EKGoldings (603) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall disappointing, the taste is more on the sweet cherry ’Lindemans’ side of the Kriek street than the drier more austere Boon or Leifmans. Doesn’t have the complexity of a good lambic.
jfb (4417) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 23, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) clear deep ruby colour with a frothy light-pink head. aroma of cherry juice, vanilla and a very light hint of melted butter, with a touch of salted popcorn and talcum powder. flavour is mostly cherries, caramel and lots of honey, slightly sweet, with a touch of caramel and some cherry stones. light-bodied with average carbonation.
NosirIwont (2058) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. 3.2%. Best before 07.15. Pours a clear, dark amber, with a pinkish head. Aroma is grassy and (artificial) cherry. Flavour is rather sweet, with cherry and chamomile (1), and a light honey note as it warms. Overall too sweet, but kind of okay actually. 28.02.15.
nearbeer (4014) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml. bottled 2013/01/09. Pours a clear, red-copper with a lasting film of pink cream on top. Nose is syrupy - lightly tart cherries cooked in brown sugar and cream. Taste is the same mix plus some earthy apples and a slight wooden bitterness. Light-medium body is to the sweet side and has a high level of carbonation that tends to remain pleasantly smooth. Not much lambic going on, but a decent fruit beer if you like cherries.
markextrae (1661) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle sample, poured a darker red colour with a pink head, sweet cherries, sweet cherrie marmalade, chemical sweetness, candy sugar, malts, sweet syrup. fake lamcik style
rayaron (538) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 11, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle 250ml. A bit hazy nice red with slightly pinkish small head. Very strong sweet (not so fresh) cherry aroma, a bit plastic. Very sweet cherry flavor, somewhat artificial, syrupy, sweet dry finish. Light carbonation, light-bodied. Cherry juice with some alcohol.
kermis (6198) - 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 (214) - 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 (2929) - 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 (6576) - 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 (1263) - 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.