marcus (7222) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours red with a pretty pink head and a raspberry aroma. There is an earthy raspberry and pale malt flavor with a long dry bitter finish. Not delicate like the good Belgian krieks, but still a worthwhile quaff.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep red pour with a small pink head. Aroma is primarily of cherry skin with a light funkiness. Most of the funk is earth, cheese, and must. A touch of oak and even some sweet grape juice. A little vinegar, too. The flavor has lots of cherry sweetness, mild tartness/vinegar, and some oak. Moderate funkiness in the form of cheese and must. Might be a little lemon peel in the background.
77ships (4858) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thx! to Bart for this one // 375 ml. bottle tastes alongside the Spontangrape @ Delirium Hoppy Loft // 7.7 % Kriek “lambic” brewed by the Proef for Mikkeller // label is pleasing, same design as the others of the series, more of a cranberry hue // nice design // poured in a Martin’s IPA teku // appearance of this one is absolutely stellar, incredibly bright ruby, head is small, pinkish & bit sad but the colour of the beer itself, damn that is bright // smell is unfortunately a bit light, not picking up much, some light cherry (not kriek) grenadine, candy sugar, hint lemon acid & dust // taste is very simple lemon acidity, very straightforward, reasonable level of sourness, very light barnyard, wood, some minor cherry grenadine thrown in the back, ridiculously simple attempt at a kriek lambic, lambic are probably the most complex beverage known to man & given how one note, simple with a dash of cherry grenadine in the end this is, yeah, this dull dude, dull // Grape, basic, cassis were also very simple & basic but given the fact that the kriek is just some minor cherry grenadine in this one, feels like an incredibly week attempt to copy Cantillon Kriek // I am convinced now that these “lambic’s” were made using bacteria’s in order to mimic the real one, the lack of complexity is yeah … // sour beers is an art & Proef is technique which doesn’t work in this uncontrollable style & this kind of shows it // his oud bruin beers are supposed to be pretty nice (Proef), I don’t really know where they were going with this one // oily, quite well carbonated // acidity remains in the mouth // don’t see much aging potential, expect this to just go even further down the hill
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cherry, barnyard, grass and hey in the aroma. Dark pink, pink head. Lacking in sour- and acidness. Tasty though. Maybe a bit too young(?). Good Kriek though but was expecting more
ClubGonzo (4521) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Deep clear dark pink, small pink-hued white head. Nose is cherries, unripe apples, rubber and grass with hints of unripe banana, as well. Taste is tart cherries, citrus peel, lemon juice and hints of horse blanket. Crisp and fresh mouthfeel. A nice kriek.
ej (917) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pink with a nice light pink foam
Slightly sweet with cherries in the back. Some Subdued sourness with hints of hay.
Sourness giving way to cherries and hints of citrus
Light body, soft carb
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 375ml (Beer Hunters)
Deep bright red color, small pinky head. Barnyard-bretta tart nose, cherryish. Light to medium bodied. Tart, fruity, almost mellow cherryish flavor. Good kriek, not over the top, but good.
SaintMatty (5779) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml Bottle (O’Connor’s, Uppsala) - Red with a pinkish white head. Cherries, almonds and must in the aroma. Tart and tangy taste with fruity cherries and almonds vying for attention. Tart and dry finish.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Jesse. Thanks! Clear dark red with a fizzy white head. Sweet cherry, candy sugar, and alcohol aroma. Very bright lively palate. Tangy sour tastes of cherry and lemon with some candy sugar sweetness and a dry fruity finish.
Camons (7112) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Dan’s place, Denver. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of funk, oak, pepper, light sweet cherries. Taste is sour with sweet and tart cherries, funk, aok, pepper. Thin body, soft carbonation, dry finish. 220212