TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby, very small reddish head. Sharp, almost like metallic cheery aroma. Also metallic cherry flavor. Carbonated, sweet, "easy to drink" lambic. Similar to Lindemans Kriek but with much less character.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled as "Vieux Bruges Cerise Lambic". Sweet cherry pie, sugary, like a fruit pie or Lifesaver. Mild astringent hops. Dark crystal clear cranberry juice color, with foamy lacing pink head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet, like cherry flavored Lifesaver, but also with fruity acidity. Light metallic quality toward the finish, with intense sweet cherry flavor. After is fruity with a bit of hops - not really much bitterness. Nice fruit flavor, but just too sweet.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(sampled under the name Vieux Bruxelles Kriek Lambic)
Baby-pink dense head, imperceptibly but steadily receding; very dark purple-red beer. Syrupy, artificial, sweets-like (cheery)fruit nose. Sweet to very sweet taste, with a fruitsweets taste, close enough to sweet cherries, bubblegum, just a touch woody. Beer seems to fall flat retronasal. Rather well-bodied, oily and creamy. Aftertaste of cardboard and overly sweet fruit. Terrible child’s concoction, a travesty of the style it is classified under.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 (Bottled) Very beautiful, deep, clear, ruby red color with a smallish, pink head and some lace. Quite candy-sweet, very strong and clean cherry aroma. Sweet, very fruity, Dr. Peppery cherry flavor with slight acidity, and hints of cherry stones in the finish. Medium-bodied, smooth-carbonated palate. Quite sweet and straigtforward, but clean and enjoyable cherry dessert.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice red color with a thin pink head. Low carbonation. Interesting and assertive aroma of cherries. The flavor is mostly cherries with a sweet finish. Very oily. It would be better with more acidity.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2004
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Red with a red head.
A lot of cherries in both aroma and flavour.
Way, way too sweet...
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is strong cherry and a little citric, but not as artifical as expected. Dark red color, pink head, good lace. Very sweet (not too sweet), cherry, little sourness, more candy flavor than beer. Little sugary, very short finish, just some cherry and a little dusty. No tartness or oak in sight and that’s what I miss.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cherry-red, with a pink head. Sweet aroma from cherry. Flavor is sweet too, and a little sourish at the end. I dont think I ever will understand whats so good about the fruitbeers like this one
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from bottle at Danish Beer Festival 2004 (#53).
Deep cherry color with a fine light pink head. Sweet cherry aroma, no sourness. Artificial chewing gum-like. Very sweet syrupy cherry flavor, somewhat thick and cloying.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled @ DBF2004: Reddish colour. White head with a red gleam. Aroma reminds me of an Amaretto with its almond scent, but its mingled with the cherry aroma. Flavour is sweet and perfumed. Cherry and again the almond notes. Has a somewhat cloyingly sweet aftertaste.