matthewjk (947) - 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.
Ontape (389) - Valley Village, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, best by 2032 so I guess itís not spoiled! That said, gusher with a shooting cork. Scared my whole family, cork hit the ceiling, made a mess... good times. Pours deep purple with tons of pink foam. Gorgeous after it settled down. Mineral notes dominate the nose, just a hit of cherry. Taste has more tart cherry with minerality still prominent. Moderate tartness, not overpowering but sour enough to shake someone not used to this stuff, or give a nice jolt to those looking for it (ahem). Long finish. Not top-notch -- and pricey! -- but sure, itís good.
ALLOVATE (2487) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At just on chilled and into a snifter. ruby red with a tinge of copper and brilliant with sparse and fine effervescence. Frothy pink rises up but dissipates quickly. Amongst a fairy floss, strawberry and candied berry note on the nose is a sharp, olfactory piercing Brett character that hints at oak, mouse fur, hessian, saw dust and cellar must - enticing. Light-weight and highly effervescent on the palate. Vinous with a sharp acidity. Dry, woody and hairy back-end balances the tart, tight fruit upfront. Light weedy note in there too. Medial sweetness of berry resides between each sip along with plenty of oaken, musty cellar notes. Good balance of flavour and shows ample character. Very refreshing. (37,5cL, 6.5% ABV, BB 12/12/32, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Arve_Christian (3356) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Deep red color, good foam. Intense aromas of cherries and some yeast influence. Medium body & complexity. High sourness, some bitterness. Very enjoyable
guiroul33 (121) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Delaizhe, @ home. Nice red color, minimal head. Tried it a few years ago, didnít like it at all. Now I find it perfectly balanced, very subtile. I love it!
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
SinH4 (353) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark purple color with pink head. Tart funky aroma of sour cherries. Lots of carbonation, superb dry mouthfeel. Dry, funky, I am out of words. A bit more carbonation in the younger bottle (shared two vintages at the same time) Fantastic.
Jorn69 (1237) - ńngelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The Bishops Arms Mollberg, Helsingborg 150103. Fruity and acidic with bretty and light estery notes, cherries, medium body with a watery texture. The finish is acidic with cherries.
Nicolas_M (36) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful red beer with pink foam. Aroma of lambic and cherry. Taste is acidic (remind me of gueuze style) the taste of cherry is very shy.
florent.janssens (138) - - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bonne kriek encore bien acide. Mousse rose. on as le goŻt de la cerise en arriŤre goŻt.
Ulysse (202) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Potent lambic aroma. Blood red colour with thick pink foam. Well balanced lambic taste. Not too sour or acid. The real deal when it comes to traditional kriek.
RasmusOtt (1290) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful deep and clear red with a foamy pink head. A very good looking kriek! Aroma of strawberry yogurt, sweet cherries, lactobacillus, funky barnyard, gummy bears, sweet oak and weak marzipan. The taste is sour and has some sweetness as well. Hints of marzipan, sweet cherry, fruity yogurt, lactobacillus, weak vinegar and some dry wood at the end. Excellent Kriek!