brokensail (16436) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
This beer is terrible. Reddish color with a nice murkiness and a small head. Aroma is just bad. A bit of bile along with onions to start things off. A mild fruit/cherry character followed by a heavy dose of celery. Tastes like pruno/cheap wine with a little bit of cherry. A very strong vegetable character which is far from pleasing. Bah. bhensonb (15094) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Thanks to marcus for sharing 1 of 180 bottles. Pours a very dark cherry with a pinkish off-white head. Aromas of alcohol and darkish cherry. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is a little heat, a little darkish cherry. A bit muddled. Should have had it before the Lou Pepe Kriek (no comparison). It is mellow. A bit too much malt? And too much alcohol. But it is a worthy effort. In the future more sour and less alcohol. It does improve with time. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a deep ruby body with a moderate pinkish head. Aroma of cherry, wet wood, mustiness, and vinous. Flavor of cherries, Belgian yeast, and wood with a somewhat dry finish. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2010
[email protected]hopscotch (11050) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
to -750ml bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and red color. Aroma is vinuous, fruit-cherry, wood, some spice. Taste is vinuous, fruit-cherry, wood, some spice. Good carbonation.
Bottle (dregs)… RBWG ‘10… Murky caramel-colored ale with a rose tint and a small, fizzy, white head. The bouquet is vinous, acidic, earthy and a touch medicinal. Medium bodied and watery with nearly-expired carbonation. The flavor is sweet, fruity, earthy, but then way too bitter. Odd; unpleasant. Leaves a bitter taste in my mouth that I wasn’t expecting from a lambic or fruit beer. Not sure what they were going for here. Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger!
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Reddish pour. Cherry aroma, some light graham cracker, caramel. Flavor is a watery, cherry mess. A big waste of money. DuffMan (10278) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Cork pulls out without much fanfare. Extremely lively carbo generatesa huge-- but brief-- head on a murky red-orange body. Aroma is just off: acetone and petrol and vinegar. Undrinkable. Sad. marcus (10148) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
This reddish bown beer poured with a modest pinkish beige head that didn’t last long. There is a fruity alcohol aroma and an oaky cherry and malt flavor with a harsh bitter finish and an alcohol trail. The flavor improves as the beer warms. In my opinion, a kriek should not carry 10% abv, since it loses its mellow drinkable character. At any rate, this is a pretty good brew. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Had at the Ravenous Pig during RBWG 2010 courtesy JCwattsrugger. A nice pretty red with a small white head. The aroma reeks of oak, some fruit, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is mild cherries, malt, and a significant alcohol burn. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2012
#3595/3600, 750, corked and baled. Pours a cloudy garnet with surging gigantic head that settles quickly away to nothing at all. Funky dry woody nose overpowers the tart cherry presence. The cherries are a little overly sugary, but that could be all the vanillins from the oak messing with their mojo. Creamy medium body with subdued carb. Tart cherries, vanilla, and wood on the mid palate. Acetic finish.