Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the 21st Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. Pours a ruby colour with no head. Aroma of cherries, lemon, almonds and oak. Similar flavours and fairly tart with a dry finish. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely lingering almonds.
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft @ WoSF 2012 // clear wine red with no head // smell is awesome sweet and fruity kriek’s, quite fruity // taste-wise, the kriek’s are more mellowed out, reminds me of canned cherries a bit especially the way they are when the pie has just finished, tart, lemon acid touch in finish, maybe hint of wood, wonderful winter spices in the back, simple, effective yummy, much better than their sweetened crap // completely flat, flat-vile
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, DHVL. Pours a flat ruby red body with zero head, looks beautiful and bright. The nose is nicely funky with lots of fresh sweet smelling cherry fruit. The flavor is just lightly tart with minimal acidity. Nicely sweet on the middle, fading to a dry and woody finish. Mouthfeel is fairly flat, but there’s a touch of liveliness to it. Fruity but dry with a slight tannic finish. Very nice starter for my session at DHVL!
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Bazi Bierbrasserie... Poured deep reddish with a thick, off-white head that had a mild pinkish tint to it. Dry, decent carbonation, grenadine flavors with cherry skins, candied malt, loads of sweetness and a tart yeast character. Straight forward, not overly complex but still lovely drinking. Very soda pop in character.
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at DHL, Belgium. Pours a clearish red with a light, filmy head. Tart, aged cherries in the nose. Sharp cherry flavor, quite sour, lightly sweet. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Clean, sharp finish, pretty dry, lots of wood and cherries. Delicious.
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the 20th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. It pours clear deep red, with no head or carbonation. The nose is juicy cherry, marzipan, biscuit, peach, orange and floral. The taste is quite chewy, full of tangy cherry, redcurrant, watermelon jolly rancher and some metal, with a long, dry cherry finish. A great surprise from Mort Subite, probably the best kriekenlambik I had at the festival.
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muffiger, aber auch deutlich dunkler Kirschgeruch. Im Antrunk etwas nach Zimt, nun dumpf, säuerlich und trocken hopfig. Mittelintensiver Mittelteil und Abgang, leicht wässrig, nur wenig fruchtig. Naja... /9/9/9//9
harrisoni (13841) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at De herren van de leidekerck. Clear deep red colour with no head.. Sour funk on aroma. Intense cherries. Some good sourness on finish. Just adorable. So soft yet so wonderful. My kinda kriek.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[3311-20100808] Tap. Rich wood-matured cherries aroma with notes of Belgian yeast. Slightly hazy, dark ruby red body with no lasting head. Muted wood flavour is mostly sour cherry yeast then a few seconds later is a soft cereal finish and lingering aftertaste. Medium-full body is quite sour. Quite tasty, very drinkable.
(@ DHVL, Denderleeuw, Belgium)
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled July 2010 at De Heeren van Liedekercke
This beer arrives from the tap with a dark purple, deep red color. The beer is flat, but there is a touch of a ring head around the edges of my glass. Fruity smelling, though I wouldn’t necessarily describe it as expressively of cherries; this smells more berry like, or perhaps sort of like red wine. When I come back to the nose after a bit I get a floral, ripe cherry note that is now much more noticeable. The cherry derived notes are definitely the dominant character in the nose, but there is also a note of popcorn some how, or perhaps it is a note reminiscent of sweet corn.
The beer is dry tasting and tart with a lactic and cherry sourness to it. Behind this is a note of sweet baby vomit. My second sip has a berry-like, red wine character being noticeable in the flavor. This is quite tannic, though it is not overly astringent. This is not very complexly flavor and more vaguely fruity with some faded cherry flavors. This would be exceedingly light and quaffable if not for the tannic, cherry skin finish.