voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a mysterious dark hazy ruby, with a nice small creamy head. Aroma gives the typical cantillon brett/hessian bag character, probably stronger than their other beers, there was also quite a bit of oak and old dry cherry. Smooth, tart body... the cherry seems less present than the plain kriek, and it just tasted a little ’old’. Flavours were stronger in the finish, which showed plenty of musk, acid and a dry feel. Great. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Tap @ Obriens. Ruby, thin pink head. Nose is cantillon funk, cherry pits, earthy oak. Flavor is sour cherry, acidic lemony/rind, deep earthy fruit. Yeast and trademark Cantillon. Nice but I don’t really love what Cantillon does with Krieks. Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Holy moly is this stuff sour! But, at the same time, incredibly delicious. I’m very glad I got to try this. Pungent cherry and beautiful to look at. Sour as all, get out. Tasted a little earthy as it warmed up, so get on it and drink it down quick-like. This will make the muscles in your neck tense up. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 on tap at hopleaf. pours a cloudy ruby red with almost no head. a pretty complex sour cherry aroma. flavor is very crisp sourness with hints of cherries. the cherry flavor is amazing. very clean and ripe. i actually dont usually like the flavor of cherries but this beer accomplishes a wonderful balance of being very sour and tart with a great cherry finish. a wonderful brew.............................................. tap at maproom 5/29/07. this and dreadnaught had to fight for my love that night and i had dreadnaught first, but had 2 pours of this ’04 vintage. another stellar impression. cherry flavor is right on for me, nice sour kick, but rounded out acidity made this extremely drinkable. my favorite kiek by far. austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2006
2001 Bottle: Probably a bit old by now, but here goes. SOUR!!!!! Wow! Pucker city. Lots of tart cherries. Not too complex.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle: Ruby cranberry colored, light head and lacing. Nose of ripe cherry, nice cinnamon and maltiness. Nice nose, clean bouqet, nice tart mouthfeel and finish. End balanced, zesty, good. A lot more balanced than their regular kriek, I could drink this one all night. Christian (13605) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 2003 vintage. Red with a short lived head. Very fruity aroma has sour cherry of course as well as some wood. Refreshing and quite sharp flavour. 4.1
2003 vintage in 2011: Rather a lasting head actually. Not a lot of cherry aroma, but lots of almond, along with cellar and complex funk. Complex and quite tart flavour with cherry, almond, wood, funk
2015 in 2016. Loads of sour cherry, and cherry stone/almond. Over the top cherry, but oh, it’s good. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) Slightly hazy blood red - no head and completely flat. Fresh and fruity aroma with prominent cherries. Thin and somewhat watery body with acidic - but fresh - accents of cherries. Remains sourish all through the finish. 281006 apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Yes, thank you to JoeMcPhee for this great beer! An impressive, brightly colored brew - flamboyantly red with a pink head. There’s no doubt that this is a cherry beer from the aroma: sour, musty cherries prevail. The sourness is not too overwhelming in the flavor, as some of the Cantillon beers are for me. This is a nice balance of tartness, hints of maltiness and plenty of fruitiness. Very good. notalush (5867) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Huge thanks to JoeMcPhee for sharing this at beastiefan2k’s place - pardon my french, but this beer is the shiznit! (I know, not the greatest word to describe such a refined beer) - beautiful red body with a slight purple hue to it - the aroma has the customary Cantillon funk, with damp oak, cherries, of course (pits and all) - very mild sourness for a Cantillon, complimented by a very subtle sweetness and acidic cherry flavor - later in the flavor, and all through the finish, there are some warming, almost Christmas-like spices that I couldn’t really identify, but they made the beer even more delicious - I will have to shell out the money for another bottle so I can spend more time figuring out what makes this beer so great.