motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled. probably the best new belgium beer i’ve tasted. pleasant cherry yoghurt and yoghurt aroma. plenty of sweetness - cherry cordial. some lambic tang but also weird citric stuff. just too sweet
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a reddish hazy color beer with almost no head or carbonation. Aroma is limited to some sour cherry. Taste is quite simply the Boon Kriek with something else (I guess I should call it the NB ale) added that seems to offset some of the sourness. I thought the idea of mixing lambic with another ale was something new and was looking forward to this experience. After trying this, I wondering if maybe we shouldn’t touch or tamper those wonderful lambic. Overall, this is not bad but doesn’t bring anything new to Boon Kriek.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Red coloured. Sweet cherry aroma. Ridiculous extremely sweet flavour which kills the lambic complexity. Notes of marzipan. This is waste of lambic in my opinion. Frank Boon’s own Oude Kriek is superior to this.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine pink head on a clear red body. Quite full and somewhat candied sweet cherry aroma. Flavor is of sweet cherries but has a good sourness in the end. Very flavorfull and smooth. Not at all like the tart Belgian lambics, but as a fruit beer it is very nice and tasty.
omhper (18367) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2004
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, thanks Dr.Bill!
Cloudy bright red. BValsamic black cherry aroma. Fairly sweet, light bodied with clean rounded mouthfeel. Lightly lemony finish. Nice aroma, but from there on it disappoints - too sweet and lacking in character.
crazyvin (1805) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Truly effervesant! red in color tart on the nose. Flavour was tart, tart enough for me to smack my lips but not too tart. Needed some malty grain like notes for me to give it a higher rating.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
looked like strawberry Kool-Aid.Pink head.Lots of bubbles,resembled champange vs beer.But it did look nice!!Nice nose!! Man this is a beer that you really can enjoy with your nose between sips.Lots of cherry and strawberrys of the nose.Taste even more complex then the aroma.You wouldexpect the taste to be sweet but they have managed a wonderful blend of sour, musty yeast, and fruit that is quite nice.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strawberry red with red tinted head. Very sour kriek nose. Not as souur tasting as the aroma suggests; a bit stale on the tongue. Not as fruity as would like, very effervescent; would be great out of a champagne flute. Extra points for concept
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful strawberry color very cleat with small bubbles and fine champange like head. Sour cherry sorbet nose. Nice prickle in the mouth with dry finish. Cherry/strawberry flavors, delicate and ethereal finishing sour/sweet. Awesome beer to start an evening, Thanks Jeff!
Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A light red hazy beer with a beige disappearing head. The aroma is sweet cherry with notes of marcipan. The flavor is sweet cherry with artificial notes of marcipan. I must admit I’m disappointed in this one - way too sweet for a kriek.