JorisPPattyn (10024) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2003
The colour is like old Liefmans kriek used to be: dark-red, trouble, deep.
Nose of old cherries, fresh cherrypie, "boerejongens" (=krieken on jenever). Aromas of old oak, fruit - but cherries only because known - some liquorice, old slivovitch.
Taste is sweet with fruit-sourish framing.
Most of the flavours are relatively quickly gone, except for the "boerejongens" -taste which goes on and on.
This is a world-beater, if ever I've tasted one.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2002
On tap GABF ’02: Light brown color, sweet cherry aroma, syrupy palate, heavy sweetness. This is more like a port or wine than beer, the liquid sticks to your tongue and won’t let go. Wow. Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
GABF 2002: Dark red colour. Intense raspberry aroma. Nice complex fruity flavour, but perhaps not for me. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2002
A winner here. Very smooth and rich, winey, but not too much so like the 15th anniversary. Would buy this agin, if I could find it. PhillyBeer2112 (2861) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
GABF 2002: Rich and strong aroma, like brandy and sherry, very winey. Sherry and Madeira flavors. Strong, fruity, plummy and raisiny. Strong, souring, alcoholic finish.