LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pored into a snifter. Color is Deep red with good frothy head. Great lacing that follows til the end. Nose is a simple Black Cherry. Taste like sweet tarts yet with NO sugar... natural sweetness. Has a clean tartness that leaves you wanting more. the finish is crisp and refreshing, leaves a very wet mouth feel. I was pleasantly surprised by this and would buy it again.... one of the best fruit beers I’ve had. Batch 1040. Shared the bottle with AirForceHops.
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bright red, lasting pink head. Metallic sweet cherry, light sugar. Heavily carbonated, syrupy cherry, lightly medicinal and a bit light rochefort 10 in the selzer quality. Odd, fizzy empty finish. Overly sweet, oddly conflicted.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into a tulip.
4.0 A: Hazy dark amber mahogany color. Two and a half fingers of fairly creamy reddish-beige head with average retention and a small ring of lacing.
3.5 S: This one isn’t what I was expecting. Oak is the strongest aroma. Slightly tart cherries next, but not nearly as strong as I’d like. Not complex at all and not even close to funky enough to be the style it claims it is.
3.0 T: Really strange medicinal/artificial taste to this one. It’s both dry and sweet at the same time. No mouth puckering, this isn’t even as tart as the cherries it came from. Woodiness is strong again.
2.5 M: Lighter body. For as much carbonation as it appears to have, this lies dead on the tongue. Not creamy at all and astringent aftertaste.
2.5 D: I wish the bottle wasn’t so big or so expensive. This beer pretty much sucks. Not really anything good about it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-25-2010 01:22:31
dmac (3998) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger, thanks John. Poured a good looking Rose colored thicker bodied with a fuller light beige head. Aroma of cherry flavored apple sauce, apples, sweet cherries and grain. Medium bodied wi average carbonation and an average duration for the aftertaste. Flavor of cherries, graham cracker crust and cinamon. Interesting and solid, good job James.
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours muddy reddish brown. Nose and taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh sweet maraschino cherries and pie crust. Medium body. Tasty as a fruit beer.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cherry color pour with a fluffy head. Aroma of light malt and tart cherries. Flavor of tart fruit and yeast. A bit sweet and artificial tasting, but really not bad.
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Julio’s.
Appearance : Clear pink/red with a small head.
Aroma : Lots of cherries, sweet and intense cherries. Not much else.
Taste : Sweet cherries, light astringency. Finish sweet cherries. Note of cherry stones.
Overall : Definitely a fruit beer. Should not call itself a kriek. No sourness nor tartness whatsoever. Taste is more like marasquino cherries than fresh natural cherries. Candy-ish.
bigguns22 (660) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle number 1820.Pours deep red like red velvet cake.Head tan to lite pink with tight bubbles.Lite cherry flavors smooth and creamy with a sweet malty finish.lighty carbonated over all very good.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, cherry, oak, and earth. Flavor of cherry pie filling, biscuit, and sugar.
johnrob23 (7) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
toast, citrus, cough drop, amber, medium sweetness, light body, thin feel, lively, the cherry flavor was not quite as strong as some cough syrups I have had but it was rather pleasant and this kreik was light, this is one flavored beer I would recommened to a friend