. Not too sweet, not too sour: a perfect holiday blend.
Funknmilla (737) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown with a dirty pink head, cider appearance, smells like a Flemish more than cherries, but cherries are there, a pleasant medley...yummy, a nice flavored Flemish...good effervescence, small bubbles...tasty finish refreshing yet malty, a creamy light paste left in the mouth...slightly one dimensional, yet balanced, its good I like it... thanx Wayne
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Excellent fruited lambic. Much preferred to Boon Oude Kriek that seems to receive higher marks. Overall, the best fruited lambic I’ve had. Highly recommended!
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 Classic city brew fest. Can’t read my notes other than cher.. and sour. Must have been pretty tasty - I gave it fairly good #s.