Christian (13930) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
Bright red with a lasting pink head. Weak cherry aroma, with brettanomyces. Dry and slightly tart flavour of cherry and brett. Nice and refreshing. JefVerstraete (3747) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2013
Red colour, medium carbonation. Smell of cherry’s. Nice balance between sweet, sour and bitter. Not overly sweet. Good fruit beer. Dry finish. Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle at gent beer festival. Pours deep purple red, nose is cherry, funky, taste is tart, dry, fruity. JorisPPattyn (10118) - BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2007
(Cold) hazy, dark red beer with medium, pink-coloured headd. Fresh cherry juice nose, some faraway wood (served terribly cold), and more than in the taste, alcohol. Sharpish cherry flavour, bit of cinnamon retronasal. Virtually no sweetness, sharp but not agressive acids Apart from the obvious cherry flavours, I detect some flavour as from red beets, strangely. Rather light body, acids helping; lipsmacking tartnes; Good kriek, not overly assertive, but very satisfying. Like it. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottled. Hazy reddish colour with small mildly off-white ready. Aroma is fruity and some sour ooden notes as well as some yeasty notes. Flavour is fruits, sour earth some yeasty notes and quite much very earthy notes as well. Sourish fruit berr.
Martinus (4737) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2012
Rating of Roodebol 2010.Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
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!)
Bottle. A red beer with a pink head. Sourish, red berries aroma. A bit sourish, sweet red berries flavour. A nice one :-) TorbenH (1096) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2016
red, cloudy, white foam, dough, earthy, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium sourness, 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. DavidSvinth (374) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2017 Årgang 2012.
Halvandet år for gammel, og det kunne ses på de 15% af øllen, som var en grålig masse.
Rødlig og med flot lysebrunt skum.
Markant kirsebæraroma, der leder mig i retning af kirsebærsovs.
I munden er der stringent syre og moderat sødme, og det smager hen ad kriek.
God, frugtig oplevelse.