smcolw (601) - 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.
Tsekouratos (492) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pours a red clear color with a slight pink head. Aromas of cherries and oak. Taste is like artificial sugar, some oak and cherry juice. Medium body with medium carbonation.
fugitive (1695) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Local Pub, Athens. Color orange with a big head. Aroma spicy, malt. Taste sour, fruits, malt, citrus, mellow.
echudy (89) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just ok scent, but excellent deep red color. Nice strong cherry flavor on the front, and very solid after taste
retinadoc (159) - - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, and a fancy one indeed, with cork top and metal retainer. Beautiful deep red color. Overall disappointing however. Slightly sweet, but very tart. Very unbalanced for a SA product. Baseline hop and caramel corporate SA base is overwhelmed by aroma and flavors of tart cherries. Nice bottle, which I will save for display, but I won’t buy this one again.
bbertels (229) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from the brewery. Little to no head, pink coloured brew. Aromas revealed are surprisingly few given its alcohol but some fruity and malty tones are there. Taste is roasty, bready malt and some fruit (which had a slight artificial feel to it). But overall OK.
punkska101 (1253) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 bottle shared with dad A:cherries, red fruits, woody app: dark red white head good lacing t/p: med to thin body light tartness. nice texture kind of oily o: good. not as tart as expected but still a smooth sip.
boto (1963) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle: this one pours a hazy, darker ruby color. There was a small ruby tinged head that didn’t linger very long. The nose is good. Predominately sour cherry. Getting a bit of the oakiness too. The taste is good. A nice, tart black cherry flavor. Hints of the oak also. A fairly decent amount of malts balancing the cherries. Just a touch sweet. A fairly decent Kriek.
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very attractive bottle at DC’s first tasting of 2010.
Bright pink with a 3-bubble head. Little to no aroma. Flavor of Hawaiian punch, but less complex. I’d like to taste the cherries some day, but you can keep the beer.
tmoreau (2988) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 1 pint 9.4 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a cloudy, copper color, with a fleeting layer of froth & bubbles, and some dots & dashes as lacing. The nose was cherry liqueur/kijafa, touches of sweetness & tartness, with light oak hints. The taste was similar notes, with a more pronounced dark cherry impression, stronger sweet & tart, medium body, and soft carbonation. A tasty, dessert-like change of pace for the sampling session.
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is cherries, malt, caramel. Flavour is cherries, malt, caramel, dried fruits. Nice beer.