Lubiere (9745) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cheery red beer with a cherry Vicks drops aroma. Tart cherry atste with a nice balancing sweetness, good bodied kriek, close to the belgian style. (June 2004).
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love the appearance; cherry wood with a lacey covering.
smells of a cherry tree in a bottle. It’s got a little earthiness, some tannic tree bark, leaf, blossoms, fruit...
I like the effervescence that brings the aroma of cherries all over the palate. A bit of fresh cherry sourness. This really settles down to tasting like Cherry Mash-a great candy by the way. A dry, sparking finish. And then there’s the cherry pits, and the bitter almond, or apricot kernels. I really am delighted with this. I enjoyed it much better then I first remembered it.
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to BBB63 for this. Pours turbid pinkish/ruby with floaties. Aroma is huge cherry, with a malt and hop backbone. Tastes very cherry, malty, with a sour, tart finish (more sour than tart). Medium palate. Somewhat dry at the finish...not as sweet as other krieks I’ve had. Very good, but not up there with the New Glaruses and Liefman’s and Lindemans of the world. Very quaffable.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled today on draught at the brewery. I tried this when it originally came out about a year ago. At that point, I wasn’t as familiar with the Lambic-Kriek style as I am currently am. After tasting krieks from Boon, Oud Beersel, Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen I am no longer very impressed by this brew. Overall, it’s just simply too sweet. Burgundy with a mostly diminishing light pink head. Eye candy to the extreme. The nose is full of overly sweet black cherry pits, medicines and cherry juice. Taste is overly sweet, lacking in character and very one-dimensional. It’s enjoyable to an extent and it does represent the cherry well. This is one of those beers where 4 ounces isn’t enough but 12 ounces is way too much.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from CaptainCougar. Interesting story behind the beer itself. Indeed rather sickly sweet, the tart lambic portion that I was hoping for was very muted. Aroma is medicinal cherry with just a hint of tart aroma. Body is medium, somewhat cloying mouthfeel. Very modest carbonation.
motelpogo (6203) - 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 (4637) - 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 (5104) - 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 (19192) - 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.