Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this 2008 bottle at the pre-BTBF tasting. Red pour with a white head. The aroma is full of slightly tart cherries and a bit of biscuit malt. The flavor follows suit with a lot of sweet, sugary cherry notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
Bottle. A hazy red beer with a big white head. The aroma and taste is of dry cherries/marzipan and light acid. Medium body with a dry finish. Alengrin (5893) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2017
Belgian ale enriched with a generous dosis of sour cherries, has been in existence for years now but I still hadn’t tried it, so many thanks to Stefan for sharing this three year old (2014) bottle - which is apparently at 7% ABV rather than the 6.6% given here. Dense, very thick, ’dirty pink white’, lacing yet unstable head over a misty deep cherry red beer with brownish hue, turning into a very murky brownish red in the end. Aroma offers a lot of sour cherry, ’kriekenjenever’, damp hay, cherry pits, fermenting plums, red raspberries, damp earth, cloves, grape peel, ruby port, red wine vinegar, touch orange peel. Sour cherries in the onset and a lot of them, I’m guessing Duysters got inspired by the cherry lambics in using 200-300 grams of the fruit per liter; they establish a sharpish, at first even almost lemony acidity that cuts through the whole beer, drying the throat; a sweetish blue plum and nectarine accent sits in the middle of this. Carbonation is fizzy, mouthfeel lighter than I’d expect from a 7% beer. Bready malt backbone with a ’deep’ sourish wheaty side to it. In the finish, a lot of complexity is added: totally unexpectedly, a sweet cherry jam flavour pops up, immediately followed by a deep, earthy hop bitterness reinforced by tannins from the cherry seeds and skins and eventually accompanied by a long, warming, gin-like alcohol effect as well as a subtle touch of port- or red wine-like oxidation. Probably consumed at about just the right age, with this onsetting, still very faint portorisation effect adding complexity, but with the generous dosis of fruit acidity and flavour still intact, this was way better than I had imagined... A pleasant discovery, strange I never had this before but bottles of about this age are certainly worth seeking out. Quite unique. BoBoChamp (5754) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2009
75cl, exclusive brew Anno 2007, from De Laakdalse Biershop, complex sour/bitter Kriek, not balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle at the legend of chriso’s pre GBBF09 tasting. Alround rating: Tart kriek, lots of tannins, balanced, good dark cherry character.
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2009
75 cl bottle, vintage 2006, at Moeder Lambic. Ruby red with a pinkish head. Kriek aroma, somewhat sweet, but not excessively so. Sweet "mon cherie" flavours, ending dry. Quite refined cherry taste. Nice. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2008
Hazy reddish colour with a pinkish head. Sweet fruity aroma with a light tart and yeasty note. Candy sweet flavor with fruity and yeasty notes. Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2008
Bottled. Hazy dark red coloured. Cherry aroma with notes of other berries, iron and some spices. Cherry flavour with some sweetness and a very dry and slightly acidic finish. Refreshing. Martinus (4737) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2012
Rating of Roodebol 2010.Grzesiek79 (4484) - Radom, POLAND - APR 1, 2017
Ruby red colour, pink head. Aroma has loads of cherries, almond and cherry pips. Flavour is sour cherry, light bitter almonds. Finish is bitter almond, sour cherry. Quite nice.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT3, Oirschot. Noted 8.4% ABV. Courtesy of joes. Thanks for sharing!)
Many thanks for this amazing beer to tderoeck. Vintage 2010. Siedmio letnie piwo owocowe. Gdybym mial zawiazane oczy to bym powiedzial ze pieje porzadnego Oude Krieka. Doskonaly wyglad rozowo-czerwona barwa, piana srednia jasno rozowa szybko opada. Metniste na dnie wersji bez etykiety z pszewieszka tylko. Cudowny aromat porzeczek, malini wisni. W smaku owocowa pelnia, na poczatku lekko slodkie przypominalo tarte alzacka wysmarowana dzemem malinowo wisniowym. Potem im wiekszy lyk z osadem tym bardziej kwaskowe i cierpkie czerwone porzeczki, kwaskowosc zdecydowanie bierze gore, dominuje a wokolo caly czas unosi sie won sadu mlodych drzew owocowych. Jeden z moich Top 10 Fruit beer. Rozkosz ta idealne wspolgrala z gesia watrobka.