mariuspoenari (2969) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2017 375ml bottle at the brewery, 2013 sticker. Hazy ruby pour with a pink head. Tons of cherries, both macerated and fresh, cherry cores, almonds, roasted chestnuts, lambic funk, mineral components, all perfectly balanced. Light body, medium to high carbonation and a tart, refreshing finish.
Mjollnir (415) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2016
2011 vintage, at the brewery - delicious, but slightly below the 2013 vintage. A bit more dry, more emphasis on the cherries as opposed to the almonds/chestnuts. 4.6/5
750mL bottle, vintage 2007 bottled 2009. Pours clear bright red with a subdued light pink head. Aroma of cherries, acid and a little funk with some esters. High tartness, while the cherries are still strong despite the age, some light medicinal flavours. Light body with a lingering tart and fruity finish. Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2017 Słodki, owocowy aromat. Skórki i pestki wiśni. Migdały. Bretty. Wytrawne, wiśniowe, pięknie zbalansowane, eleganckie. Totalnie aksamitne. MisoW (3654) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle at Cantillon. Pours red color, pink head. Aroma of cherries, raspberries. Taste is sour, raspberries. mateuszk (2769) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours red with small pinky head. Aroma of great tart cherries mixed with al.ond and berries. In taste medium to high level of tartness, bit funky and very fruity. Medium body, bit oily, fizzy carbonated. Finish is cherry and tart, no vinegar at all. Fantastic kriek.
Erzengel (9462) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2016
2013er bottle, 37.5cl. Funky sour nose. The Sourness is smooth, the cherries intense, not sweetish but very round and complex. The aftertaste is long, dark cherries, lots of fruitiness with not too sour body. Fantastic. olsvammel (7286) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Tart and fruity smell. Tart and fruity taste but also chemical. Rough flavour and mouthfeel. ctipping (2233) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2016
750 mL bottle.. 2009 bottle. Bottled September 1, 2011. Originally reviewed 4/20/2013.
Bright pink with a faint pink head. Thick collar. Hazy.
Really nice cherry aroma. Deep cherry. Oaky and vanilla is very strong. A ton of acidity but not a ton of funk.
Tastes of sour cherries. Lots of oak. Vanilla. Funk is much stronger. Barnyard is more prominent here too. The cherries are the star of the show though.
Dry, very sour. Medium body.
Fantastic cherry flavor. Best characteristic of this beer.
Maracuja05 (1629) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
05-05-16 // sample at Cantillon Quintessence 2015. Excellent deep red colour, funky sour cherry smell. Not to sour, the cherry sweetness overweighs. davidezdonz (586) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - AUG 21, 2016
A 750ml bottle at the brewery. 2013 sticker, bottled on 10th September 2015. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass. It poured a slightly hazy dark ruby red with a three finger dark pink head and sparse lacing. Aromas of marzipan, cherry and almonds dominate with hints of biscuit. Only some light sour tartness. Tastes of cherry and almond dessert cake. Very nice. Light sour, tartness, oak and a touch of sweetness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall another stunning Lou Pepe variety with great balance. Easy to drink and refreshing. I tried Framboise on the same day and not to take anything away from the Kriek as it is still really really good, but the Framboise was near perfect.