ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for the unavailable in ’Murrca surprise! Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game.
A: Pours a dark plum color with a shit ton of ugly sediment floating about. The head is an awful looking lavender film floating on top of the brew with big bubbles and general ugliness.
S: Very earthy, to the point of being ’dirty’ smelling, almost even fungal. Light cherries and acetic tartness comes through in a timid manner.
T: It’s far more tart in the flavor profile. This one starts with cherries briefly - then BOOM! Acetic, vinegary sourness bombards the palate - I’d reckon the balance is 85% tart, 15% sweet cherries. More of the earthy qualities from the aroma appear later on to finish the brew off. Shame it came after three excellent gueuzes, because this one really spoke to my sour tastebuds very well. It just couldn’t measure up regardless.
But compared to the fruity, Arbor Mist-esque (artificial) sugar bombs Lindemans is wont to creating, this is a damn godsend.
M: Not as dry as the gueuzes I just sampled - but just as tannic, if not moreso. As such, it comes across a little harshly. If anything, aging this should give it a more delicate subtlety to the palate qualities.
O: I love the sourness this is providing. If I didn’t just have a trio of quality gueuzes, this would probably score a little higher, as unfair as it sounds. A year of age should round out some of its rough edges a touch.
skuro (5) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 785cl. Pours dark, opaque ruby with a generous head that irremediably goes away after short time. Strong lambic aroma, mold, barnyard, hay. Taste is citrus, lime, very astringent, almost no sign of cherry. Overall a very nice lambic, even if the taste is not much in fruit / kriek style.
ruigo (613) - PORTUGAL - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a 75cl bottle from Delheize (Luxembourg). Pours a deep red colour with a pink-reddish head. Aroma has notes of cherries, fruits and deep sourness. Medium carbonation and medium body. Flavour is deep sour with almost no trace of the fruits. The first sips are ok but after a while the sourness turns to be too much. But overall I enjoyed it.
racaille (9) - - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
1.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pas bon du tout. Trop sûr, presque inbuvable. On dirait que c'est une bière pour la cuisine mais pas pour boire. Elle est chère en plus. J'était vraiment déçu.
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep ruby, three finger light pink head.
Smell very funky and musty. Light candy, cherry flavor.
Taste very tart, very acidic, some complex oak going on but mostly just tart and acidic.
Very nice. Possibly and improvement over regular Cuvee Rene
freretoc (166) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bu en canette de 75 cl, une jolie couleur rouge et une mousse toute fine mais magnifique. Cette bière est fantastique et incroyable, c’est pas première vraie Kriek bue, une acidité forte aucune amertume et le côté cerise qui sort en fin de bouche, tout celà dans une durée qui s’étend longtemps.
Jultsu (38) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
todella kuiva ja hapokas maku. jälkimakuna sitrusmainen kuivuus. hyvin erikoinen maku. muutaman voisi juoda saunajuomina.
Meilby (5518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml @ home
Pours red with a pink head. Aroma has notes of cherries, marzipan, funk and sour. Taste is light sweet and medium to heavy sour with a very dry and sour cherry finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is fizzy.
Swaroga (944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Red cherry with a rose head.
NOSE : cherry, tart, citrus, apple, wood.
SIP : Moderate carbonation with medium body. It strikes with strong sourness flavored with fruits like cherry, seeds from citrus and apple. The background tart is overpowered by this almost acid like, strong presence that lasts until the end. It’s complex fruity flavors fuel the sour notes but also reveals the bitter ones on the end.
OVERALL : since I’m not a fan of strong sour taste, I add honey into my Lambic and it marries extremely well. It doesn’t hide the complexity of the lamic.
birrabona (197) - ITALY - OCT 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red , without foam . Freshness of acid lambic . Sweet cherry . Light alcohol . Persistant . Absolutly to try .
Ludvig (98) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good cherry flavors. intense cherry with a almond finish. other stone fruits are present. this is a cheap way to get my fix of kriek beers! very good indeed!