jfb (6984) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
(bottle) pours a murky ruby colour with a frothy pink head. aroma of heavy cherries and herbal hops, with a hint of tobacco and some vanilla. flavour is mostly the same, lots of cherries, with notes of herbal hops, light alcohol, rosehip, a light sweetness and a slightly tart finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation. 77ships (11481) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. 2010 Vintage. Pours dark raspberry red with a pinkish head. Nose is very full of fruits, more cherry than kriek, light raspberry, almost cloying, very jam-like. Taste is blend of cherries & kriek, less tang than I am used of the kiek (the fruit), light hint of iron (maybe the age), touch thin but very easy to drink, oodles of fruit, somewhat fruit sweety with a jam impression, kriek pits in there, light berries in s pices in the finish. Fine carb. very easy to drink. Would have been superb with some sourness but as this stands this is pretty much what a fruit beer should be, fruits & not chemical nonsense. Great stuff. ///// Shared another 75 cl. bottle @ RBBSG II, total gusher & not bad but not as good as the firt time around, bit too metallic & thin, same vintage, keeping previous score for now TheJvd (1343) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Pours dark red with a medium pink head. Aroma is sourish, some cherries and a bit of barnyard. Taste is quite sweet, like pure lemonade syrup, cherries, a little bit of funk and a dry finish. Medium body, medium to heavy carbo. Too sweet for me, could use some more sourness. Borresteijn (7595) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
75cl Bottle at RBESG’13 Grand Tasting. Hazy red/amber colour, pink head. Aroma of sweet cherries, cherry skin, acetone. Flavour is medium-sweet, acetone, almonds, bitter cherry skin, acetic finish. Light-bodied. OK I guess. caesar (7393) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Dark reddish color, short head. Aroma of loads of cherries and cherry pits, marzipan. Soft sourness, quite fruity. Got some bitterness as well, but mostly lots of fruity sweetness. Little too much carbonation. Lots of fruit, could have used a bit more sourness.
Bosbouw (3037) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Rood bier met weinig schuim. Ruikt, citrus en fruitig. Smaakt zoet fruitig als bubblegum. Kersensmaak. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
RBESG 2013. Bottle during Grand Tasting at De Molen. Bottle from 2010. Hazy deep red beer with a nice pinkish head. Fruity cherry aroma, strawberries, caramel, toffee and vanilla notes. Sweetish cherry seeds flavor, caramel, strawberries, hay, sourish, rubber notes, tart, some lingonberries. Nice and complex beer. Abijen (2572) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Pours a nice red beet with a good white head. Smells cherry. Little sour and cherry taste. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
(750ml bottle, 2008 vintage) Pours a ruby body with a small pinkish head. Aroma of cherry, minerals, berries, and leather. Flavor of cherry, almond, light citrus, minerals, and earth. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2013
750 ml bottle at home. Taken from notes. Pours medium amber to red with a fine white pinkish white head. Aroma is cherries, mixed with malty and bready aromas of the tripel. Some flowery notes as well. Palate is sweet to sour, niclely in balance. Taste is sweet raspberries and vanilla. I miss some fruity tartness in this one.