topherh (1919) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle pours a deep ruby red witha a tiny white head. Light cherry and sweetness i the nose. Flavor is fruity, lightly sour, medicinal, not very kriek like.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear, effervescent ruby-red color; thin pinkish head that soon fades to a light covering of bubbles; very bold coloring. Very pleasant cherry juice in the nose; on the sweet side, with a touch of vanilla oakiness and the suggestion of light tartness; not kriek-y, but engaging. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: tart cherries and cherry juice upfront, followed by light toasty oak and a touch of warming alcohol coming through (just a touch) medium levels of acidity, slightly sharp carbonation; tasty for a fruit beer, lambic-like but more of a hybrid, not as dry as one might like. The cherry juice presence, throughout, is very nice, and hints at something like NG Belgian Red. Not quite there. Medium finish: cherries, light toasty grains, a hint of vanilla oak.
bhensonb (13622) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liquor Max in Loveland. Pours a beautiful cherry/ruby with a nice pink head. Kind of cooking cherry aroma. Backed by some funky wood. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Not at all funky. Rather sweet cooking cherry. There’s an oxymoron. Somewhat tart, mildly sour. Suddenly some funky woodiness, but not a lot. Seems to bounce back and forth between tart and not so tart. Cherry does pervade everything. Beats the heck out of those overly sweet ales from Lindemans.
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Lips of Faith bomber 9/3/09 (Sam’s Wine & Spirits-Downers Grove)-Pours a medium cherry red with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of wood, tartness, cherry, and cough drops without menthol. Taste of tartness and sourness with a bit of cherry thrown in. A bit more sourness than usual for a Kriek but still rather tasty.
malrubius (2452) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #900. Where the Wild Beers Are. Bottled as Lips of Faith. Pale reddish with ring. Cherry wood aroma with mild funk. Sweet and sour cherry with wood cherry candy more wood and sweet finish. Just ok.
deyholla (9762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Poured dark red with minimal head. Aroma was full of cherry notes, reminded me a bit of kool-aid. Flavor followed up the aroma with a kool-aid like flavor. Wasn’t really tart and wasn’t really sweet, kind of watered down. Seemed to be situated between a sweet kriek and a sour kriek. I really didn’t enjoy it.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of BOLTZ7555 – thanks Big J! Pours clear maroon with a 2 finger foamy pink head that leaves spotty lacing. The nose is cherry candy coughdrops I ate as a kid. The taste is cherry skins, lemon peel and a weird medicinal finish. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Everything is fine but the finish. That loses style points for me. Thanks for the bottle J!
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Where the Wild Beers are event. Pours a clear kool-aid red with touches of white head. Cherries, light isopropyl, vinegar, and acid. Medium body, light cherry, light sour and lactic. Finishes with some crisp tartness.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2010 On tap at the brewery on 7/18/09 as part of Lips of Faith series. Pours a bright red with a beautiful pink head. Cherry aroma with hints of lavendar and lily with a touch of bread. Great amount of sourness that doesn’t leave your cheeks tired from puckering. Incredible sweet cherry aftertaste. This is a great kriek!
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Magenta pour with a light pink head that left nothing in terms of lacing. Aroma is Bing cherries, lemon zest, and a little funky sourness. Flavor is somewhat medicinal (Luden’s cough drops) with cherry Jolly Rancher pucker, vanilla, oak, and light barnyard. A little thin...not bad and highly drinkable for the style.