jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
100th beer on rate beer. nice cherry and tartness a great kriek worth trying a few more times!
zizzybalubba (1406) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Paramount Café Beer Festival, pre-GABF on September 28, 2011, Denver, CO. Pours read with a light pink head. Very nice tart aroma of cherries and lemon zest. Nice sour, but well balanced, taste again of cherries and lemons. Very good.
onceblind (4009) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Falling Rock GABF 2012. Pinkish amber with a thin white head. Sour dark sweet cherry aroma, with a certain syrupy darkness. Flavor is nice and tart and lightly sour with firm dark cherry notes and barreled sourness. Not too sweet or sour. Very nicely balanced.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pretty light cherries are the most prevalent. Taste is very much cherry up front, then it gets pretty tart after that. I really like this beer very balanced for a sour. Really like this offering.
mikedR (1143) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For what NB set out to do, it's solid and they fulfilled their mission. As a fruit-forward beer, however, it's not as good as Founders' raspberry ale or Two Beers' High Divide cherry. The problem I believe is that it's too sweet, and doesn't have sufficient maltiness in backbone. As such, it borders just a little too close to wine cooler territory in flavor. B-
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andrewje41 (370) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cherry red pour from the bottle. Sour cherry aroma. Long lasting fruit flavors with a mild sour finish. Very drinkable. Very nice.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
ANother taster from the 2003 GABF! NBBC was a wonderful host for Friday evening, and the chance to try the Boon contribution straight in addition to the belnd was great. Nice cherry aroma and flavor, but with good balance from the lambic character, and a little more hops than one would expect from a Belgian. Then again, this one is only half Belgian! Finish is nicely fruity, but not too much so, well balanced by the hops and some sour notes.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn. Amazing Red Pink color. Cherry cough syrip aroma, with a hint of tartness. Full cherry malt flavor with a tart aftertaste that perfectly compliments the palate. Very impressed with the drinkability of this beer. Thanks to TChrome for the trade.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Why is this being rated as a Fruit Beer? The name says Kriek. The description says Lambic. The word I like best in the description is "Alchemy". Bottom line, Great beer is like turning straw into gold just like Rumplestilkskin did. The modern Alchemy of our time. Just don’t call this a fruit beer. Not much head to this one. Sweet, sour, vinegary all at the same time. Vinegar isn’t part of a Fruit beer!!! I like this, another acquisition courtesy of my friendly grocer. Looks like the Raspberry Vinagrette I eat with my salads. The exception, this doesn’t taste like a salad dressing. Its a very well brewed Beer!!! It should be classified as a Lambic. We really need to get this classification system worked out. This is a Lambic not a fruit beer. Anyway, if you haven’t had one you should.
marcus (6418) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An attractive cherry colored kriek that pours with a modest pink head. This lambic-based cherry beer is brewed and blended in the traditional style with the help of the Belgian based Boon brewery. The resultant flavor does not exhibit the delicacy and complexity of the great Belgian krieks (it is a bit watery). However, having tried my hand at blending a kriek, I can tell you that this is still a fine effort, resulting in a very drinkable beer at a fraction of the cost of the great ones.