rgfellow (100) - - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 Bottle at home. Pours red with mauve effervescent head. Aroma is light cherry. Taste is sour cherries with some sweetness. Satisfyingly medium mouthfeel, dry finish. Enjoyed more than expected.
kespecial (100) - - 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 (1538) - 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 (2335) - 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.
kkleu357 (462) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes on 3/29/15
Not to tart. Good amount of cherry flavor. Not as big and flavorful as I was hoping. Still, pretty good.
JHeath99 (1302) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with sonnycheeba. Pours a dark red with a layer of pinkish head. Aroma is slightly tart with fruit. Taste of tartness and cherries.
sonnycheeba (4093) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours ruby with light pink head. Aroma is raspberries, cherries, soft malt notes, and faint vanilla. Flavor is mixed berries, cherries, pale malts, and faint woody character. Medium body and soft carbonation.
zvsn (876) - ISRAEL - APR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Stas and Vova. Clear pink-amber with a pinky head. Smell of cherries, wood, yeast and berries. Sweetish with flavors of cherries, caramel, vanilla, light tartness. Medium bodied, oily palate.
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JDBaker11058 (1444) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: beautiful (in an almost unrealistic way) clear red, with a short-lived electric pink head the color of cotton candy. Aroma: bright cherries in light syrup, a hint of vanilla and almond, a dose of wood and pipe tobacco, maybe some honey, light balsamic demi glace too. Taste: sweeter than anticipated, with minimal cherry tartness but big cherry character, along with a muddle of stone fruit, wood, leather, and a hint of tootsie roll. Finish: slightly earthy, a bit musty, and quicker than expected. Notes: Was thinking this would be more of a traditional kriek, but it was much less tart/sour, and much more in the sweet cherry juice blended with a lager vein. Drank almost like water, but the palate wasn’t all that watery. Not sure exactly what to think of this one. I like a traditional kriek a lot, and this was definitely not that. But I didn’t dislike it either. Bottle from Roots Market.
DSG (7572) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. 2015 bottle. Nice clear red with a pink head. Aroma of cherries, cherry pits, marzipan, some wood and some milky buttery touches. Sweetish-sourish-bitterish flavor with cherries and milky notes. Medium-bodied. Decent.
tomer (1976) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks, smallish head, clear red color, with purple hues, aroma of cherries, pits and wood, fruity, marzipan flavor, light sourness, light to medium bitterness. Qutie tasty but also quite simple.