rauchbier (3775) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned?, Babblefest at Essen Kerstbierfestival 2004. Hazy red brown, moderate off white head and gentle condition. Sweet almond marzipan and gentle metallic notes in the nose, more marzipan and a fruity tartness in the mouth that lingers into the finish.
Eirikur (385) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 19, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW, what a brew, jesus, you just simply have to taste this beer, amazing stuff .
Aureth (20) - Knoxville, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Bottle I have to admit, I really, really like this beer. Even though, quite frankly, it doesn’t taste much like beer. It is a beautful red color, with a fizzy pink head. The aroma is rightfully dominated with cherries. It has a sweet start, and then sour cherry washes through. There’s a very slight bit of malt in tehre, somewhere, but this beer is mostly about the cherry. Tart, sour finish, which balances the initial sweetness. Amazing beer!
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Footbalm for this brew. Pour is a reddish brownish, not quite the most appealling looking beer I’ve seen over the years. Then comes the cherry dominated aroma, followed by the cherry dominated taste. Its a good beer, very sweet with a nice sour kick.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 9, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you like cherry, this is the beer for you. The bottle I had had a slightly different label than what is pictured here. A great, easy to drink fruit beer. Beautiful color.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The brown-red color of pure cherry juice and a light fizz atop. The aroma is cherry, vineous and sweet emissions with a hint of anticeptic. Flavor is tart with aged, ripe, seductive cherries. Contagious.....salacious.....outrageous!! A thick smooth maltiness that coats and numbs the mouth. The flavor is simple enough, while the palate is the real champion here. The sweetness is subtle yet very well balanced with the tart. Really a fine beverage and well worth the cash, stash and anticipation.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Marzipan aroma with cherry stones, slightly woody too. Sweet start with a big fruity cherry flavour. So balanced, medium bodied and refreshing. Red with a short pink head. Wonderful fruit beer.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the London/joet Gathering, thanks to Maeib for bringing this. Pours a reddy brown. Light carbonation, no head. The aroma is heavily of marzipan and cherry, an amazing aroma I’ve never smelt in a beer before. The flavour is incredibly fruity and pleasently sweet, thick body and some balancing sourness. So tasty, fruity, lovely. Perhaps the best kriek I’ve tried.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at The London/Joet Gathering Chez Chris_O. Thanks to Kevin42 for sending this over and for enabling me to share it with the other English raters. What a beauty! The aroma is big on cherries and marzipan. The whole experience is like liquid battenburg cake. The beer itself is a slightly cloudy red colour. The taste as mentioned is high on marzipan but there is also toffee and cherries. It is so tasty and so easy to drink. I really liked this one.
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 The Kilburn Gathering. 5.1% abv version.
St Louis, Chapeau, Floris, and now New Glarus. I love these easy drinking beers with that wonderful balance of sweet and sour. This is, however, one of the better producers, and - as they are respected by other beer geeks - I don’t need to feel awkward about admitting I like them. Morello cherries, Christmas candle wax, marzipan, black cherry jam, Christmas spice - frankincense. O my! Beautiful taste and mouthfeel. Beautiful balance of sweet and sour. Mmmmm. Nice one.