msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was shared by a very generous BA at DLD 2010. Pours a light reddish brown with small white head. Aromas of light tart cherries and some mellow malts. Flavor has very light tart cherries, some oak, and light malts. Really bland example of a Kreik but it was not bad. Really easy to drink. A nice beer for someone who usually does not go for sours or tart lambics. Good for SA to brand out a little bit.
Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark ruby with a big white head. Aroma was light maltiness and mild tart cherries. Flavor was light tart cherries, a bit toasted, very smooth, and a bit yeasty too. Pretty good offering from Sam.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This might be my very first kriek, but I thought it was quite good. The aroma and taste isn’t as strong as I thought it was gonna be, but the cherries are still prominent. Pretty easy to drink.
halfonit (1117) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish color. Aroma is of tart cherries, malts, plum, and pomegranate. Flavor is mainly that of sweeter malts, cherry, and candy. Leaves a bittersweet fruit finish.
drjay44 (2447) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml. bottle numbered 3299. Pours a short lived pinkish head, over a clear, dark red (SRM 15) body.....nose is light cherry, bit of toffee.....taste is initially rather bland, then light cherry flavors arrive, followed by mild tartness, relatively dry throughout, (soft would be another expression)....mouth feel is light, almost watery, carbonation is barely present. A pleasant, but not particularly interesting beer. It reminds me of Lambrusco. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by jslot38 on 1/10/10: Pours a bright ruby copper with a thin-lacing off-white pinkish head. Has a semi-tart earthy fruity nose with some leathery and buttery oak notes. Starts with good fullness and a semi-tart earthy black cherry fruitiness before a sweaty funky flat-tasting finish. Needs some tweaking and has too much buttery oak flavor.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle picked up at the brewery in Boston. Pours a mostly clear, bright ruby colored body with an inch thick, frothy, pure white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Very pretty color on this beer. Aroma has lots of sweet cherries, but not syrupy. A light tartness is there as well as some oak and earth. Flavor is similar. Sweet cherries with a light tartness. A light oak and earth as this slowly dries with a trace of acidity and leaves a moderate aftertaste. Very smooth, easy, lighter body with a fizzy, but soft carbonation. Overall, I admit I was expecting less, but this turned out okay. Not the most depth, but this is not a syrupy mess. A little more tartness would help, but I enjoyed this nonetheless.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a crimson body with a pink off white head. LIght cherry skins with pit and skin tones. Soft cherries with a sweet and drying finish. Low acidity and a bit sweet and easy drinking. Decent fruit beer, kriek is obv a misnomer here.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle number 2929, purchased from the brewery, tasted December 2009. Clear red with a tawny tinge. Fruity, slightly confected aroma. Good powerful cherry flavour. Sweetish but with a tart edge. Finishes a little sharp. Quite impressed.
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy, ruby red color. Good start to the head but it settles to a half covered film of minute bubbles. Thus, no real lace, just some spots.
Smells like a cross between a Sweettart sourness and a children’s aspirin. Rather appealing, but certainly not conventional.
Harsher attack of dry sourness--right up front on the tongue. The alcohol is also up front and more powerful than anticipated. The cherry is very sour but quite muted. There’s a surprisingly sweet finish with a very quick finish and nearly no aftertaste. Good body.
Overall, this is an unusual beer that is worth trying just to experience the unusual flavors.