shorlin (573) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 17, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting pink/red colour. Low carbonation which lasts a long time. Nice lacing. The aroma is, surprisingly, dominated by krieky cherry. Taste is old sour ale at the start, with a musty finish. Very nice, super taste. Mouthfeel is OK; clean, not overwhelming.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark burgundy color. Medium head, Aroma is slightly sour, tart cherries, touch of barnyard. A medium bodied kreik. Tart, sour and fruity. A very nice malt/fruit balance. Tart without being to sour. Fruity without being to sweet. Very nice beer. Very drinkable. Gads I LOVE this style. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some what musty aroma and flavor. Burgandy colored. Cherry sweet with some sourness. Mine wasn't fresh, debated on whether to rate it or not. I don't think its long past its prime though. Sweet/sour finish. Pretty good Kriekbier
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 1997 vintage: Cloudy dark red coloured. Nice reddish head, that dies quickly. Wellbalanced fruitsweetness med a faint touch of sourness in the nose. Reminds me a bit of marzipan. The flavour is a nice cocktail of sour and sweet. The cherry flavours are obvious but the sweetness is beautifully balanced by the sourness. Has a somewhat watery aftertaste, but still a delicious sourness is present. This is a very nice beer, that I hopefully will sample with pleasure in a somewhat fresher edition.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint aroma of vine . Acidic taste , earthy , sour cherry . Nothing speciall , but if you like sour ales this one for you .
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pungent sour odor - fermented fruit/oak smell. Cloudy deep red/brown rustic colour. Sweet taste. Much sweeter than Belle-vue. Less tart, but still has a slight tart finish. Head retention is generally small.
SteC (131) - Oostende, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer, not too sweet, good aroma, particles of cherry in it. Seems like an honest brew.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable. Cherry aroma with a bit of must. Ruby red with light pink head. A flavour like cherry candy, or tahiti treat. Medium body. Quite enjoyable.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, rhubarb like color. Nose is cherry and some tart impressions. The body is nicely cherried and somewhat tart, but the finish is dry, not in a good way, the flavor kind of dissappears. Refreshing, but lacking in a few areas.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby red in appearance with a good head thet dies much to quickly. Aroma of cherries and oak. Sweeter than some lambics but still plenty sour. Good balance. Dry finish on the palate. A very good expression of sour ale.