Christian (11981) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep burgundy with a lasting little pink head. Aroma of cherry and other berries, with funky earth and cellar notes. Dry and slightly tart flavour of cherries and black currant with hints of earth and wood
FatPhil (11817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Ratings is a composite of four tastings:
(7:4:8:4: 14=3.7) 2012-09-28 - after pissy lagers, this crisp woody red plus sharp fruit is a winning combo
rerate of (7-4-7-4-13=3.5)
375ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Hugely cherry aroma. Fairly lively palate, not harsh. Gloriously tasty - so easy to drink. Hugely cherry taste. Pure natural fruit - beautiful fruit beer. Crisp and cleansing on the palate.
jtclockwork (11786) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light red in the glass. Nose and taste of cherry tart and sour. Rated 10/19/2000
Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle 2004 vintage poured a clear rusty red with a large, lasting pink head. Aromas of sour cherriesand a hint of vinegar. Palate was light bodied and tart. Flavors of sour pie cherries with refreshing tart finish.
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma is acid, with some great berries too, overall nice.
clear red,no head,
flavor is fruity, a little sweetish, nice,
palate is too bubbly as i see it,
overall a good one, i’m getting used to sour beer as i try more and more.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-pours a diminishing thin light than head and reddish brown color. Aroma is sour fruit-cherry, yeast, secondary medium malt-bready. Taste is tart/sour fruit-cherry, yeast, secondary medium malt-bready/caramel, sweet. OK effervescence. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.
thewolf (11644) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought @ Kolding Vinhandel.
Pours a deep red-brown with a small fizzy head that soon disappears. Aroma is quite subdued. Naturally slight tart cherries appear, some oak, some barnyard, some dirt and a dose of sweet caramel. Lightly oily mouthfeel despite a relatively high carbonation. Flavour is light tart cherries, some sweetness, light oak, light liqourice and a finish with heavy sweet caramel (which surprised me). It is tart, yes, and dries out my mouth to perfection, but it ain’t no geuze, so this might appeal to fruit beer lovers as well as lambic lovers. Wonderful.
Lubiere (11586) - 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.
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 From tap. Sweet aroma with lots of cherry juice. The taste is a fine mix of sweet and sour. It seems a bit articifial, because cherry juice is used, and not whole cherries.
A pleasant beer, but certainly not a classic, as it was in the 70's and 80's. In the mid 80's a pub in Breda one week per year served Liefmans kriek straight from the wooden cask.
Re-rate: bottle. No head. Strong cherry aroma with some oak. Sweet and sour flavor with cherry juice and a bit of an alcohol burn. Full bodied and syrupy. Lovely beer.
Benzai (11332) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very nice dark red color, but that’s about it. Don’t like most fruitbeers and this was no exception unfortunately. Too sour.