Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! This is a liquid sweet tart. Beautiful deep red-brown color small head that shrinks into a ring around the glass. Taste is a great blend of an overly sweet lambic like Lindeman’s and a sour gueze. Very well balnced and easy to drink. Aroma is nicely funky with stinky cheese, sweet tart candy, and a touch of caramel or toffe like sweetness. The aroma induced a flashback of Cuvee de Tomme. Mouthfeel is explosive with fine fizzy carbonation. I’m a big fan.
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 375 ml 2004 vintage, alc. 6% (BBE 2014)
Hazy red-brown, small reddish head. Sour cherry aroma, slightly earthy and some leather tones. Sour kriek flavor but same time some sugar sweetness. Smooth carbonation. Sourish and sweet aftertaste. Very well-balanced and enjoyable brew.
highlandlad (1421) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautifully balanced sour Flemish fruit beer. You could serve this as dessert, it’s so flavoursome. It poured a smokey brown colour with a moderate head of short duration. Strong aroma of sweet cherries, with the vinegary notes typical of the style. Medium-bodied and quenching but with a tart, dry finish. It has none of the mustiness of the Goudenband on which it is based - which is a relief. Lots of sweet and sour cherry flavour before that dry finish. I’m not a huge fan of the Flemish sours but this is a champion. (Bottle, champagne cork)
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intensely spritzy sour cherry lambic with a strong cherry aroma, champagne like texture and appearance, nice refreshing crispness in the finish...wildly all over the map, but pretty good....
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thin head, color is the darkest of brown/crimson color, really a unique color, I was expecting something much lighter in color. Aroma is light sour cherries. Taste is sweet cherries all the way through to the finish, which is sour and just a little bit off (funky). Great creamy, full mouthfeel. This beer is all over the place, but comes out pretty decent.
Homebrewerguy (304) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2007 no date on the bottle, but the beer was pretty fresh This bottle was a lot different than the last one I had of Liefmans about a year ago. This was much less sour as to be drinkable - good actually. Nice lively carbonation and fair cherry flavor was quite enjoyable. My wife hated it though since it wasn’t like a Lindemans.
Dorqui (2116) - Brescia, ITALY - FEB 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium creamy foam of good duration. Red color steals dark. Limpid and little effervescent. Vinous cherrie’s scent. Light and sweet flavor, a lot yielded with alcoholic finish. Perceivable bitter, absent. Balanced and altogether valid.
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear red with thin pink head. fruity and sugary aroma. high carbonation, cherry, sour but at a good level, refreshing and good palate, nice Kriek.
D’un rouge clair avec un mince collet rose. Au nez c’est discret, odeur fruite et sucre. Forte en gaz carbonique, elle offre quand meme une bonne rondeur, elle est rafraichissante, pas trop surette, bon petit gout de cerise et elle est bien balance.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pinkish cloudy rust color. pinkish tan fluffly head that lasts medium. sweet and sour cherry aroma. also slightly balsalmic and very faint yeast and musty. flavor is sweet cherry start, slightly sour. fizzy carbonation. dry push from the back of the palate, but goes quickly.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red/brown with a light pink head. Sour cherry nose with notes of vanilla and oak. The body is cherry also but a bit too sweet and not tart enough for my liking.