FlacoAlto (4139) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled August 2014
A vigorous pour into my New Blegium globe glass produces a one finger thick, dark pink tinged color. The beer is a dark concentrated red color that reminds me of a dark cherry; when held up to the light the beer shows a brilliantly clear, rich red hue. The aroma has a buttery cherry character to it up front, with tart, floral carnation and rose notes to it that dark cherry beers can get. There is a toasted oak character that subtly spices the aroma towards the end.
The beer is quite sour, puckeringly sour even, and a bit one dimensional in the first sip. This has a tannic, tart cherry flavor to it that leans a bit towards sour rose that gets floral towards the finish. The tannins coat the teeth and palate just a bit, and help to provide an extra structure to this beer; at first the tannins seem cherry skin derived, but in the long finish it leans towards a woody oak character. The texture of this beer is full for a Lambic leaning beer, if it weren’t for the solid sourness and tannins this would be quite quaffable though; as it is, this is a beer for sipping and enjoying.
Despite the ample color, this is lacking a juiciness to the cherry character that one might expect. It is quite dry, as compared to the character cherry Krieks from 3F and Cantillon, a touch of sweetness might help here a bit though. Still this is an enjoyable beer that I would be happy to have again.
Foffern (1623) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours a deep red wine color with a dark pink head. Heavy berry aroma with lots of cherries, sweet candy, raspberries, earth, red wine vinegar and oak. The flavor is pretty sour with more cherries, lemon and red currants. Has a slick and silky mouth feel, medium body, and a medium to heavy berry bitterness. A great kriek with lots of cherries, and the aroma is really fantastic.
McWorta (1414) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep cherry red with a frothy small cherry red head. Aromas of cherry predominate with notes of wood and almonds. Light lively, watery-slick texture with a light-medium body. Light cherry sweetness developing a fruity sour cherry note. Lightly astringent short finish.
BuckeyeBoy (5643) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle pours out a purple maroon topped with a pink head. Nose is cherries vanilla barrel sweetness and the classic belg yeast. Taste is more of the sweetness cherries running wild a nice tart funk.
nilsas (3294) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Utseende: Mørk rød.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Syrlige kirsebær.
Hvor: Nydt@Ølsmaking hos Bryne med Untapped gutta.
Medium: Flaske@375ml, ABV@6,6%, Når@31.07.2015
King_Alex_II (1146) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darkest red with pink foam. The smell has a fruit cherry note that is significant different from the chemical cherry flavor. The taste is aggressively sour with the same intense cherry flavor. A little heavy on the stomach though. Sour aftertaste with a calm and dry finish.
SinH4 (2443) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark purple color with pink foam. Beautiful. Sour cherries aroma, some umami, no funk. Cinnamon in the back, cloves as well (in the empty glass they are very present). Taste is cherries, wood, sorta sweet, also umami, not too dry, but sour finish, but it still pulls your saliva. Very different for a (Oude?) Kriek. It has the Mikkeller spontan-feeling (from de Proef?s yeast?), tastes different, more lactic than Lambic, but different and still awesome! Great!
Vighals (2933) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dyp mørk rød med to fingre høyt rosa skum. Kraftig kirsebærlukt, vanilje og epler. Syrlig smak, sure kirsebær og rips. Medium fylde. Lang syrlig, tørr, cherryfølelse. Koseøl.
DocLock (9709) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Capone’s. Pours Hazy ruby with off-white head. Nose is cherry, melon, yeasty cobwebby esters. Tastes tart, with cherry, berry, some earthy and musty yeasty notes.
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capone’s. Cranberry color with small white head. Grapefruit, cherry, tropical fruit, cranberry. Medium sweet and tart. Medium, lightly crisp body. Tastes more like a mixed drink than a beer.