flemdawg (521) - Naples, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red in color with a initally huge fluffy pink head that slowly diminished. Massively sour aroma, but also wood, and cherries as well. Mouth-puckering sour flavor with a hint of cherries. A wonderful beer, and a suberb choice for the big 200 rating.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice murky red color with slight white head. Aroma mostly of lambic, must, with cherry overtones. Dominating tartness in this one, fresh cherries, soft carbonation makes it very drinkable despite being so tart. Not much sweetness in this one (a good thing for me).
punklawyer (100) - USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was fantastic. Great color and very pleasant fruit flavor. Always pour it with a head as that captures the remaining carbonation.
CapFlu (4254) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle) Pours a huge, pink, frothy head and ared body lightly peppered with sediment and carbonation. Nose of citrus and sour cherries. Flavour is pure, unscrew your head and submerge yourself in the sourest of cherry juice. Acedic finish dries one's throat and gives pasties. Fantastic!
SteC (131) - Oostende, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fenomenal kriek, not like the commercial sweet krieks, but very sour and with a good red head. The date was 2022, so I guess it was dated on 20 years!
The colour was beautiful, very dark red. Although I prefer gueuze, it tastes more like nature.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2004 ReRate 7/12/2004 Having acquired a taste for these sour puckering lambics I thought that I should revisit this one. I stand by my original assessment that this looks like Fanta Birch Beer with a much better head. Pink and dense. Quite the site. The aroma is cherry, lambic, barnyard, all that goos stuff. Sure it is sour, but the flavors are just amazing,, cherry and funky sour. Bone-dry finish. Acidty is kept in check. Really a world-class example.
<bOld Rating 1/18/2004 7/4/7/4/16 Bright red clear body, almost looks like Fanta Birch Beer! Fluffy red-hued head. Massive sour cherry aroma some wood notes also. The flavor is cour cherry front to back. The finish is acidic and dry. Body is a bit light and watery i a good way. Yep its a Kriek.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I probably would not have ever gone out and bought any of the Oud Beersel beers; but after I heard that they were no longer in business I was compelled to purchase.
Cork Reads: SB23 - I don’t have a clue what that means?
WoW, The most beautiful color I have ever seen!! An amazing Rose body with glowing peach edges; and a huge light pink hue of a head. The nose is tart; actual notes of rose water, white apple vinegar, and some yeasty sourdough similarities.
The initial sip is a bittering shock to the palate, but soon after becomes inviting. Notes of green apples, sour grapes, plums, watermelon rind, and sour oranges are pressed into this beautiful body. The palate is exceptionally creamy, which is very surprising considering the light and fluffy body it deceives with. The sweet & sour cherries are only present in the bone-dry finish; this is quite a treat after all! I believe I will have to search out a few more bottles of this Kriek before it disappears for eternity.
Post Comment: This is a cherry Sweet Tart in liquid form.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright red color with a large pink tinged head. Tart, sour, light cherry taste. Dry finish. As with most sour beers getting to finish a bottle can be a struggle.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark plum color with a pink tightly-bubbled head. It goes beyond lacing in that foam actually clings to the side of the glass. Seaty, straw-y aroma with a hint of fruit and wood. Starts with a woody tartness and finishes with a light sweet fruit and bitter/citrusy hops. Metallic twang in the aftertaste. I appreciated this beer because it wasn't so damn sweet like Lineman's lambics are. That said, it does have sort of an empty feeling the middle where some malt or sweetness would be. It makes the beer a little too light.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 12, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml corked/caged bottle from Brugges Beer Temple. Poured into a Lindemann's flute. Pours dark red with fizzy pinkish lasting head. Aroma of cherries with light vinegar, wood notes, and mustiness. Dry but not overly so. Very nice.