DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - APR 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Oren. Clear red with an off-white head. Aroma of cherries, malt, caramel, some alcohol, wood notes and light brandy hints. Sweet fruity flavor with cherries, caramel, a bit of sweet spiciness, some liqueur notes and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied. So-so.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - APR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. amazing clear red color with light brown hues. small pinkish-white head. strong fruit aroma (berries and pear) with almond notes. sweet, no acidic cherry flavor, rum soaked dark fruits, very long finish. full body. interesting and unusual beer.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml drank fresh: Pours a cloudy dark reddish orange with a puffy white head, huge sour cherry aroma, starts and ends sweet. I’d say try this one in 5 to 7 years and see if the potential pans out.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours ruby red with a white head. Smells of buttery cherries and lightly tarte. Tastes of tarte cherries, some sweet cherry hints and some citrus on the finish.
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely more of a fruit beer (as listed here) than a true kriek, although there is a bit of tartness. Kind of similar to Founders Cerise. Not overwhelmingly sweet but the cherries also just aren’t as robust as in Belgian Red.
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at EBF. Poured a clear ruby with an amber her with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was a bit underwhelming with a light slightly tart cherry note. Flavor started with cherry that grew into a medium tartness and ended with a hint of acid. Nice light body.
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a just clear red to orange with a thin white head. Cherry, soft cherry cough drops. Sweet, big cherry, lots of soft cherries, and malt. Sweet and chewy, very light acid. Long cherry finish.
mcox90 (1737) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a clear deep red, claret would be the term I believe, with a 1/2" pink head that quickly disappears. Aroma is sour cherry with a hint of spice. Flavor is the same with the addition of a nice yeasty flavor. Almost Belgian. Moderate bodied with a nice tartness.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
at dak’s 7/29/10.
clear reddish auburn brown with a filmy white head.
the nose has a bunch of cherry in it... along with cinnamon (fruit not yeast) and buttery grain.
the flavor is the same only watered down. it lacks any complexity and it feels out of balance.
the body is medium though it has a ton of fizzy carbonation... yet it falls flat on the tongue. weird.
not a terrible fruit beer but it is an awful kriek... 5/3/5/2/10/2.5
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a nice deep and clear red color with a nice amount of reddish head (about 2-3 fingers). Nice lacing left behind.
S - Mostly sweet and strong cherry aroma that dominates the smell. A little bit of oak taste mixed in.
T - There is a lot of cherry flavor in this beer. Very nice and sweet flavor overall. A little tart but overall a very sweet beer. A little bit of oak flavor mixed in, similar to the smell.
M - Little carbonation and overall very smooth. Fairly full bodied, but a little dull on the tongue.
D - The flavors are very strong, but the beer is very well balanced. It is a bit full, but still very drinkable due to the tartness.