bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a red color with a small pinkish head. Has a strong cherry and candy aroma. Light and refreshing palate. Moderately sweet cherry flavor.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours the color of the flesh of a blood-orange. A nice soft off-white head that laces exceptionally well with very lively carbonation. Aroma is sweet cherries with some cough syrup hints. Flavor is not as sweet or sour as the nose let on. More of a dry cherry cola flavor. I think itís quite refreshing actually. Body is a little thin with a short dry finish. This shares qualities of a mead. I really liked this.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red color, soft carbonotion, no head. Intens cheery nose - sweet. The Flavor though is not sweet. More a sour cherry - natural taste and very pleasant. Light acidic bitter kick with a short finish.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a red color with a reddish white head. The taste was that of cherry but it quickly diminished with not much of an aftertaste. Worth trying and a unique beer to say the least.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I just canít properly rate a brew that tastes like really good, but sour, cherry cola; interesting enough, but I just donít get these fruit beers, so Iíll keep my rating neutral, with an appreciation for the real beer qualities apparent, i.e. uh, foam, malt flavor, brown bottle.......is it true to style? I was hoping for more, but, Sorry, I just don't care.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, snifter. Grain, cherries, lemon, white wine, butter aromas. Tall, frothy, pink head is slowly diminishing and sits on a plum colored body. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately sour finish. Medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: quite tasty, I think I'd prefer the unblended lambic though!
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
syrupy cherry nose, a bit tart. i'm not getting anything really american out of this. it just seems like a dumbed down lambic. more sour and abrasive than the nose had me thingking. the kriek just seems burried and I don't see what new beligum blending really did to this.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting concept with the beer - get the lambic imported from Belgium and blend it in the US. I was dissappointed, however. The interpretation of a kriek was respectable - strong heavy tastes and thick body - but it lacked something I was hoping. I think it was the thin, astringent sourness of Belgian krieks that was played down here. Cherry aromas and tastes, of course. The color is a lush auburn with a lathery head. It is really juice-like in the middle and not as sophisticated as some good krieks coming out of Belgium. I wanted more fizzy, refreshing-ness too. For a new world kriek, however, this is a great effort.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red/pink with fizzly white head. Cherry yogurt nose--sweet with yeasty notes. Very sweet flavor, lots of cherry. Finishes with a dry acid tartness.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Plump cherries in the nose morph into the oversweet cough syrup variety when imbibed...A little dryness accompanies the shy ending in this somewhat bland and superficial femininity...The aroma had led on to better things though...