alex_leit (5540) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 11, 2018
Bottle. Reddish amber color, slightly pinkish foam. Aroma: sweet and sour, cherry, wood, malt, dried fruits. Taste is sour-sweet, wine, cherry, caramel, jam, oak, tart. DerWeg (1769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2018
Bottle from LCBO. I'm blown away by the Jacobins Kriek. It's hardly what I'd call excessively sweet, it has a beautiful real Kriek Cherry flavor and a very good sour-sweet Lambic balance.
sjogro (5403) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2018
Oh wow it gets shit ratings too! I have to say this is bemusing. Maybe Jacobins made a good batch that wasn't syrupy for a change. I cannot comment on past bottlings as this is my virginal attempt. I will buy more. Good stuff, Jacobins.
Bottle at home, sjogro 5K tasting. Hazy reddish with white head. Sweet kriekensyrup and sugar in sour berry juice with prunes and raisans, strawberries. Big sweet and sharp sour pinching through. Medium body and soft carbonation. Maakun (7101) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2018
Bottle shared thanks to Puttetjes. Clear ruby with light pink head. Light lactic, balsamico, sweet/sour cherries, soft malts and sugar, light hay and yoghurt. Over medium sweet and sour with light bitterness. Medium bodied. You can tell it’s very sour which they toned down with lots of sugar. I actually quite like it. puboflyons (3594) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2017
From the 330 ml. bottle. The pour is a maroon-amber tone with little to no head. The aroma emits a definite tart, sour raspberry fruitiness with a milder malt and yeast backdrop. The body is in the medium range which is heavier than I imagined. The taste is nice and sour but not expressively so with plenty of raspberry spritzing going on. Effervescent.
Calisky (3269) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 23, 2017
Couleur pourpre, très légère mousse. Nez sur la cerise, un peu malté caramel et sirop cerise. Gout très acidulé cerise, note sirop et amande avec fin de bouche vinaigrée (un peu balsamique) rapide. Hopverdju (1761) - BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2017
Karmijnrood bier met witte/licht roze schuimkraag. Geur: zoete krieken, kers, poepkes snoep, licht zuur. Smaak: zoetzuur met kersen, lichtjes amandel. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: zoetzuur, kers. Ideaal als instap/overgang naar zure kriek. Rubin77 (2973) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2017
F: huge, pink, good, retention.
C: dark red, almost clear.
A: cherries, red fruits, cherries candy.
T: sweet cherries, candy, bit fruity, lemon sour, bit “woody”, hint of caramel, very simple taste, too sweet, light body, medium carbonation, average as well, sample @ Winters Bier Festival 2017 in Waregem.
bhensonb (16238) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Tap at Cap Hop. Pours sort of cherry color with a transient near-white head. Aroma is tart cherry. Med body. Flavor is tart cherry. Really tart, but there’s some fruit sugar or something moderating it a little bit. Mouth smacking. Much better than many so-called krieks. Delicious. Recommended. hgray14 (11) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 11, 2017
I am not normally a fan of sour beers, but this one, according to the label, is a "Spontaneously Fermented Ale Blended with Fresh Cherry Juice" and is excellent. It is a bit reminiscent of vinegar at first, but then I started to taste the tart cherries and really liked it. I would definitely buy this again.