Sebilinz (500) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice amber red body with nice white head. Aroma is sour marzipan and hints of cherries. Taste is sour with some cherries. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some fruit. Nice one.
Marduk (2717) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2x 330ml bottle, BB2020 and BB2022 comparison. Both have nice red ruby color. Although no proper head is formed the young one draws a fizzy mickey mouse shape thingy. Or is it heart? Alcohol is well hidden in both ones.
BB2022- Cherry, juicy, bit of horse and sweetness in aroma. Cherry stones, raw sour taste.
BB2020- Rotten leaves, vinegar in aroma. Acidic, gooseberry, touch of cranberry in taste. Watery palate. Where are the cherrys?
Numbers are according to one I like so thats BB2022. BB2020 would be 0,2-0,4 lower score.
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 Glass 1: BB2022 (7:4:5:3:12=3.2)
Opened hinting at creating a worm. Clean sweet cherry aroma. Slightly watery palate. Odd bitterness, like cherry stones. Bit boring, cherries not so good. A little messed up, and not so good.
Glass 2: BB2020 (6:4:6:4:13=3.4)
White peppery aroma. Gooseberry fruitiness. Nice sourness, touch of apricot, some odd waxy retronasals. Then a grapefruity citrus finish, later apricot again. A bit messed up but not so bad.
Conclusion: Cherries young are the best in the aroma, but the taste isn’t so great, and it matters not when it fades with age. I guess I prefer the sourness and the apricot of the older one. Would chose older rather than younger any day. Most disappointing of the Spontan* series.
Peter_L (750) - SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Ölbutikken. Lätt rödfärgad vätska med lågt skum. Doft av körsbär och jäst. Syrlig smak med metal i avslutningen, lite tråkigt. Lite mer bett i syran hade varit önskvärt.
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 in Oct. 2012. Pours a slightly hazy bright reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice cherry fruitiness, tart to sour fruit, mild + funk, woody notes, dry at the finish. pretty solid stuff.
MunBro (354) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured a darkish red color with a massive foam head that took forever to die down. Aroma of cherries, oak, vanilla, spices. Taste was INCREDIBLY bitter, sour, and funky. I spent $8.50 CAD on a bottle and poured it out after 3 mouthfuls. Will stick to Liefmans Cuvee Brut - where the brewers actually know how to properly age beer in wood and correctly balance the ingredients and flavors.
tom10101 (2758) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (375 ml). Bright burgundy with a medium mostly lasting off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is of cherries, light funk, light spices, cheesy notes and wood. Taste is of cherries, light spices, mild funk and light herbal finish. Light to medium body. Medium to good carbonation. Slightly dry finish. This is a really good authentic Kriek. Great balance. Really fruity. Not extremely complex, but more than enough to be enjoyable. Another nice one from the Mikkeller Spontan series.
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small format bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker red with a pinkish head of foam. Aroma is funky and acidic with plenty of cherry influence. It tastes more like the wood it was aged in than anything. Lots of vanilla influence. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 375ml. It’s a dark red beer producing a pinkish white head of two finger height. The aroma has artificial cherry, cherry pits and almond. Some lemon hints in the flavor, else it’s the same almond, cherry pits and artificial cherry found in the aroma. It’s dry and lightly tart in the mouth, pleasantly carbonated. A pleasant and tasteful one, but I’d rather pop a Payottenlan kriek. 130607
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky red from the bottle with fluffy off-white head that leaves nice webbing. Aroma is funky yeast, wood, musky grapes, slight tart cherry and sweet fruit. Taste is a little less impressive, but it’s all still there. Quickly tart middle, ends funky and dry, medium carbonation. This is pretty damn good.