Mora2000 (5104) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red pour with a white head. The aroma has some nice cherry notes as well as some biscuit malt and alight bit of funk. The flavor is similar. I get some cherries and a light bit of tartness as well as some oak and some sweet brown sugar. Juicy tasting. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml flip top) clear medium crimson, off white bubbles. Nose of Brett, sour cherries, vinegar that detracts. Taste of sour cherry, vinegar, pie filling, wet wood, neat beer but certainly has a few flaws.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 swingtop bottle courtesy of a daknole trade. Thanks, Dak. Pours a nice deep reddish crimson glow, fruit punch, some darkness in the middle, a gentle haze moves to a darker but transparent deep berry reddish glow on the edges and bottom. A frothy subtly pink white head dies to a small filmy layer, loose lacing. Well carbonated. Aromas are distinct cherryskin, gentle sweetness, a more spritzy and sour appeal really takes over. Some fruit punch, lemony lactic life and raspberry pulp scoots in. Some gentle oak, red wine, but more fruit and black cherry, firm sour presence. I wouldnít call it complex, but enjoyable. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, a touch of girth in the middle. Cherryskin, raspberry, fleshy blackcherry, a bit of boysenberry, more black raspberry. Nice, fairly seedy. The sourness, it hits quickly. Not overdone, a firmly carbonated body kinda provides some synergy. Firmer lactic life, lemony and sour. The middle offers a but more pulpy fruit, raspberry is seedy, making this Kriek not JUST a flat out cherry sour. Not medicinal feeling, some nice complexity of fruit but for some subtle barrel, gentle sweetness working in itís fairly approachable. Not overly sour, nice lactic elements mix with sour berries, black cherry. A gentle Balsamic wash is subtle. Backend is tart, berry and cherryskin, a bit tannic with some gentle oak, touches of Bslasamic vinegar is subtle. The fruit element, fairly rich up front, taapers off back here. Displays more barrel, skin, a touch of vanilla and some gentle Bslamic elements. Carbonation again is firm. Finish is nice, a bit more muted. The nose is fairly potent, the fruit plays quite nice up front and into the middle, drying up and giving a good dose of oak into the backend, touches of red wine. Not as complex as one might expect, but pretty agreeable, good drinker, really nice fruit presence. Nice.
Ratman197 (8463) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml swing top bottle poured a clear garnet with a small lingering pinkish head. Aromas of sour cherry, cookie and spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour cherry, bread and light spice with a crisp dry tart lingering cherry finish.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Moderate tartness. Sweet pie cherries combine with moderately tart lemons. Nice balance between the two flavors. Light vinegar notes as well and they really add some complexity to this beer. I donít think that I would change a thing.
brokensail (9096) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Richardís tasting. Great bright red pour with a pink head. Sweet cherry pie, spice, and lemon zest. Tart cherry, some hints of red wine vinegar, and oak. Flavor is sweet cherry pie up front. Lemon zest, cherry skin, and some red wine vinegar. Notes of oak and grass.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL. Pours a clear, beautiful pink with lower white foam. Nose is juicy, sweet raspberry. Taste is juicy, mild spicy acetic, raspberry. Moderately salty, acetic. But actually everything is soft and approachable. Much better than expected with restrained acetic especially given Santa Feís track record.
daknole (8002) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brew! pours a red color with a light pink head. Cherries, yeast, funk, lactic sourness, oaky notes. Very bright cherry flavor without it tasting fake. I enjoyed this quite a bit.
Travlr (9807) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle muled by Savannah, thank you maíam! Beautiful hazy reddish pink color, off pink head. Aroma of sweet and sour cherries, light citrus, brandy, vanilla, butterscotch. Taste is sour cherry, vanilla, lemon. Delicious.
thomas15 (588) - USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of lemony cherry with pronounced funk. Appears thin rosť color. Taste is lemon cherry sour. Very nice.