jibby (13) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vibrant cranberry (or jolly-rancher) red, little head.
Aroma is subdued. Some macerated cherries come out but you have to strain your nose to find it.
Not as acidic as a Kriek or Flanders ale would be. Somewhat malty. Medium in body. Candy fruitiness.
I wish it had more acidity and a concentrated cherry flavor. As it stands, it’s dull and uninspiring. The color is the most vibrant thing about it. Now that I think about it, it does remind me of a Boon kriek (which it is mixed in with), and has the same candy artificiality. Honestly, my homebrew attempt at a Kriek was better.
SinH4 (975) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purple-red color with small white head, good lacing. Cherry, amarena, just a little bit tart. After a while, the cherry stone comes through. No comparison to a proper Oude Kriek. If you wipe your Oude Kriek expectations off your mind, it’s okay. Carbonation is quite low.
Zwiebel88 (586) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rot, leuchtend, Kirsche, Amarena, Süße, Säure in der Nase, leichte Eiche, etwas wild, Himbeer. Am gaumen Kirsche, Säure, süßliche Noten, Holz, Beeren, rund.
sir__v (1031) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ Leuven innovation Beer Festival #1 - Color: super nice clear deep red beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Apparence is really nice. Smell: cherries domination with small cherries kernel and almond finish. Really small sour finish. Taste: good cherries exposition really astringent beer but not so sour. Aftertaste: nice cherries finish, astringent and almond. Really nice and easy drinkable!
radio_nowhere (1116) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 bomber into snifter glass, bright ruby color with very light pink head. Aroma notes of tart cherries, berries, sugar and some hay funk. Taste adds some bread and faint wood. Light body, moderate-heavy carbonation, crisp with sweet cherry finish. More depth than a typical fruit beer, tasty and easy drinking.
TheCaptMatey (183) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark ruby red with a fluffy pink head that left lacing. Aroma is sour and tart cherries with strong farmhouse yeast. Taste is tart cherries, light bready malts, and sour yeast.
Medium bodied with light carbonation and a dry wine like finish.
jonas (6081) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Ruby red, low head. Cherry wine aroma. Medium dry body. Ever so slightly tart, light fruit, mineral, wood. Medium body. Certainly not a Kriek.
tia (1218) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ SF 5. Honey colored. Smells fruity and tart. Tart but a little wheaty. not bad but not my fave.
kespecial (128) - - APR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear blood red with white-pink thinly bubbled head. Aroma is intensely cherry, like starburst candy. Taste is equally tart and sour, not intensely so. Balance of sweet and tart makes it quite refreshing. More balanced than I expected--Belgian restraint over American flavor bomb. Not up there with New Glarus but still very good.
bergstaden (1650) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pink with a pinkish head - Aroma of cherries - Nice malt to support the cherries that gives hints of sourness - The cherreis goes into the finish with hints of sourness - This was good and refreshing
dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pinkish-amber in color. Musty aroma. A bready, malty kriek with lightly tart character.