tricksta_p (4879) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2017 JorisPPattyn (10061) - - NOV 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge piggy-pink, fine head, leaving textbook rings over hazy ruby beer. Childrens’ cherrysweets nose. Syrupy, artificial, etc., etc. No lambic whatsoever in the smell. Sourish-sweet, indeed very fruity but partly artificial. Still, better than the nose promised. But even the tartness has something artificial: citric acid rather than lambic... Refreshing if served cold; sticky warming up. Oh well... if it weren’t for that stupid blurb I wouldn’t even mind it that much.
Bottle from Speciaalbierpakket. Aroma is sweet cherry, sugar, syrup, with some tart cherry. Flavour is mildly tart and very sugary sweet, enough to give me a toothache. Body is medium. Predictably way too sweet. Yves (3096) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2017
Shared with wim and Tim at bierfestival molen Oost. Pink colored beer with small pinkish head and no carbonation. Nice full cherry fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is cherry fruited sweet with some sour hints in the background. nathanvc (599) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2017
Pours clear deep red with a lasting pink head. The aroma contains cherry, sugar and almond. It tastes heavy sweet and very light sour with a long finish. Sticky/syrupy and watery in texture, soft carbonation. Made me think of the Lindemans Kriek for a while but that one had more Lambic qualities. DJoer (1291) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2016
Medium rouge redish coloured head, red deep coloured body, fruity cherry candy sour smell, medium carbonation low bitter sweet sour fruity cherrie candy taste SVD (2053) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2016
Sample, Red beer, small head. Aroma is cherry/kriek/Red Fruit. Taste is the same, sweet with some sourness. average.
thewolf (12710) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2016
harrisoni (19006) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
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Pours murky brownish red with a medium, staying creamy pinkish head. Aroma has bubblegum cherry, marzipan, sugar. Medium carbonation, light oily and fairly fat mouthfeel. Flavour is very sweet, candy-like cherry, marzipan, sugar. Rather sticky finish. Close to a soda pop.
On tap at De Bonte Koe Leiden. Deep red lasting pink head. Children cherry sweets sweet harmless enough default sweet fruit score Alengrin (5554) - BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2016
The sweet ’kriek’ from Wilderen, made with lambic from the Omer Vander Ghinste brewery (why didn’t they keep the simple name ’Bockor’?), so a Western Flemish variant of lambic. Bubbly, moussy, pale pink, lightly lacing head, slowly dissipating in the middle; cristal clear, deep vermillion red robe with ruby hue. Aroma almost one-sidedly dominated by sweet red candy (those horrible ’poepegatjes’ or something red from Haribo), heavily sugared industrial cherry jam, soda pop, soap, a faint whiff of slurry pit which fortunately quickly fades to as good as nothing, stewed apple and even a hint of wood tannins deeply buried underneath, but very, very faintly so. Sugary sweet onset, a lot of overripe sweet cherries (the ’natural’ side of it) along with cloying red candy sweetness (the ’industrial’ side), sticking to the teeth. Carbo remains altogether soft (perhaps some more fizziness could distract from that awful red candy sugar sweetness in this case), resulting in a slick, sticky mouthfeel; some vague hints of soapy wheat and very vaguely bready barley remain recognizable underneath, but the red candy sweetness keeps drowning any attempt from other components to stick their heads up. Ends expectedly cloying and sweet too, with a mild sourish touch which reminds me a lot more of ascorbic acid (soda pop, in other words) than of lambic. Surely some of Bockor’s lambic - its ’lambic status’ being a bit doubtful as it is - has been used here, but I’m guessing it has been mixed with Wilderen Goud or another bland ale and then expertly made unrecognizable with not just the cherry juice, but a truckload of sugar and ascorbic acid, in an attempt to create something along the lines of Vander Ghinste’s own Kriek Max, thus trying to surf on the latter’s commercial success in a more local setting. Sticky cherry candy in liquid form - Wilderen has always aimed at the wider, uneducated audience and this approach clearly does not do the Belgian (or even Limburg) beer culture any good. This brewery is about making money with clichés that will not shock the average Belgian consumer more than anything else. I never trusted them and this red candy beer obviously will not make me change my mind about them. Nerthus (1) - - AUG 23, 2016 does not count
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. seynie (412) - Tienen, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2016
Clear red with an off white head. Sweet cherry everywhere, syrupy, but all in all not to sweet. Slightly sour in the finish