Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Liquor World, opened for pre-birthday celebrations. Pretty cranberry red, smallish white layer of bubbles. Buttery vanilla cake, old-fashioned cherry candy, thrift store wool sweaters. Lemon pepper sourness, menthol, bit of DMS, cherry liqueur finish. I like this, but I like the Boon part of this more than the New Belgium part, and it feels like the overall impact is sort of dampened, rather than augmented, by the blending.
jkwalking05 (3715) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Ruby color with an average pink head. Aroma is of sweet cherries, light tartness, and pie crust. Taste is tart, light funk, vinegar, cherries.
travita (3938) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The is red in color, pink head, and colorful. The smell is tart, fruit, cherry, basic, and ok. The taste is cherry, tart, basic, juicy, and ok.
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark plum purple color. Lasting white ring head. Dry palate. Woody flavor with some cherry. Dry. Sour. Tasty, cherry pulp flavor. Super dry and tartness makes it hard t repeat thougb.
patrick767 (3570) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours bright red with a small, off-white head. It has a nice cherry aroma. It tastes of tart cherries and sweet malt. Medium bodied and a bit earthy, it has a full fruit flavor and is very good.
piscator34 (1960) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample shared with oakbluff. Ruby red in colour with medium carbonation. Sweetish aromas of cherry pie (crust included) and pale malt. More sweet cherry and vanilla in the mouth, but backed by some menthol notes. Starts off sweet, but picks up some tartness as it moves towards a dry finish. Sits somewhere between a New Glarus fruit beer and a traditional Belgian Kriek. Alcohol is well hidden. A bit on the simple side, but not bad overall.
RumRunner101 (766) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red pour with pink head. Aroma is tart berries, red candies. High carbonation, quite sour with tart cherry flavour. The finish is slightly lactic, but there’s also some hop bitterness clashing with the tart fruit.
kevinator (889) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was more like a lambic than a fruit beer. Sour cherry aroma with some yeast. Nice cherry or ruby color with an off-white head that quickly dissipated. Light palate with a sharp dryness and stong carbonation. Sour cherry up front with a harsh hop bitterness that gives way to a dry finish. The sour aftertaste lingers for a while. Refreshing change from the norm.
Tinco (566) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red with pink head. Aroma: cherries, slightly citrusy sour, but also a sweet component, little funk. Taste: cherries, nice amount of sourness, lemon, tart, overripe. Well made pretty clean kriek!
CapFlu (4501) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep ruby red. Almost artificial looking. Nose of tart cherry. Flavour of sour cherries. Very one dimensional bland. Somewhat disappointing. From the Strath.
Gerbeer (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 650 ml bottle. Pours a ruby red with moderate pink head. Aromas of candied cherries, cranberries, and light barnyard. Flat/muted flavors of cherries and malt with a bit of funk. Dry and highly carbonated. Seems to be a watered down version, flatter version of a Belgian. Was expecting more.