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 (2091) - 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 (565) - 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 (11760) - 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
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle brought back to St. Louis by a buddy of mine who works for Sam Adams. Pours a cloudy orange-red color and a small, creamy off-white head. Aroma of sweet cherries, sweet caramel malts, faint oak, sugar, and toast. Flavor is also dominated by cherry and malt sweetness, with the oak notes taking more of a back seat. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, malty mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Pretty cool but I would have liked a little more tartness or funk to the cherries instead of just sweetness.
damzz (230) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
OK, I graded this a 5. Well, it is. The aroma is cherries - totally and throughout. The head is slight off white and the lacing is minimal. The color is orange cherry. The taste is cherries with a sourness that is appropriate with a dry aftertaste. The malt comes through but it is attentuated by the cherries. It is beyond a doubt what it says to is an American Kriek. Perhaps the beer loving world needs a new category. Enjoyed in a rimless crystal wine glass on Boxing Day.
CamdenD (1054) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely interesting and full-tasting beer. Cherries are rounded by the oak and the beer drinks nicely as an aperitivo or digestivo. Well done, again.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear garnet pour with lively carbonation and a two finger tan froth. The aroma is somewhat artificial cherry juice, acetic acid, dark fruit, and barrel. Very one dimensional. The flavor is light cherry juice and caramel malt- again, all very artificial. Thin palate with high effervescence and and semi dry finish. About what I expected I guess...
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep red with thick pink head. Lots of cherry in the aroma along with lemon and a very slight mustiness. The flavor is crisp and fruity but sorely lacking in funk. Light bodied and the flavor does not linger. Very easy drinker which thankfully lacks the medicinal cherry flavor that other krieks sometimes carry.
Overall, this lacks severely in depth and doesn’t compare to the Stony Brook Red.