matthewjk (909) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bank-account-breaking 12.7 oz. export bottle - Just won the lottery, so I thought I would try this out. Itís a fun journey, but when itís all said and done the flavors donít meld well for me--quite pointed and rough. Mostly sour and dry. Looks like Iím going against the grain on this one.
Klimaet (155) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours a deep clear red with a thick pink white head. Aromas of some tart cherries, fruity sweetness, some yeast and some stale-like notes. Taste is pretty tart up front but a floral fruity sweetness takes over pretty fast. This is delicious! Finish is pretty tart and very dry. Slightly funky and yeasty. Long-lasting tart fruits in the back of the tongue. Yummy!
eelco (44) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím not quite used to ruby beers with a pink fluffy head ... itís weird ... in a good way.Aroma is familiar, the lambic prevails in this beer in smell and taste, nice sour fruits finishing with a gentle bitter. Much like a geuze actually, too much perhaps? Lively carbonation, light body. I enjoyed it, especially with the experience of the Jacobins Kriek Max fresh in my mind.
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Murky dark red to almost purple color, medium sized off-white head. Aroma is sour cherries, sour red fruits. Taste cherries, red fruits, sourness but well balanced. Nice body and carbonation. Quite like it.
DutchDrebus (4020) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Joes. Hazy ruby colour with a small off-white head. Smells cherry, wine, cork, dusty, old. Tastes dusty, cherry, sweetish, decent. Medium body, nice carbo.
fkoolen (288) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5c bottle at home. Ruby red colour, pink foamy head. Nose and taste have sour, prickling cherry, green apples, vinegar and earthy barnyard tones, quite dry and nicely tard. Aftertaste lingers in dry, sweet and sour tardness. Lively carbonation and mouthfeel, good body.
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep blood red pour. Big pink head. Little lacing. Dry sour cherry aroma with a nice earthy funk. Taste is tart sour cherry.
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smaller bottle, corked and caged. Murky purple-red pour with a low pink head. Spicy cherry and light yeast, dry finish. I like krieks!
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a snifter. I drank this one right after the Geuze. When I opened this one it shot the cork out of the bottle and left a dent in my roof...
A - Pours dark red with a one and a half finger tall light pink colored head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass. With all that carb I am seeing small bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass for the duration.
S - Smells of tart cherries, musty funk, wet hey, light lactic sourness, and some dry oak. Smells like your typical kriek to me.
T - Starts off with lots of tart cherries slowly giving way to a mix of horse blanket funk, damp earth, dry oak, and some lactic sourness. The finish is quite dry mixing with some musty funk and tart sweetness from the cherries, lingering on the pallet for some time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderately high carbonation. Very dry finish with a touch of sweetness. This one clearly had to much carbonation.
O - I am not going to knock this one very much for its explosive carbonation because the taste was pretty good. I will have to grab another bottle of this in the future to give it another try.
superspak (2611) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/18/2032. Cork nearly popped itself off, but I caught it with the cage. Pours hazy dark ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and rocky pink head with insane retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Beautiful. Aromas of big sour cherry, cherry skin, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, pepper, musty wet basement funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of funky/earthy yeast, sour cherries, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big sour cherry, cherry skin, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, pepper, musty wet basement funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, cherry skin, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, pepper, wet basement funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Outstanding complexity and balance of funky/earthy yeast, sour cherries, and oak barrel flavors; with an awesome sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an oudstanding kriek lambic style. All around awesome complexity and balance of funky/earthy yeast, sour cherries, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the modest acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.
Vighals (1167) - SÝrumsand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Klar rød med lavt rosa skum. Overraskende lite lukt av denne krieken. Noe bærlukt, men mer sur enn søt lukt. Syrlig, sur smak. Kort tørr ettersmak