Lukaduke (2923) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty much everything I want in a oude kriek but with a $11 price tag ! Damn, this is perfect chugging funk. Nice carbonation throughout, soft cherry fruit, earthy pits, funky barrel character and bright acidity but not throat burning like some krieks these days. Pretty happy with this and took it to my dome at work one day while trying to decide just how many cases I should purchase !
Bacterial (2764) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a wonderful find for $11! Deep red pour, dark, almost purple, really nice color. White head that disapates quickly. Nose is tart cherry with an underlying funk. Great taste here: Cherry skin, lemon, funky goodness. 7% ABV.
joeneugs (5451) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml. bottle. It pours a deep, blood red color with a fizzy, pink head that disappears in about a minute. The aroma is potent with cherries, both sweet and sour with some mineral water, mild funk and cherry skin. The flavor is awesome with authentic sweet and sour cherries, cherry skins, mild funk with hints of phenolic bandaids in the finish, but its very light and actually adds to the complexity a bit. The body is pretty rich and juicy, which is probably my favorite part of the beer. Strong acidity, but it’s balanced really well by the fruit character so it’s not hard to drink a lot of this. Dry, sour finish. Love this stuff.
smith4498 (3477) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear ruby red color with reddish purple head. Tart cherry and funky aromas. Sour cherry, oak and funk flavors. Medium body with average carbonation.
umich03jm (3377) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is huge cherry skins, moderate funky yogurt, oak, vinegar and light blueberry. Tastes great. A tad astringent but it’s still great. Moderately sour. Acidic cherry skins, yogurt, red grapes, vinegar and leather. For the price this is hard to beat.
GothGargoyle (2300) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby with a small pink head. Aroma is funky cherry, rose, lavender, hint of African violet. Light bodied, funky on the palate with a dry, earthy finish. Taste is sour cherry, cherry pits, hint of cherry pie, red currants.
ajnepple (4835) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared, purchased at Wilbur’s Total Beverage. Clear reddish appearance with a small head. Sweet and tart cherry aroma. Similar flavor, sweet, tart and fruity cherries, a little more sweet than sour. Nice puckering mouth feel. A little one dimensional, pretty good overall.
Rubin77 (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
F: quite big, pinkish, very quick diminishing to long lasting film fragment.
C: dark reddish to brown, hazy against the light.
A: sour, cherries, brettano, tarty, lactic, woody, dusty, light leather.
T: very sour, almost no sweet tones, tarty cherries, woody, leather, old well, medium body, good carbonation, quite complex with minimum sugar and that’s is great, 0,75l bottle 2014 from Delhaize, worth to try.
Holmen2 (2715) - NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at Mandagsklubben 11.04.16. Slightly brown head. Sour aroma, with sour cherries, farmhouse and sour horse pee at first. Aroma of sour cherries, brett and a hint of umami and smoked malt. Very complex. Sour, dry and astringent.
Beerman6686 (6116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured pinkish ruby red with a pink head. Aroma was of tart cherries, light funk and mineral character. Flavor was way more tart than expecting, cherry forward for sure, finishes quick and dry. Tasty for sure.