thewolf (11651) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought @ Ambrosetti, Berlin.
Pours deep, dark red with a medium, fizzy, pink head. Sweet and lightly artificial cherry aroma with quite some almonds. Medium carbonation, fair mouthfeel. Flavour is lighly tart, some sweet cherries and a fair amount of caramel in the finish. Drinkable after vacuuming!
TEJA (1821) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
25 Cl bottle at Slija Line. Nice sherry color with a firm lasting foam. The cherrie aroma is very similar to the one in Coca cola cherry and artificial. Small sour taste were the artificial cherrys also are present. Also asome residual sweetness. Not one of the better krieks Iíve tried.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml Bottle. Pours hazy maroon with a half finger pink head. The nose is maraschino cherries and cherry jolly ranchers. The taste is cherry soda and cherry flavored cough drops. Light prickly mouthfeel. Way to sugary sweet. I think Iím going into a diabetic comaÖ
BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sweet Kriek, not balanced, clear, small head, nothing special
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At Rarbar, Aarhus, DK.
Red with pink head. Aroma and flavor of cherries, marzipan and sweet sugars. Some hidden sourness.
Bontus (708) - Flanders, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle ít Speelse Geweten. Pours fiery red with a pink white head. Aroma of syrup, cherries and poepegatjes. Flavor develops sourness but stays predominantly sweet and the finish is only mildly astringent.
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL green glass cork-finished. Cork date 04-2007. Poured in Moinette chalace.
Appearance: A white, very light but sudsy head, left no lacing. Color is mahogany to reddish brown. Fairly clear.
Nose: The classic red cherry (Ludenís cough drops) of a sweeter-style kriek. Not a lot of woodiness or nuttiness here. Hard to get much other than the cherries.
Palate: Light carbonation, moderately sweet, but the tartness creeps in on the finish. It is a sweet-tartness though, like a sour patch kid. Mouth-feel is nice, with a certain woody texture and some of the wheat comes across, mostly in texture, not as much in flavor. A lightly-toasted oak flavor is subtly present. When aggitated in the mouth, the finish is more classic kriek than
"other" mass-produced examples.
Notes: A half-step between the commercial and cloyingly sweet lambics (Lindemanís) and the traditional, sour labics (Cantillon). A better introduction to what Lambics are than Lindemanís and more user-friendly for those just starting into sour Belgian beers.
Other Notes: We tried this beer, at the request of the regional rep, next to a bottle of Lindemanís Kriek. On the nose, the differences were subtle. The palate revealed the woody texture of St. Louis and the notes associated with oak-ageing, whereas the Lindemanís was cloying, round, and had a slick, soda like mouth-feel. The finish of the St. Louis was stronger and more complex than the Lindemanís. All in all, theyíre not hugely different (half-step), but the quality of the St. Louis is such that the money is better spent with it and the lesson of oak-ageing is more obvious. I still prefer the Cantillon style to both though.
charlotte (4953) - rÝdovre, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
25 can.Reddish colour with small head.Sweet cherry aroma with thin body and slight watery mild with short finish.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Back to Back with the peche, with some spicy lentils in between. Bottle. Pours dark red with a tan head. Nose is like cherry cough syrup. Taste is very sweet, and cloying with some tartness. Overall I like this less than the peche.
rosenbergh (9159) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
250 ml bottle. From Germany. 4%.
Clear red colour with small head.
Sweet cherry aroma. A bit too sweet flavour. Very cherry.