77ships (8517) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to Kraddel. Heated on a stove, drank warm. Bright pomegranate red with no much in the way of head, looks like cranberry juice. Smell is pure candy, cherry pie, lots of sugar. Taste is pure candy, white sugar, warm cherry pie, sweet spices, faint lemon. Not much in the way of carb. Pleasantly surprise, sweetened juice / candy basically. No artificial sweetner off-notes. Really enjoyed it.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cranberry red in color with a medium pink head. Aroma of cinamon,clove,herbs,cherries. Bitter flavor from spices,cherries,dry and tart.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Richmond Industry Gathering 2007. Cloudy red body with a small pink head. Sweet cherry aroma with some spice and sugar. Heavy spice flavor, some cherry and more sugar.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Richmond "industry" gathering. Medium red appearance. Aromas of cherry and spice. Flavor was, well, cherry and spice. Not much else to say here. Good though.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, warmed as suggested. Label says Premium Glühbier rather than Glühkriek, but it’s clearly the same thing. Red colour. Sweet spicy aroma like a Magic Tree car air freshener. And to my surprise this stuff is delicious. First impression is sourness, but it’s a Haribo style sourness rather than a beery one. Then there’s some typical commercial almondy cherry taste with some rather nice cinnamon spiciness. There was a hint of Halls cherry flavoured throat sweets. And Vimto, the long forgotten children’s cherry pop. And finally a curious vinegary impression of Heinz tomato ketchup. No dryness at all. And the warmth gave a rather satisfying emphasis to the taste and made up for the relative lack of alcohol. Pity I only had one bottle.
fonefan (46069) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served hot @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Pink red color, clear with a pink fair red head. Aroma is cinnamon, vanila, anis and cherries. Flavor is heavy sweet cherry, spices, with a long duration. Flat and light alcoholic finish.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle shared at home with Duff and Sim. Plop the bed! PLAYDOUGH. Seriously such a strong hint of it in the aroma. Obvious cherry and cinnamon as you would expect with some ginger too. More of the same in the flavour. You will probably think I am crazy but I LOVE that Playdough, it’s great. Reminds me oof being a kid. Distinct saltyness to it. Lovely cherry and spice finish. Sweet and sour. I LOVE gluhkrieks. Easily the best St. Louis beer.
gunnfryd (14383) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red colour with a pink head. Aroma is almond, cherry. Flavour almond, cherry, sugar, fruit,sour, sweet. Nice beer.
HenrikSoegaard (13563) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy red mostly deminishing head. Red colour. Exstremely powerfull nice marcipan/chery aroma. Great sweet cherry and marcipan flavor. Syruply palate. Long nice finish. Good stuff.
KimJohansen (10450) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red with a tiny off white head. Sourish aroma with cherries and almonds. Sourish flavour with cherries, almonds and spices. Finished dry.