RichTheVillan (2124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear red pour with white/pink head, sour aroma nice sublte taste of cherry really good.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Cloudy reddish with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Wheat, sour cherries, lemon zest, tart green fruit, funky yeast, sourness, barnyard funk, acidity, funky yeasts.
T - Sourness, sour and black cherries, tart green fruits, lemon zest, wheat, funky barnyard flavors and yeast, acidity, lactic acid, oak, vanilla.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, funky, sour, and lightly sweet finish.
D - Very tart and acidic. Nicely balanced and good kick.
thornecb (4164) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep ruby into a snifter. White head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Sour cherry aromas. Sour with stale cherry and mild cherry vinegar. Lasting chalky finish.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle from Binnys SL (Chicago, IL). Cracked on a nice Friday evening. Pours a gorgeous glowing reddish pink hue, dark with just a kiss of haze, rich reddish and pink glow, berry crimson elements are quite striking. A frothy offwhite with a touch of pinkish hue head atop dies to a good filmy layer, laces well. Aromas are distinct cherries, a bit of vinegar. Tart and tannic skin with a bit of oak, straw, lactic acid. Lemony, a bit more funky than it’s counterparts. A touch of Luden’s as it settles. Straw, funk, and mellow soft malts. Initial is lighter end of the fold, firm cherries, cherry skin and fruit. Tartness, a but of red wine vinegar. Gentle sweetness, pie cherries, and a touch of Luden’s cough drops. Gentle sweetness, pie cherries, bready malts, straw and dryness into the middle. Oak, funk, lactic qualities as we work our way into the back. Dry and lactic on the palate at times, cherry sweetness and odd Luden’s quality at others. A bit lactic and dry into the finish. Oaky, gentle sweetness, lingering sharp lactic elements and bretty cobwebs. Overall, I thought it was solid, but those Cranberry and Redcurrant versions Derek shared recently were considerably stronger offerings.
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a dark ruby color with a good amount of head. Tart malty cherry flavor with a quick finish.
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby red, slightly cloudy, slightly pink head; aroma of cherries and funk; sour cherry flavour, very sour, but not overly sharp or tart; dry, slightly bitter finish; good kriek, would be improved immeasurably if accompanied by some food - preferably a sharp fruity dessert.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7oz bottle. Poured a reddish color with a pink tinged head. Aromas of cherries, berry skins, some funk, and some yeast. Tastes of tart cherries with lighter funk.
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Skunky funky sour cherries on the nose. Cloudy red, thin pink head. Cherry and banana flavor. Surprisingly bitter and less sour than excpected. Finishes with smoked meat.
kraddel (2433) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tastes very soft, sour, straight ( light) cherrie aftertaste. good one, but doenst beat the spontanframboos !
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is tart/sour fruit and a small hint of mustiness. The flavor is very tart fruit, an undercurrent of malts and a small hint of sweetness/mostly sour finish.