kermis (5468) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Pours clear red with a thick pink head. Aroma of massive cherries, a little tart but mostly cherry drop sweets and the slightest touch of funk in a dusty public toilet way. Flavor is fairly heavy sweet with any acidity unfortunately hidden. Mouthfeel is reminiscent of when they put a tooth in a glass of cola overnight at school to warn us what it does to your teeth. Hmm, I guess that lesson stuck. Over light bodied with light carbonation.
thomashall (112) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.7oz bottle. Pours reddish purple with minimal head. Smells of tart cherries. Taste of sour cherries but not as sour or tart as I would like. Nice finish...decent beer.
Alengrin (2203) - BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
When AB InBev introduced their Belle-Vue Kriek Extra years ago, it came as no surprise that other commercially oriented lambic producers tried the same thing, and Van Honsebrouck - which has a history of jumping on every beer trend which sticks up its head - did the same thing: they created this even more sweet and syrupy, lighter, summery version of their St.-Louis Kriek. I don’t even like the original version, so I won’t bother giving further comment about this cloying summer drink. Approach this not as a beer and certainly not as a lambic.
alexsdad06 (5611) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a dark reddish purple color with a small off white head. The aroma has sweet and tart cherry character with a mild earthy note. The taste is sweet cherries with a lightly tart cherry finish and a hint of earthiness throughout. Light bodied and refreshing. This is pretty much a fruit beer, no tart/sour/funky character you would expect in a lambic.
martjoobolut (819) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,25L bottle, BB 01.2016. Pours red with pink head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is cherries, some sweetness. Flavor is sour and sweet, cherries. Overall: very easy to drink, like cherry lemonade.
Beertobealive (261) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at "la Braconne" Lacanau.
Very short white head. Bitter and dry sherry aromas. Your noise also gets the sweetener.
Ruby colored body. Light Taste of light sherry.
tnkw01 (1163) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very light red, gold color with no head. Aroma is like funky fruit. Taste is a funky, cherry with banana after taste.
dEnk (3836) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big fake cherry, fruits. Flavour is light tangy fruits, red fruits and a coating of fake fruit candy.
Camons (6128) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ Schraevenacker, Belgium. Pours red with a light pink head, loads of lively bubbles. Aroma is sweet, cherries, marcipan, mandelessens. Flavor is very sweet with some cherry, marcipan, sweets. Medium body, average carbonation. Very sweet, but not totally awfull. 020814
Kauge (201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Nõmme Comarket (€ 3,29), July 2014. Pours a deep ruby red with a pinkish head that retains rather well, leaving some lacing. Aroma is gentle cherry yoghurt, more on the sour side than sweet; not as intense as I’d have expected. Taste is more straightforwardly sweet, even sugary, artificial cherry (like the cheap-ass cherry ’ciders’ they sell in stores), sour. Palate is icky-sticky with a rather soft mouthfeel, medium body and low to medium carbonation. Dry, sugary finish with some tart prickling in the throat. Overall... rather like lemonade.