Jacobins Kriek Max | Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Belgium
bockor.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
30
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
18.88%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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300ml bottle bought from Sainsburys...

Poured a deep pinky red colour... Pink head poured big and foamy and faded to almost nothing...

Aroma - Strong sweet cherries, almonds, cream, vanilla, biscuity, peppery, powdery hints...

Taste – Very (too ?) sweet, strong creamy cherries, lemony hints, definite almond / marzipan notes, floral, light sourness...

Feel - Quite smooth and creamy. Medium body... Quite drinkable but becomes too sweet after a while..

Overall - A pretty average kriek.... too sweet... Worth a try maybe once...

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I have no idea why this beer is so much underrated. It pours red color. Has a great cherry aroma and a great taste too. With a hint of almond and a bit sour. Nice feel and carbo. I think it's mislabled as lambic but it's very good fruit beer,

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To begin this review; i am not a big fan of Kriekbeer. Got one bottle from my cousin and today was the day to try it.

Poured in my dutch beerglas the beer doesn't look at all as beer. A violet head and a dark violet fluid. You can smell and taste the cherries they used (or the aroma) very good.

Sweet and fresh, a bit sour. For a fruitbeer perhaps not bad but not my cup of tea.

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How bad can it really be? If I go in wanting fruit juice maybe it won't taste too bad? The real question is what was I thinking, but it was late at night, the only nearby open beer bar was this docked boat floating in the river, what else was I going to do.

Despite expecting it the cherry character is just screaming from the aroma; fake, sweet and with a huge aspirin like quality, the fake cherry cough syrup character is almost overwhelming. It reminds me a bit of Capri-sun cherry "flavored" drink. In some ways it actually smells more red, than it does of cherry, if that makes any sense. And there is a sort of play-dough like aroma to this beer somehow too. The flavor is much the same, with some definite aspirin like notes in the finish. The beer feels viscous and syrupy on the palate, but because it is just juice it is actually somewhat refreshing; sort of.

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Purchased at the Tesco supermarket. At 3.2%abv., 375ml green bottle in presentation, corked and caged. BB 28/04/10, serve lightly chilled in a broad-rimmed goblet.

A: pours a dark pink-ruby hue, topped with a foamy pinky froth with good retention, on top of moderate but healthy carbonation.
S: I say, how can this be a lambic-based fruit beer? For, there's not a single hint of lambic's tart and musty note in it. Instead, a lightly prune-ish note of a Flemish Red Ale hides behind the rich façade of sweet cherries and cherry-skins. Overall, quite pleasant and fruity, not overly sweet but nothing too special here.
T: a decent level of salty-sourness from the red/brown ale accompanies the more pronounced cherry-fruitiness; faintly bitter in the finish, as if from the wood-ageing process of the base ale. Apart from these characters, this is a straight-forward cherry ale as far as my palate is concerned.
M&D: quite refreshing and light on the mouthfeel, this is a very fruity brown-ale-based cherry beer that hasn't got much depth or complexity. But it's easy-drinking all the same.

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