hopscotch (9744) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours cloudy and dirty-orange with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma offers a blend of raspberries, cherries, breadiness, sourmash whiskey and American white oak. Full-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is fruity and oaken with sour cherries galore. Cherry SweeTarts are the highlight here and in the slowly fading finish. Big thanks to richiesd for shooting me this bottle of world-class beer!
MadIndian (2465) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SJ trade. Bold notes of funky , cherry, wood, berry and apples.
Finish was sour apples and cherry all the way. A great representation of the style.
MotherBrother (773) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour murky light orange, with a small white fizzy carb. Aroma is super funky, sour cherries, sour green apples, horse blanket, wet wood, wild berries, oak, tannins, slight yogurt. Pretty complex.
Taste is pretty darn sour, with faint fruity sweetness too it. some tartness for sure.
Medium/light bodied, with a really lively carbonation. Thanks a lot mr. Hoprider.
czar (4769) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by hoppypocket, many thanks bro! pours murky golden orange, pink tint, with a nice off-white head showing some retention and lacing. spicy cinnamon - which would be a cherry reminiscence, acetic and bile - medium acidity - kind of puckering, wood - leathery bretts, grass, other red fruit traces. lively carbonation, light body, lightly astringent and sour grassy-herbal finish. far from a kriek - more in taste than aroma, but then again, far from what a kriek really is (in general and in details).
Minderbinder (2078) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy salmon with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of cherries, fruits, strawberries, some vinegar. Taste is of cherries, acid, bile, fruits, strong sourness, vinegar, bile. Palate: Light body. Soft carbonation. Overall: A tad acid. Taste is just slightly too much heavy on bile. Somewhat complex.
tom10101 (3162) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750 ml). # 108. Shared by David, thanks! Slightly hazy bright golden/salmon with a small fully lasting white head and little lacing. Aroma is acetic and oak forward with light cherries, vanilla notes and yogurt notes. Taste is also quite acetic and oaky with cherries, hints of cought syrup, vanilla and yogurt. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oak finish. Mouth puckering. Alcohol is well hidden. It suffered of being drank just after some world class lambic (Roze, OGV ’02, Bierpallieter), but it was also weak in comparison to the Veritas 013 we had side by side. Lack of complecity. Not much fruitiness.
Luk_ (217) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful pale red-blond with decent head. Aroma of cherry pie, light spices (cinnamon?), vinegar and yogurt. Taste is very intense. Cherry tartness (citric notes) but there is also some vinegar and bile. Very hard to drink.
Huhzubendah (2738) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is a pinkish, salmon, light golden hue with a large fizzy head that rapidly dissipates. Aromas of oak, cherry, earth. Typical lost Abbey funk. Cherries and earth tones with an acetic finish. Not on the level of Cable Car Kriek, but still a tasty beer.
RussianDragon (564) - - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a hazy golden peach color with fading white head and moderate lacing. Aroma is sour cherries with a slight peach note. Flavor is same with bright fruit tang. Moderate carbonation, sour finish.
jackl (5063) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Deep amber pour with a modest white head. Nose is somewhat lactic. Yoghurt meats peach and red berry skin. Taste has a nice woody presence. Some acidic cherries. Fruit leather sweetness. Mild brett. Light body, active carbonation. Very enjotable.