haukur (1270) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 remarkable aroma, reminded me of cherrys (ofcourse), jello and candy with a little ale smell to it. Superb taste, sweet cherry taste.. I liked this very much... this is my first Kriek, and I loved it, so maybe I´m overrating this a little bit, but hey.. I thought it was great [re-rate]on further inspection, this is a cross between soda and beer, the carbonation is overwhelming, not a elegant kriek but this is something I like very much
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2005 The beer is. . .red? Wow they werent kidding about the cherries. It smells like sweet cherries, which is good but very sharp and sweet.
Let’s get this over with. Cloying, sickeningly cherry flavored. DID NOT FINISH. wow. way too sweet cherry flavor. Has lindemans heard of the word SUBTLE? The worst crime was that behind the huge overpowering cherry flavor, was a wonderful sour yeasty lambic taste that tried to peek through but was crushed in a bloody violent cherry sweetness. I suppose it goes over better with the right food, but come on, does it need this much cherry??? no. Maybe it needs to be cellared for about 20 years. . .
GregClow (2858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich ruby-red colour with a large pink head that quickly recedes. Strong cherry aroma with hints of malt and red wine. Flavour starts very sweet - almost cloying - but it turns pleasantly tart towards the finish. Not an everyday beer, but on this hot summer night, it's going down very nicely.
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big pink head after pour. Definate cherries in the nose. Sweet and fizzy on the tongue, with just a hint of sourness from the lambic that beyond the fruit. Nice, lingering acidic finish.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 Delicious. I had a large bottle of this along with some imported Gruyere cheese, and the combination was really enjoyable. I have finally developed an appreciation of good fruit beers, and I really like this one. Re-Rate: I have grown to love this beer so much that I raised my initial 4.1 rating.
TChrome (1415) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is a bit too much like a cherry soda compared to some other cherry lambics. Flavor is nice also, but again very much more like a cherry soda than a well developed lambic. This is not a bad brew, just doesn't have the depth of say a Belle Vue Kriek.
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice Kriek that is stronger in cherry aroma than some others. Very nice mix of sweet, sour and brettanomyces taste combined with the ripe cherry. Not a session beer but a refreshing beer on a hot summer afternoon when you want something different.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red color, pink head. Strong sweetened cherry juice aroma. You can smell it metres from the glass. Lots of cherry juice in the very sweet flavor. Some lemon sourness to compensate. It's impossible to taste the lambic that is used. Still, the beer tastes OK, like cherry lemonade can taste well on a hot day.
SecretSquirrel (20) - Sheffield, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Marmite of beers - you'll either love it or spit it out in disgust. Worth a try, definately - although I think if I were to drink more than one bottle, I would have serious acid indigestion from the strong cherry flavour. Not to be confused with silly teenager's alcopops however, this is a real beer, not just alcoholic cherryade. Certainly interesting and pretty reasonable for those "I fancy something different" moments.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very refreshing brew. A little syrupy to make it useful on a hot summer day though. Interesting taste (very sweet from start to finish). Cherries are almost overpowering sometimes. The only complaint I have about this beer is that it seemed to have a soapy nose. I'll just have to try it again to make sure it wasn't my glass!