chrisv10 (18495) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Brown/red with small off-white head. Flavour is cherries, little sour, tart, sweet and fruit. TBone (18221) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2005
Bottled 375 ml 2004 vintage, alc. 6% (BBE 2014)jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Hazy red-brown, small reddish head. Sour cherry aroma, slightly earthy and some leather tones. Sour kriek flavor but same time some sugar sweetness. Smooth carbonation. Sourish and sweet aftertaste. Very well-balanced and enjoyable brew.
Pours a light red in the glass. Nose and taste of cherry tart and sour. Rated 10/19/2000 yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2010 Bottle, 375ml corked. Clear, copper-golden body, with a beige head. Quite weak nose with cherries, a bit sweetish. The flavor is sweetish as well, with cherries and some cellar. Medium, sweetish mouthfeel. Long, sweet finish with some citrus notes. I find it too sweet, but it is certainly drinkable. Rating: 6-4-6-3-12-3.1. 070526FatPhil (17077) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle, 375ml corked and wrapped in paper. It pours an unclear, ruby body and a thin layer of off-white bubbles. Cherries, oxidation, cellar, dried fruits, brown sugar and a hint of vinegar. Sort of candy-like too. The flavor is sour yet sweet. Cellar, dried fruits, cherries, a hint of vinegar and a faint note of almond. Medium body, quite tart and palate cleansing even though it’s quite sweet. The finish has cherries on a vinegarish backdrop, with dried fruits and cellar. Pleasant and easy drinking, combining sweetness and sourness in a nice way. 101119
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Ratings is a composite of four tastings:
Benzai (16682) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2011
(7:4:8:4: 14=3.7) 2012-09-28 - after pissy lagers, this crisp woody red plus sharp fruit is a winning combo
rerate of (7-4-7-4-13=3.5)
375ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Hugely cherry aroma. Fairly lively palate, not harsh. Gloriously tasty - so easy to drink. Hugely cherry taste. Pure natural fruit - beautiful fruit beer. Crisp and cleansing on the palate.
Very nice dark red color, but that’s about it. Don’t like most fruitbeers and this was no exception unfortunately. Too sour. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
A: The pour is a cloudy dark ruby color with a slight cloud and a very mild off-white foam.
S: A definite aroma of cherries, primarily sweet fruit flesh. I might pick up just a touch of vinegar in there.
T: This one has quite a nice balance of sweet and sourness. The cherry flavor is fairly sweet, but a nice acetic tinge of sourness and perhaps even a bit of tannic feel on the finish.
M: The body is medium with a low, smooth carbonation that actually tingles the tongue a bit.
D: A really easy drinking kriek. Not overly tart, but still a nice balance and not medicinal or overwhelming sweetness. Dedollewaitor (16383) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
On tap at christian firtal Odense: Dark rasperry red with fine white head. Sweetness and sourness from the cherries goes very well here. Both dominates. Nice & pleasant fresh finish. A great kriek! MiP (15973) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2017 Bottle, 6%. Sweet, pruney aroma, a little acidic. Hazy dark red, pruney colour. Very small head. The flavour is quite sweet, some fat cherry. Also quite acidic, but not really enough to balance the berries. Rather pleasant, but has some tendency towards soft drink flavour. 5 3 6 3 16
bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle, 6%. Cherry, marzipan aroma, seems acidic. Almost clear deep red colour. Small head, perhaps a hint of pink. The flavour is sweet and spritzy Quite sweet, but has a nice acidity to balance. Good mouthfeel. 6 3 6 3 15
Bottle, c&c, from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. Reddish/garnet color with a slight, lightly pinkish head. Aroma of tart cherry. Medium body with sharp carbonation. Flavor is very tart cherry. Not exactly sour, but certainly tending that way. Makes me wish I were in Belgium.