tkrjukoff (3898) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear red with a small pinkish head. Aroma is fruity cherries a bit sweet. Flavor is sour not too heavily cherry a bit thin dryish.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes. Bottle share courtesy of Bytemesis. Thank you! Aromas and flavors dominated by Band-Aid, smoke, antiseptic and funky yeast. Not much good to say about this bottle. Infected? Brett gone wild? Unbalanced yeast flavors in this bottle.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
bytemesis (2581) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 18/198 with huge thanks to douglass88! Pours hazy ruby purple, small pink head and some lacing. Quite beautiful actually. Aroma is feet, funky yeast, horse blanket, cherries. Flavor is oak, cherry, wood tannins and a bit of smokiness. Medium funk dominates, some vinous notes poke through from the pinot. Medium body, low carbonation. A lot if things going on in this beer, but they really seem to be fighting each other rather than working together.
barn0216 (359) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful cherry red color. Crazy smell, an entirely new smell i think. Some mix of cherry and smoke and chemical something or other. Harsh. Flavor is much more sensible. Totally tastes like pinot noir, with cherry. I like the flavor, smell is yuck. Strange.
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with Daniel. Aroma and flavor of Pinot noir aged tart saison with cherries. Not really sour, this one is delicate with mild carbonation. Still, slightly preferred this over Beauregard because it had a great pH balance, not acetic when compared. Great beer.
douglas88 (5564) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a bright reddish color with a small white head. A big sour nose of wood and cherry. The flavor is mostly sour, almost unbalanced, tart cherries, sawdust, acidic, mellow yeast and vanilla as well. Quite nice. Not super aggressive, and in this sense like a fruit lambic more than say a super sour ale.
boFNjackson (4025) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 Tap @ Upright... Poured deep, reddish/ruby with a thin head. Drying with tartness. Rich cherry flavor up front with added barrel and yeast notes in the finish. Comes off as a pretty good Kriek. Light mouthfeel. Good cherry-candied sweetness. But balanced and not too heavy in any direction.
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Upright, pours an opaque cherry red with a small beige head. Aroma brings out medium cherry notes, and some funky yeast notes almost like a fruit lambic. Flavour brings out dry, lightly tart cherries, lambic-like notes, and farmhouse qualities. Very complex, with the cherry adding a wonderful element. Excellent stuff.
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Upright. Pours a full haze, inky deep purple. Low to no foam. Nose is salty, fresh raspberry, dark cherry pit, pie filling. Taste is bright, lightly salty, refreshing with black cherry, heavy lemon acid. Long, citric and lightly lactic finish. Clean, simple. Excellent Kriek all around.