beerbaaron (1939) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Unclear dark red amber. Virtually no head. Nice raspberry cherry sour aroma. Cherry pie. Flavor follows. Nice moderate acidity and sharpness. Mildly dry. Minimal carbonation.
topherh (1923) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby pour with no head. Aroma is sour, light funk, and wood. Flavor is tart cherry and raspberry, earthy oak and vanilla, acidic, with a dry finish.
JDBaker11058 (1915) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: clear pour (initially) the color of sparkling grapefruit juice; quickly vanishing, fizzy pink head; extremely active carbonation jets rising like a reverse rainstorm, feeding a small puddle of fizzy bubbles on the surface. Aroma: brightly tart, with sour cherries and raspberries, a bit of pomegranate, nice oaky notes, with a low undertone of brett and worn leather. Taste: cherries and raspberries up front, sweet, tart and sour, with some light chocolate, vanilla, wood, and herbal notes. Finish: lightly dry, with a lingering, delicately sharp sour note that scrubs the tongue, leaving only a hint of stone fruit and a longing for the next sip. Notes: Gone all too quickly. A magnificent beer. Reminiscent flavor and aroma profile of a Rodenbach Grand Cru, but with a lighter, tarter, sharper body. Wonderful.
GTAEgeek (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Pours a hazy orange, with almost no head. The aroma is bitter oranges, with some cherries and vanilla. Very sour, with some fruity sweetness. Heavy body, sticky, and a little clingy. Overall, this is a nice, fruity beer, but lacks the subtlety, balance, and body of a great sour ale.
Mortlach (1890) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
17/02/2013 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Rossastra con riflessi arancia, schiuma leggerissima bianca che scompare immediatamente. Al naso sentori di frutta rossa, note citriche e acetiche, non un granché. In bocca conferma le stesse sensazioni, piuttosto sgraziata, con un acetico importante, non molto secca e pulita nel finale. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Non all’altezza delle aspettative.
wchesser (1882) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great tart crisp fruit flavors and nose. A little heavy on the wood. Not one for the cellar. Great aperitif with some cheese.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to KeefD for this.
3.0 A: Heavily hazed deep amber, not quite ripe plum color. Aggressive pour yielded just a touch of head, but it fell really quickly and left no lacing.
3.5 S: The cherry sticks out slightly more than the raspberry, but neither are very intense. A decent tartness, but just a touch of acidic sourness. Somewhat grassy with a mountain stream freshness.
3.5 T: Cherry and raspberry mesh together well, but there could be some more power behind them. Only mildly acidic with a touch of acetic acid and not much more in terms of lactic acid. Any mouthpuckering comes from a cranberry-like tartness and not the sourness. The oak is surprisingly mild and there is nearly no tannic astringency. A moderate sweetness to balance out the tartness.
3.5 M: Medium body. A bit undercarbonated and the carbonation that is there needs to be spritzier. It lies a bit heavy on the tongue. Otherwise, okay.
3.0 D: I’m not really that impressed with this one, especially given the high price tag. I would have preferred a much bigger fruit component, with a "buggier" base beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-28-2011 23:13:10
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours like diluted tawny blood with a soapy head that disintegrates at warp speed. A bit shy I guess. Oh I smell that sour red fruit berry character. Medium nectar weight with striking acidity and a deafening sourness that awkwardly enough keeps my attention while my face makes a quick comeback. Bone dry with strong notes of cherries and red berries. The oak influence is only slightly perceptible. Oddly enough this brew keeps me coming back for more. A very well balanced specimen.
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good sour, but more wild than sour. I had this on cask (firkin), which I believe was an added benefit. The aroma was sour cherry but not vinegar as some of these can seem. Nice dark ruby color with no head. Smooth and oily palate with zero carbonation. Nice mix of fruit and malt. Very little alcohol presence. At times seemed a little dry. Good job.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours similar to a dark pink glass of passion fruit juice. Only a few white swirls, but otherwise no head.
Aroma: Funky soaked barrel, red wine,sweet ripe cherry.
Taste: Sour cherry, light red wine vinegar and tannic barrel notes.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: The most tart and enjoyable Kriek I’ve had. Very well done.