blackisle (1045) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 25cl. Clear deep red color, small frothy pinkish head, mostly lasting, fair lacing; aroma sweetsour, cherry syrup, candy sugar, jam; taste moderate sweet, light sour, cherry, sugary; medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, finish sweetsour; overall a refreshing fruit beer, less sweet than I expected, but also less sour.
monacomelody (25) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Am Anfang leicht süßlich mit schönem Sauerkirscharoma. Im Abgang leicht bitter - meiner Frau hat es gut gefallen, meins eher nicht.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Svesse (6757) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Café Gollem, Amsterdam, 22 Aug 2014) Red colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity nose with cherries, bitter almond and red fruit. Fruity taste with notes of cherries, red fruit, bitter almond and a certain sweetness coming through. Medium body. Straightforward and fairly uncomplicated, but tasty with a fresh cherry character. Quite nice.
Bromley61a (1) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought previously as Tesco Finest.....
The best Cherry Beer I’ve found so far, and I cannot take Bacchus !
mcberko (8520) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375mL bottle, pours a nearly opaque pinkish dark red with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out sugary sweet cherries, but not cloying. Flavour is around the same, with sweetened cherries, but not too sweet nor cloying. Not complex or anything, but it’s an easy drinking sugary fruit beer. Nice commercial lambic, as far as they go.
evannell (179) - - OCT 7, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. It’s totally not for me, but i can tell that’s one of the best fruit lambics i’ve had. Looks great in it’s own glass.
Alengrin (2938) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted as Saint-Louis Kriek Lambic (in the original 4.5% ABV version) and as Vieux Bruxelles Kriek Lambic (with 4% ABV), the alias under which it is sold in the Aldi supermarkets. Thin but more or less stable, moussy, off-pink head, colour very deep ruby red like a young bordeaux, clear. Strong and artificial, candy-like cherry sweetness dominates the nose, reminiscent of red, sticky candy and strongly sugared, industrial cherry jam, hints of liquorice, lemon, red apple, honey, lemonade and still some (very) vague, sweaty and funky lambic-like accents. Taste sweet and sugary, cherry candy and red fruit jam, but still ’bearable’ compared with the Premium version and actually reminding of actual, genuine cherry juice, tartness more from ascorbic acid than from lambic but in the finish, some faint woodiness is still present, though the dryness is mostly achieved by the ascorbic acid. Sugary and syrupy sweetness does stick to the teeth and throat and annoys me. Thinnish mouthfeel (low ABV usually implies low body) with soft carbonation. Not as lemonade-like as many of its congeners and in that sense not the worst ’sweet kriek’ I ever had, but the style will never fit my personal taste and this kind of oversugared fruit beers are still like liquid candy to me (which is exactly the intention, of course), whether it’s made from actual Zenne valley lambic or Western Flemish ’lambic’ like this one. If one considers only the latter, this is on a par with Jacobins Kriek (not the Max version) from Bockor, but perhaps a tad less sweet.
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pour is like cherry juice. Aroma is cherry. This sucked. Taste is too sweet for a lambic, and very cloying. Ugh.
melush (1164) - SPAIN - SEP 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de 25 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color rubi. Sabor a cereza, ligeramente amargo.
hens (583) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.25L bottle. Clear dark red, small bubbles, small pink top. Overcooked cherry, caramel aroma. Cherry juice, raw apple juice, roasted fruits flavours. Nice soft, sweet and bitter finish. Cherry liqueur mouth feel.