Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big burgundy body on a pink head. Jolly rancher nose and taste. Very sweet with a little woodyness. Decent dessert beer, finishes with more cherrys.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great appearance with nice pink head, sweet cherry aroma. Very sweet, too sweet for a Kriek and not enough sourness to compensate. A Kriek should be on the sour side but this isn’t. Still not bad if you like sweet...
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a personal favorite of mine, but a favorite of my wife’s. A nice strong head and a very sweet bouquet and aroma. Definitely worth a try if you like sweet tasting beers.
SED43 (23) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely bouquet of fruity cherry malts on the nose. Magnificent pink coloured head with micro bubbled lacy legs on the glass of a flute. Sweet tarts there is no doubt that, thats what sums it up best in flavour. Makes me feel like a kid again ;^) Full flavouring and satisfying to the buds. NIce pleasing and very drinkable solution. Quite and impressionable exlir.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Only my second lambic and my first of the cherry variety. I like the bold cherry aroma with hints of sourness. The appearance is what I expected it to be - clear and red with a pink head. The flavor is sweet up front with a tart, slightly acidic finish. I especially like the mouthfeel of this one - very complicated and I like the interplay between sweet and sour. A decent lambic.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright rosy red color, huge pink head.
Nose is utterly decadent, sweet and sugary, bold cherries, yet also sour, like SweeTarts candies!
Taste: right off, puckering sour, yet also sweet from the fruit, a constant fandango between the tastes.
Full mouthfeel, tantalizing texture.
Tartness lessens some toward the end, and then, it’s pure heaven!
TheBeerGod (5462) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2005 Bottled. Clouded red with a pink head. Nose is an artificially sweetened cherry aroma. Kind of like a cough syrup aroma. Taste is candyish and very sweet kind of like an alco-pop. It’s very tasty, though. Mild tartness. Body is carbonated but lacking typical kriek acidity and has only a faint tartness to it. Finish is leaning towards dry but it is still very sweet. More a dessert than anything.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cl bottle labeled ’Cherry Beer by Lindemans’.
Pours a fine pinkish head on a hazy deep red body. Sweet and full rather candied cherry aroma. Sweet’n’sour heavy cherry flavor. Notes of citrus. More like a fruit beer than a lambic, the cherry note is too artificial. Still tasty and quite refreshing.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle picked up in Belgium. Again, more oversweet crap from Lindemans. Artificial cherry and more sugar than lambic. They make the ’gueuze’ with added artificial sweeter and the framboise that tastes like undiluted fruit syrup also, don’t you know? This is sweeter than even Jacobins or Timmermans.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep cherry with a modest sized light pink head. An excellent looking beer. Laces well and lasts a while.
Obviously a strong aroma of diverse cherries...all kinds....very pleasing with sweet and sour scents as well.
Starts out very sweet, sourness comes out on the mid-palate. Then, a large amount of cherries come in on the finish followed by more sourness. I really like this beer and I am starting to really like the style. This particular one is a little too sweet for my liking. I was looking for more of a deep cherry flavor and a little more tartness. Untraditional, but still pretty good.