Gachupines (798) - USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby red color with a thick reddish, white head. Sour cherry aroma with a strong notes of something sweet. Flavor is tart, sour cherry but not overwhelming. Actually fairly easy drinking with a clean finish. A little sweet aftertaste.
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, reddish chestnut with a fairly thick but not persistent light tan head tinged with red. Malty aroma has a definite cherry note and a subtle woody underpinning. Flavor starts with a malty core and adds sour cherry and oak notes. Rather tasty. Texture is smooth and rather firm, if none too fizzy. Pucker up for a cherry good kriek!
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Raspberry-iced-tea-red, totally bright, 5mm of dusty pink head. Aroma, parmasan cheese, raspberry syrup reduction, rubbing alcohol, bitter leaf resin and grass. Body is light, watery, Moderate-to-healthy frothy carbonation blanketing the palate. Flavor of raspberry syrup and light cherry cough syrup. Hint of hay, grass. Light sweetness, not bone dry. Bit of leafy hops and cheesy bitterness. Lacking in spectacular complexity and hop bitterness is a bit much given the delicacy of the style.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle given to me by my brother. Thanks bro! It pours a dark pink color with a pink head. It’s Kriek-y looking. The aroma is fruity with cherries, which is the dominant character. It is also tart with almost a sense of cherry dessert. The taste has some cherries with a light bit of tartness. It’s really a subdued taste for an American sour. That might be a good thing as it does not have much acidity which seems to be the norm for American sours. This would be a good introduction beer for the style though I can’t help but think that this is sorely missing something.
OldGrowth (2478) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. From unknown. Good aroma. Sweet snd sour. Cherry
Sugar. Minor funk. Cleam red color ok hesd faded quick. Minor lace. Spotty lacr. Sour flavor. Light body thin mouth feel. Sweet finish. It’s ok
Anova167 (267) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pink foam on top of a bright red liquid. Funky aroma with a bit of oak. Flavor has a bit of a malt background with pretty strong tartness. Fruity sweetness present in the finish. Pretty good, but I think I would have preferred it as a full blown lambic
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at RBAG 2013. Bright ruby body with a foamy pink-tinged crown. Aroma and flavour are tart cherries, nice enough, but missing greater depth of spice and sour for me. Just okay.
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at RBAG 2013. Red pour, pretty clear looking, the cap recedes quickly leaving a thin ring of pinkish foam. Very light lambic/sour notes in teh nose, some cherry. Taste has tart cherries, quite dry and light, fades out quickly leaving only a trace of sourness. Overall, drinkable, but too light an example.
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into wine glass. Pours a very clear red with a moderate light pink head. Aroma is sour and cherry, slight vinegar. Light sour and cherry flavor up front. Not too strong on the sour front. Mellow cherry flavor. Lightly carbonated with a clean finish. I like more of a sour punch but still a very good fruit beer.
RABinVA (1009) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours pink, pale head with moderate lacing. Aroma is a lot of wood and sugar. Taste is much more sugary sweet than tart or sour. Lots of wood. Easy drinking.