jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice red/pink head,that thins but lingers due to effervesence. No lacing, doesnít need it. Faint cherries on the back end of a tart lemon aroma. Clear ruby red initially, then hazy after sediment is entrained. Pineapple and citrus, with distinctive geuze sharpness. Only the faintest of cherry flavor, but all of the tartness. Nice hint of oak. Acidic and dry. Complex, but fleeting. Exceptionally crisp. Canít say Iíve had anything like this in Milwaukee...or the US for that matter. Exceptional.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to my buddy Matta for this one Beautiful shining ruby body wears a superbly laced pink head, generous and fully lasting even half an hour later. Sticky and foamy... very impressive. Core cherries aroma, orange peel, light brett funk, great balance. In mouth, itís fairly carbonated, sour and dry. Admirative notes of oak, dust and unusual pineapple. This is lovely balance, very smooth and quaffable for a lambic, but still full of the eminently refreshing character. Very fine execution and sadly discontinued. The balance and total absence of any artificial feel is what really puts this one apart.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best kriek that I have tasted yet. Aroma is gorgeous with titillating sour cherry. Appearance is a beatiful ruby. Nice sour zestiness - bacteria is light but noticable. Very thirst quenching and eminently delicious. Wonderful.
kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish orange w/ a lasting pinkish white head; highly carbonated. Sour lactic and brett aromas; slightly earthy wet horse blanket and wheat malt aroma; very faint cherry, definitely different from Lindemanís; barnyard aromas become stronger as it warms, also a little catty and woody aromas. Sour! Mouth puckeringly sour, but only initially, then smooths out to a very light cherry and wheat flavor; sourness lingers throughout, but is more subdued. Very earthy flavor, like all the flora and fauna of the region at once. Finish is a little semi sweet, but not tart. Aftertaste is a little sour. Very smooth m/f for being so highly carbonated, slightly puckering though from sourness. Iím not a big fan of lambics, but I can appreciate the degree of complexity that this brew offers. Seems to be the perfect example of this style.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best before 03 04 2023... Poured a hazy deep ruby color with a small pink head but no lacing. Funky fresh tart cherry aroma. Tart cherry skin, lemon taste. Soft lively carbonation.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Tight persistent and milky head with a pinkish tone. Murky pink-orange body. Musty, sweaty aroma of sour wild cherries. Very sour, tangy mouthpuckering flavor. Sore throat inducing. Sweet tarts meet sour patch kids, this is candy for beer loving adults. A long, slow, addictive sipper.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: slight floral scent, minerals, shampoo, and medicine aromas. Not a whole lot of cherry aromas--more like a gueze smell than a kriek.
Appearance: dark red, pink-purple head; lots of lacing.
Flavor: quite tart, similar to a gueze. Fruitness and Floral flavors, weat=ker than a gueze, but no distinct cherry flavors like other krieks I've had. Slight grainy aftertaste, perfumy flavor.
Palate: very smooth and bubbly, slight grainy and soapy aftertaste.
Overall: not at all like a kriek.
madsberg (9530) - SÝborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled: Light red coloured. White medium head with a red gleam. Earth, fruit, balanced sourness in the aroma. Fantastic. Very refreshing and cleansing flavour. Earth, cherries and again this fresh sourness thats perfectly balanced by some fruitsweetness. Has a acidic and dry aftertaste, that makes the palate ready for new adventures. Thanks to Martin and Jacob for sharing.
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is lambic! The color holds thru the head. Tart cherry with a touch of oak fizzles on the tongue. Nice refreshing dry finish.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours the same color as the label! Cloudy read with a fizzy pink head. Lots of bubbly carbonation. Nice mild sweet cherry nose. Sour and tart cherry, and also some wood on the tongue. Very well-ballanced. Very dry finish. A great lambic.