matthewjk (734) - 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. It’s a fun journey, but when it’s all said and done the flavors don’t meld well for me--quite pointed and rough. Mostly sour and dry. Looks like I’m going against the grain on this one.
podey (489) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle BB date of 6/28/2031. Pours a beautiful deep dark cherry red with a good-sized rose colored head. Beautiful. Aroma is plentiful of cherries and other tart fruits as well as a slight barnyard funkiness. Aroma is very fruit forward. Taste is tart cherries, lactic acid, and some light cheesiness/funk. Very light on the palate, not as deep as some other fruit lambics but very refrehsing and bright. The finish is tart and clean. Quite tasty.
peral2 (436) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jaha, då är det alltså då att man blivit lite nördig. För ett år sedan hade jag sagt att detta inte är öl. Nu gillar jag den friska syrliga smaken riktigt bra!!
Zita (3498) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light sour sweet aroma,orange, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, soft carbonation, dry kriek finish.
Flocci (33) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If only this had been the first kriek beer I ever tried.
This is cherries, pure and simple, and being a farm girl, I know what I’m talking about.
Nothing of that sticky sweet lemonade-like stuf that leaves you wanting to rinse your mouth. This is a kriek that shows you where it got its name from.
Pour gently, or you’ll have a pale pink head that’s bigger than the body, and you’ll be waiting a long time before it starts to recede.
You smell sour cherries, and you taste sour cherries, but this was what you expected, and exactly what the beer delivers. Pleasant carbonation, quite a dry finish, totally different from most of the "commercial" kriek beers. I am so glad the people at d’Afspraak in Mechelen recommended this one, or I might never have tried another kriek.
R2k2 (93) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice, darkred kriek and a darkpink foamy head. A subtile aroma wich is slightly sour. The carbon dioxide is a bit rush on the tongue. In first instance, it tastes slightly sour but soon becomes a bit bitter. The aftertaste is also slightly bitter.
Enorme, donkerrode kriek met een donkerroze schuimkraag. Het aroma is subtiel en licht zurig. Het koolzuur is aanvallend op de tong. De smaak is in de eerste instantie licht zurig maar wordt snel licht bitter. De nasmaak is eveneens licht bitter.
scarletfire65 (734) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Bottle at home. "Best By 10.03.2030" Clear bright red, with a chunky pink head. The aroma is sweet cherries, vinegar, Brett, cheese, funk. Brett flavors dominate, with leather, citrus, earth, and vinegar. Not much cherry comes through. Vinous, thin, tart finish.
fiammanghilla (95) - Genova, ITALY - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottiglia 37,5cl al savona a tutta birra.
Buona, prima kriek che bevo.
Sono rimasto soddisfatto, queste lambic alla frutta son proprio buone!
Colore rosso acceso, schiuma rosa intenso, alla vista sembra un lambrusco...
Acidula e fruttata in bocca.
Beersiveknown (1619) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Dark hazy crimson with scarlet tinged fluffy cream head. Quite subdued lemon sherbet battery acid nose, tingly carbonation, medium body. sharp citric, some spearmint, dry cherry stone character, touch of cheesy hop and juicy sharp cherry flesh long tart full finish. It stands up well against others but lacking in the funk for me.
jonno (2001) - JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perhaps consumed to young, but this didn’t really do it for me. Funky, lots of cherry, but a bit stunted in taste. Doesn’t really project beyond the mid palate and finishes too dry. Tart and funky.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375----> tulip. Pours a dark ruby with an fizzy pink head and no lace. Smells of light sour cherry and some funk. Taste is a full on sour cherry assault with some raspberry mixed in. Very dry and bubbly on the tongue. Pretty damned good for a style that isn’t very impressive to begin with.