lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 1999 edition
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Aroma: cherry vingarette, very strong scents, sweet/tart aroma that fills the nose. cherry and gueze scents, cherry wood scents, black cherry juice, vanilla beans, and flowers
Appearance: bright red, semi-purple head, lacing
Flavor: deep, strong cherry flavors--similar to a cherry pie. floralness, tartness, brown sugar flavors, hibiscus flowers, and pineapple
Palate: very smooth, tart bite, great cherry aftertaste--like pie--very sweet
Overall: This one really blew me away--just fabulous!
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2009 Draft at Max’s. Deep ruby red color. Very acidic vinegar aroma with lots of cherries. Really delicious. Nice and sour cherry taste with a really creamy oak finish. Heavenly HomerSlottved (40) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2008
The most beautiful beer. Deep clear ruby color with a little pink head to go along. The ever amazing geuze flavors of horsestble, hayloft and barnyard is complementes with cinnamon, clove, pepper, cherries and a complexity that keeps my nose in the glass forever. The taste completes the experience with matchin sourness and I want more REDBEARPUB (11) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2012
This is the beer that should be the first in the standings! We say to the family Cantillon thanks for the existence of these treasures! knickskicks (1162) - - FEB 12, 2014
Dull red, pink head that fizzles into lacing and disappears. Nose is tart cherries, wood, subtle sweetness. Taste is tart cherries, oak, tart yogurt. Very light and dry mouthfeel. Lingering tart yogurt finish.
bruxellover (19) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Another wonderful Kriek from this brewery. Great use of different sour cherries, the fermentation turned out fantastic, with perfect palate. One of the most complex Krieks I have had, and real balanced to match. CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Had it here at brewery by my pad. Pours deep cherry and maroon and somewhat hazy. Nose is cherry pie and other red fruits such as raspberries and strawberries, predominately cherry. Very tat and then more cherry. Finishes dry and smooth. Excellent. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Rerate, after several tries of the second vintage: 4.9.
Original at 5.0: #800 - Hey_Kevin brought this from the wilds of John's Grocery in Iowa City and I am indebted; he and his friend Frank and I had an excellent afternoon of sampling a couple of rare beers while watching the kids play with their new yo yo balls. On to the beer - incredibly rich cheesy horseblanket, the kind of oaky woodiness normally I only sense in Hanssen's and the most incredibly sour Schaarbeek cherries - a bit softer that Cantillon's regular Kriek, and slightly more sour than Oud Beersel Kriek, but just as complex. The Gueuze is limited to 120 (!) bottles, but this does not have a bottle number on it. The label says 1999, the cork indicates a bottling of 2001. Delicious, and utterly world class. xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2009 2001 bottle shared with drmatt, smhncabot.
Aroma is all sour cherry and funk that just assaults your senses. The sour dry, barnyard is so appealing. Jesus, this aroma used to repel me; what happened?
Taste is super sour at first, just very unripe cherry and crazy yeast profile. The finish is slightly bitter, funky, and bright cherry- like you have the first bite of a sour cherry, but as you slowly chew it the cherry develops and matures into a ripe, well-rounded fruit.
This beer is amazing.
It looks like cranberry juice, tastes like sweet/sour cherry, barnyard, and smells very similar with a lot of cherry and funk.
I could drink this all day.
----re-rate- 1999 Lou Pepe Pure Kriek consumed 1/24/2009
Aroma is dirty hay and rotten cherries; ah, lovely!
It’s like an earthy, cherry pie.
Taste is lemony-tart cherry. Lots of acid and some small bit of sweetness brought on by the malt.
959418 santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Thanks to, uh, me for sharing. Perfect cloudy cherry red body with a great pink head (that’s what she said..). The smell is of fantastic fresh cherries with great funk, sour, and sweet notes. Nice honey, bright dry hops, a slight mineral/iron note, and a strong vinegar tone. The taste is super dry, very acetic, fantastically funky and super sour. Cherries, raspberries, sulfur, mineral, vinegar, cranberries, bread, and an almost gingery, cinnamon spiciness. The irony aftertaste lingers for hours, and I love it. Oak, rubber, and barnyard notes appear as it warms. This is almost exactly what a kriek should taste like.