77ships (11601) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2015
Thank you for sharing JorisPPattyn! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ "De grote Black Tuesday Tasting". Purchased in 1987! Tasted to side-by-side with a kriek from the same era (brewery or blender unknown). Dark red amber, no head. Nos is mellow vinegar, puckering, sourish with interesting sour cherry juice layered on top. Taste is oxidized candy, sour puckering, vinegar, sour cherry juice, oak,…Easy to drink, body showing some signs of age but easy to drink, works well. A bit hard to pinpoint but as odd as those flavor combinations sounded, as good did this one taste. bierkoning (13893) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 75 cl bottle, no label, just a pinkish red stripe. This beer is not allowed to be sold by EU-rules. F*** the rules! Pinkish red color, no head. Bought in Café Moriau in St Pieters Leeuw. The landlady said it was the very last kriek her brother made himself. Must be 5 years old or so. Amazing aroma. Cherry, cherry pits, almonds, ash. No carbon whatsoever. Quietly sweet cherry flavor. Wood, ash, bitter almonds, fresh cheese. Short aftertaste with sherry, bitter almonds and cherry wine.
Absolutely amazing beer. has aged well and has developed like an old sherry. Thin, but complex and full of character. I will return to St Pieters Leeuw for more if i ever get the chance. 2 points extra for breaking EU-rules.
38 cl bottle, about 7 years old. Strawberry and raspberry in the aroma mixed with the obvious cherries, just a bit perfumed. Perfumed somewhat faded kriek flavor with notes of rosewater and vanilla. Limited sourness, marmalade-like cherry fruit. Cherry pits. Aspartame sweetness, marzipan. Just a bit thin. Loved it. ekstedt (7031) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle (75 cl) at a Göteborg RB tasting, thanks Hildigöltur for giving this gem to us!!. Deep hazy ruby with a medium pink head. Fresh cherries with wooden notes, and dusty hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Perfectly balanced. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Dusty old bottle at Moriau. This was Pretty neat stuff. Some subtle sweetnes from the cherry, quickly taken over by tart and dry cherry flavours. Some funk and farmhouse aromas/flavours. Really good, ii’m glad we stopped at this place. BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2012
Ok ok , it’s not for this beer i know but i still want to share how awesome this original brew was that’s been presented by Joris at a recent tasting !
JorisPPattyn (10137) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2004
When i have had the Boon Moriau Kriek i’ll add the score of that one + the tasting notes , but will leave this one just to show how awesome it was !!
So Joris thanks again !
Bottle either from 80’s or from 70’s !!
Smell: Sour, very fruity for it’s age !, typical lambic fragerance, barnyard
Taste: bitter, sour, lots of cherry’s , damn awesome sourness level and original gueze flavour ! , just awesome ! you have to taste it to find out !!
Score : 4,3 / 5 ( will change score here when tasted the Boon Moriau Kriek )
(Just as Diabel’s - this one’s still the original from Moriau blendings. Apart from the place Tim mentions, it might be still available at Moriau’s pub, right in front of the Sint Pieters Leeuw church)
Slightly drab red-brown beer, orange shine and UFO’s; slim pinkish ring, fast gone. Spiking acid nose: fruit and lactic, acetic. No doubt there is a fully fruit adjunct, even the stones can be traced in the nose. Some Brett, but not very outspoken. Very sharp sour taste, once the shock over, it mellows, becoming wonderfully fruity. Not as some - this is not clear fruit juice, it is a wonderfully complex total, a myriad display of differnt esters, acids and organic compounds I have no name for. Incidentally, the full power of this beer culminates in the palate. There’s obiviously some acidburn. superb fruit lambic - it has always been amongst the finest. larsniclas (7321) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2008
Slightly hazy red with a beautiful pink head.
Sourish aroma with some sweet fruity cherries.
Cherries, bitter-almond in the flavour. Sourish with a pleasant sweetness aswell. traPISSED (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2010
75cl Bottle at home vintage circa 2000. This was one of the bottles sourced by Phil. This was one of the last batches to be made according to the origional Moriau recipie and hence had no label but the traditional dash of red paint on the bottle. Upon opening, the cork came out with no pop or hiss (I had another bottle that was carbonated) suggesting that there was going to be no carbonation. The appearance was a ruby red liquid that that produced no head even with an aggressive pour. The aroma however was fantastic and reminded me and my friend of the base cantillon kriek, plenty of cherry and wood with a bit of funk. The palate was still and somewhat thin in texture. The taste was fantastic and very balanced. This was not an overly sour lambic and again reminded me of the base Cantillon Kriek but without the sour kick and a more subdued level of funk. This was probably due to the age but I still found it to be excellent and still full of character.
75cl Bottle at home vintage 1983. This bottle was sampled after the first and actually had more carbonation but not much more. It differed by having a much less prominent cherry profile and a more golden/light tan apperance. The flavour reminded me of the younger bottle but had developed the port like flavours you should expect from a beer of this age. Still excellent but I preffered the younger version. Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 5, 2005
Pours unclear deep red with a small greyish head. Sweet cherry aroma with a sour subtone and some grapefruit. Very full and very complex - yummi! Nice cherry flavor, mostly sweet with woody tones. Like a mild Schaarbeekse Kriek. Complex and very nice!