17thfloor (2432) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bomber. Pours a clear pink, strange, and settles out to a cranberry color with a white/pink fine small froth 3.5. Aroma reminds me a bit of their Dark Kriek, cherries, pie crust, grainy, pool water, some tartness and acidity, again, the aroma is a bit at odds. Can totally smell the boon kriek in there (which I also had recently). Bah... I bet I could make this at home... blend some NB with some Boon... done. This beer is not as good as Boon Kriek and probably not as good as the NB beer by itself either. I have the same issues here as I had with the Dark Kriek. The increased alcohol is dull on the tongue, grainy, earthy, some off-putting bitterness, pool-water, some tartness but lighter cherry flavor, some light pie-crust/yeast, not too terribly sweet. Medium/light bodied with softer but nice fizzy carbonation, not sticky, lightly syrupy in the finish, alcohol numbs the tongue a bit. I really dig the idea, but the point is to make a beer greater than the sum of its parts not worse... Nice looking bottle though. This is the kind of beer that makes me angry.
nuplastikk (4658) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Filtered amber-red body. Pink tinged head laces the glass. The aroma is not impressive at all..medicinal dry aspirin. This sort of carries over into the flavor. In no way would I be hyped up to try this beer again, this is a failure. Kind of like a test tube version of a Boon beer. Disappointing. A lot of cherry, but comes off really sterile.
DocJitsu (1020) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a raspberry red with a strawberry foam head. Salt water and light fruitiness on the nose. Hard water mouthfeel that becomes progressively astringent. Lightly tart. Fruity and salt water.
BiiruBierBeer (214) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of generic sour smell. Decent mildly sour mildly cherry taste. Medium carbonation with some foam.
Cirrhosis (1222) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red body with a lite pink cap. Massive sour aroma and flavor. ...... my face got sucked insideout. Tart cherry, sugar, barn, more stuff. Cherry juice really comes out the longer this sits. BACTERIA! !! I can dig this.
Elwood (3332) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep red color with a slightly pinkish head. There is a touch of funk and fresh cherries in the nose. The flavor reminds me of cherry Kool-Aid and a Flanders red mixed together. This one didn’t work for me.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
generic fruit beer seems an odd category for this...
"Boon Kriek is pretty good in my book, but nothing special. Rounding it out with a "full bodied golden ale" seemed to be just the ticket. the mouthfeel is smooth, soft, and just right, and it leads right into a seriously complex sour cherry flavor, and bittersweet finish. the aroma is a little underwhelming, just like the dark kriek-especially for how good the flavor is. pours straight up red. i really like both their krieks, but am still questioning the frequency i’ll be drinking these rather expensive beers. "
rederic (3049) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, reddish color, witha pinky pillowy head, with a mild bretty funky yeast,barnyard, musty nose, with some tart red cherry, sour green apple, light lemon juice acidity, faint woody accents, and a subtle vinegar, red wine tannin note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a nice juicy red cherry, faint acidic red berry, marzipan, almondy cherry pit, light musty fruity character, with some light red wine tannin, sweet and sour cranberry, toasted malt, toffee flavours, leading towards a sour cherry fruitiness, vanilla, light bitter fresh almond, lingering acidic red berry finish.
6ROW (416) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
red pour with a small pink head. Tart aroma and taste with a slight sour finish. Cherry taste is no overwhelming
jkwalking05 (3883) - 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 (4109) - 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.