Rastacouere (6148) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pinkish red hue surmounted by a pink off-white head. Nice nose with that oak cask wood thing going on that seduces me like always. Woody with weird almost smoky notes. Leafy balsamic vinegar notes and of course an honest mostly sweet cherry base. Palate is balsamic, very refreshing, oaky vanilla, but acidity level remains low enough to be accessible. Excellent!
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A red beer with a small white disappearing head. The aroma is slightly sweet with notes of wood and cherries. The flavor is boring of cherries, and dry wood with the carbonization tickling the tongue. The end is very dry with notes of over-ripe cherries.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Disappearing head on a deep amber/red body. Sweet and sour cherry aroma with a slight woodyness. Nice and mild. Flavor is vinous with wood and cherry notes and a sour end. A nice and fresh sour ale without beeing extraordinary.
TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle is called Echt Kriekenbier. Iím sure it is the same, however. Pours deep magenta with a tall pink head. Aroma is sour with hints of vinegar, fruit, and wood. Taste is sour cherry but itís somewhat sweet with the vinegar only creeping in around the edges. You can taste the wood also, but itís not as pronounced as some other cask aged beers. Mouthfeel is moderately bitter but otherwise silky smooth. No acidity in this one, that I can pick up, anyway. Finish is a bit dry leaving more of the sour cherry taste. Lovely beer!
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep blood red with foamy pink head that dissolved more like a soda than a beer. Cherry smell, sourness, wine-like scent. Quite sour, carbonated, I can see the vinegarness here too. A little metallic in the finish. Nice Kriek, one of the better sours that I have tried.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle, courtesy of The Foodery in Philadelphia. Dark purplish ruby, little head, fully diminishing. Powerfully sour fruity aroma, hint of bitter almonds. On the tongue, surprisingly smooth and velvety at first...agressive sour, almost vinegary flavors develop, not entirely pleasantly. This is an over-the-top sour cherry flavor, potent and real but not altogether wonderful. Light almond nuttiness, vinegar and ammonia to finish...dry and woody and perhaps just a bit thin. Iím fascinated, but I just donít know if I like it.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
mostly yeast in the aroma; dark red with a frothy pink head; sour cherry taste with a dry finish
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour aroma with a hint of cherries, duh. See through red with a fine pink head that was gone by the time I finished drinking. A brief hint of sweetness that was followed up by the cherry sourness, and finshed with a bitter flare. A rather dry finish and some carbonation as well. Not too bad, but New Glarus is better.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear reddish colour with a cherry coloured head (suprise!). Lambic smell. Taste is mildly sour with vinigar notes. Slightly sweet. Cherry flavour is there but not as pronounced as one might expect. Slight wood. Dry finish.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep red color. The aroma is sour, with note of vinegar, and it definitely has good cherry notes to it. The taste is refreshing and dry with a sour cherry character. This would be a great beer to drink on a hot day. Fruity, but not at all cloying with a nice balancing tartness.