JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with clear red shine; thick creamy head with pinkish shine, dissipating. Nose of cherry (ever so slightly syrupy), wood, woodstripper, vinous. Taste of cherygums, syrupy; woody undertones; very, very slightly bitterish-tart. Medium-bodied, refreshing. Acids, bit of vinous alcohol. If only this cherry-chewing gum flavour could be more palatable - this would be quite good still. Go search for the draught unsweetened version.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
fermented cherry nose with a very soft hint of yeast. deep grape-cranberry body with some initial white head which immediately disappears. sweet beginning with a tart-sour finish. some cherries and fruitiness with out tasting like cherry soda-pop. fruit flavors include green apple, black grape and even some blueberries. very clean and refreshing with a defined cherry finish. nicely done.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A red-brown body with no head. No lacing.
Cherries in the aroma. Some sugary sweetness in the aroma too.
Tart cherries. Sweet and sour pork sans pork. Is there wheat in here too? Cherry all the way through but balanced.
Champagne-like carbonation. Smooth, rich palate.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed the tartness of the cherries along with a fermented sour background taste. The beer wasn't much to look at, being a dull read color with not much head.
EKGoldings (523) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Strong aroma of cherries. Tart, cherry taste mixed with clean lambic flavors. Dry stem with oak and leather. Quite a different animal from the Lindemans which has a fresher cherry taste but is not as complex.
nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good cherry fruits nose. Blood red colour. Cognac flavours and cherry with a dry finish. A great kriekbier.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is dominated by cherries with a little sharpness and good portion of sweetness. The color is deep red but it has no head. The flavor is rather sweet with a strong cherry presence and a slight sourness. It ends on a dry cherry note. A good beer - but not the best Kriek I've had.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2003 Sweet cherry aroma that demands a first sip, but first things first, the head is pretty small and disappears fast, but plenty of CO2 bubbles come from the bottom like there's no end. Sour in mouth, but even sweeter than tart.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bubble gum/cough drop aroma, a nice cherry. Dark red with hints of brown, nice dense white ring of head. "Happily rough" appearance, says Duff, but "sad, depressed" says Silktork. To each their own. Lots of carbonated life and an interesting, though not mind blowing beer. (on tap, White Horse on Parsons Green, London)
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2005 Bottled. Cork topped bottle, without label - wrapped in tissue type paper with logo etc on.
Bottle says 6.0%.