Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUN 14, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the few lambics Available at Retail and AL, and it is a poor example of the style. Aroma is sweet dominated by cherry and 7-up. Taste is sugary sweet with no sour and only the slightest hint of barnyard. Palate is a nice dry and is about the only fulfilled expectation of a Kriek.
markextrae (2784) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
found a bottle at our local bar, poured poured a dark purple hazed colour with a slight pink head on top. cinnamon cherry pits, strong cherry, spiced yeast, blue chees, grains, more of a sweet finish.
slowrunner77 (8402) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely cared for the Oude version more than this, though it’s been a long while since I had that one. This is perhaps fruitier, but one note, and a little musty like the tripel. Hints of cheese. Still enjoyable, but not for the coin.
dfearnley (1489) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Sweet cherry wine.
Adjunct: Almost cloying, but not quite, ends dry, fruity.
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice. Lots of spur cherry here. Some bretta. Pours hazy ruby with great pink head and lacing. Tangy finish. Tap at scion.
UXO (1134) - CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky pinkish purple with one finger of loose light purple head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is sour cherries, light funk, some vinous notes. (8/10) Taste is low to moderate sweet, moderate tart. (8/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation, off-dry tart finish. (4/5)
Well, let’s get this out of the way right away: it’s probably not worth the price tag. That being said, it’s a very good, very authentic kriek, if maybe very slightly sweeter than some non-export Belgian krieks I’ve had, like Mort Subite. Pretty similar to the Boon Kriek (and I suspect for good reason since it was apparently originally made by Boon). The cherry taste is neither cloying nor medicinal, making this a very pleasant drink. (16/20)
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Dark maroon pour with a small soapy head. Acetic aroma. Sweet taste with plenty of cherry. Very tasty.
thomashall (486) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle shared. Pours dark purple with minimal head. Strong cherry smell but also kinda smells like a wine. Up front cherry flavor with dry clean finish. Delicious!
zvikar (4092) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours an hazy red with no head, aroma of cherries, sugar, flavor of cherries, slightly acidic, medium bodied, easy to drink.
decaturstevo (5703) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep cherry red pour with pink head and lace. Aroma is large cherry with a touch of sour and light floral notes. Flavor is deep black cherry with a light touch of funk. A lot of sweetness and no hops. A light bodied fizzy beer.
b3shine (7411) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good; a hazy amberish brown with off-white head that steadily dissipates into bubbly lacing. Smells solid; tart and a bit funky with a strong cherry presence that I like, but is a touch medicinal. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer.