TerryR (390) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany color with a nice tan head. Complex aroma of sweet malt, fruit, yeast and spices. Flavor starts sweet but quickly turns slightly sour with some cherry notes and a spicy finish. An excellent beer at a very reasonable price.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 Fabulous! Without a doubt one of my all-time favorite beers. Very dark and complex with red fruit and a nice measure of sweetness.
Gachupines (1230) - USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark appearance with a reddish tinge and a thick head. Taste is malt with a spice hint and a slight cherry flavor. Not bad, but not my favorite example of the style.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 Bottle. Brownish-red appearance with medium off-white head. Malty, sweet aroma, with a hint of spice. Flavor is quite full, caramel, yeast, spice. Quite a malty flavor, and very smooth while also complex. Excellent beer.
Re-rate. I had this again, and the cherries really came out in the end in a beautiful subtle way. This beer gets better every time I drink it!
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very interesting beer. I assume that it has a Belgian Strong base, and I know that Lindemanns(?) Kriek was added? Although I don’t prefer Lindemanns straight up I do seem to enjoy this. The kriek/gueze flavor is nearly completely absent. I would have preferred some more funk in the aroma and sourness.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeasty, fruity aroma. Almost no hops. BIG alcohol, excellent malts of toasted nuts, some cherry flavor (presumably from the lambic) but not overpowering. Luxurious light brown head.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow! Strong initial aroma of cherries, mahogany color, solidly laced head, stout body. Subtle yet complex tastes of Belgiam yeast strains, tart not over-sugary cherries. Good on the palate & a great American Belgian style quad. Still ... must admit I was expecting just a pinch more.
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, slight sweetness (probably due to the cherry) but it was very full and well balanced by the malt and alcohol flavor. Very complex and full bodied. A very good beer. I would buy again.
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown color nice body had a little sweetness to it but not overpowering had a nice finish and just the right amount of warming to it
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005. Dark brown/ruby. Big, bubbly, tan head. Profound appearance. Dark dried fruit, yeast, malt, subtle kriek, subtle alcohol-aroma. Ready for some taste traveling. Caramel, toffee, cherry, malt yeast, alcohol-heavy stuff-how many degrees Plato? Full body. Complex. Excellent.