desurfer (1189) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It's labeled as a Flemish Sour, but it's called a Kriek and tastes like one too. Body is a pale red and the aroma is full of cherry sweetness, not much mustiness. Taste is very tart and bitter, but pleasant and enjoyable.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
All the elements of a top notch kriek are here; quite tart, more sweetthan others, good yeast at the bottom to soften the whole upon warming. The sweetness is a touch sticky and a hair on the liquer/artificial side, and there is subdued "farmyard" brett compared to some other funky ones, but that is just nitpicky. If I can continue to get this a mere 12 miles away on a regular basis than I have a replacement for oud beersel (one of the top krieks ever!). The medicinal (a la Ringo) and iron (a la iwantalambic) qualities are what pushes it over to a Flemish sour?
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A creamy/muddy red-brown head layers the top of the maroon-orange body. Aroma is that of a leather pouch full of mashed cherries, dust, anise, dead pine neddles, and cherry skin. Tart, musty flavours: stone, cherry pulp, iron, more cherry skins, and some leaves. A top notch brew.
caesar (4629) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2005 Dark red color, brownish head. Aroma of sweet cherry, artificial indeed. Sirupy taste of cherry, sweet. I like the ’Old’ Krieks much better.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 Re-re-rate (3.6): The Cuvee Brut version this time. Tasted a lot more like a sweetened Kriek than a sour ale. It’s ok, but not as good as i remember from previous times. Re-rate (3.9): i liked it a lot more this time. Quite sour and complex. Indeed more a flemish sour than i kriek, what i thought before. Original rate (3.3): Dark red coloured, small head. Sweet cherry aroma, bit artificial. Flavour is better, malts and fruits. Average kriek.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pop and carbonation, but miniscule head--of a slightly pink-purple-grey color. The beer is a nice reddish color that virtually chirps "cherries in here!"
The initial nose is tart and sweet cherry at the same time, with a delayed hint of sweatsocks or must.
Taste is very tart and cherry forward--explosive compared to most beers. The aftertaste incudes vegetal flavors, brass, sugar and a pert puckery fruitiness that lingers after the beer is downed.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2001)had for almost 4 months, it made a substantial travel across America and survived. Heather says: " looks like apple cider." VERY cherry. tart, acidic and intense. sour . cardboard and tart cherries. musty and lively. somewhat dry and very acidic
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle December 2002. Reddish brew with almost no head. Cherry flavour with acidic and sour aftertaste. This is one of the best fruit beer I have ever had. I noticed a lot of sediment at the bottom of my glass.
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy red/brown, thick off white head. cherry aroma, slightly musty. cherry flavor, tart, some acidity, not too sweet. liked this a lot, refreshing, need to try more of these
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
37,5mL paper-wrapped bottle: Large off-white head. Light red colour. Acidic, cherries, malty.