MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2001 bottle. This comes off smelling like a really raw lambic with a hint of cherries. Look of a nice red amber with no head (on a 2001, what else would I expect.) Bitterness is a really nice wild yeast and has some malt and cherry. Quality brew, but shows a bit of age.
Lubiere (10842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear cherry red with rosée head. Cherry pulp aroma with sour notes. Rich in sugar sweetness with light cherry, and ginger and vanilla notes, good bodied. The best of the 3.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
wow this is sour, poured dark with a reddish hue, nice big pink head, aroma of fermented cherries, and wine like carbonation. intial taste was a lot to bare, real sour, but it lightens up the more sips you take, not a bad beer, but i wasnt to impressed.
Sten (695) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red colour The 25cl bottle is more sour than the 37.5cl corked one (that one is more sweeter). A aroma of real cherries (not an artificial aroma), they didn’t add to much sugar. A really good ’kriek’. (Bottle 25cl,corked bottle 37.5cl)
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
one of the best kriekbeers i’ve had. nice vineous character with a somewhat dry palate. aroma: cherries, woody, wine-like(sherry). taste: sourrish, sweet(maybe too sweet), cherries, woody, acidic. lovely!
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Brugge. Beautiful ruby color with a thick pink head. Sour cherry aroma with a little funkiness and fresh mown grass. Flavor is sour and funky, with tart boysenberries, very vinous, flowers and wheat grass. Light body and tickling carbonation.
Dorwart (2423) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle form 1985 courtesy of willblake. Sour cherries, grapes and alcohol in the aroma. No head and no carbonation. Dark red/amber in color. Flavor is pretty mellow. Sour with tons of floaties. Sour, tart finish with a pretty dry palate. Will have to try a fresher bottle when I get the chance
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottile from 2002. Strong cherry and vinegar aroma. Murky reddish brown color. Headless. Sour cherries and a little bit of something medicinal. Unusual beer, but the medicinal aftertatse doesn’t hit my palate right.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish amber with very little head.
Aroma is strong of cherries, with wood and vinegar type scents.
Taste is acidic, with cherries and a little burnt wood. Taste definitely gets better as it warms. It went from like a 3.0 to 3.7 just with the warming process!
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml. corked bottle. Murky brownish red color with no head whatsoever. Sweet cherry aroma with hints of wood.
Flavor was a bit of a let down. Lots of cherry flavor, but it reminded me of cherry cough syrup. Absolutely no carbonation. A bit of wet cardboard in the aftertaste. I’m assuming this bottle wasn’t in perfect condition, but I remember having this beer a few years back and having a similar reaction.