FatPhil (12782) - 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.
HenrikSoegaard (12741) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 37.5. Creamy pink good mostly lasting head. Red colour. Powerfull aroma, but not that much dominated by kriek.OK flavor, average finish. Creamy palate. I would have expected a little more of this.
Ratman197 (12680) - 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.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2008 (Bottle) Pours a reddish brown body with a small pinkish off-white head. Aroma and flavor of cherries. Truly a wonderful Kriek, indeed. My mouth is watering right now for another....
Christian (12554) - 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
mcberko (12421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle, pours an odd dark purple-ish brown with a small beige head. Sour fruits, barnyard funk and potent citrus on the nose, like a gueuze. Flavour is more balanced with sweetness than the aroma suggests - with the initial citric sourness being later on balanced by sweet fruitiness. Very satisfying.
Lubiere (12393) - 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.
Benzai (12371) - 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.
bierkoning (11943) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - 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.