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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

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

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Reviews by Stephen63:
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3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pink tinged red wine colour with decent head.

S - Very much dominated by cherry and overly sweet.

T - Sweetness very pronounced at start but bitterness evident in the finish. Quite sugary and raspberry also prominent. I reckon it might be appreciated better at slightly hgigher serving temperature than the 4oC on the bottle.

M - Good carbonation but quite sharp on the tongue.

D - Quite easy to drink but not moreish.

A light refreshing summer drink but there are better examples of the style out there.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -64.4%

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3.2/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of patre_tim
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cherry red with a little carbonation, and topped with a half finger of pinkish head. Fairly clear body.

Smells of cherries, rich sweet cherry pie! Not much more, its the pie filling with no crust or whipped cream.

A big balance of sweet and tart, cherries and vanilla. Quite rich.

Thick body, with moderate carbonation.

Got in Chiang Mai, where I am drinking it at home Sept 1st, 2017. Exceeded my expectations for the style of brew. Sweet to taste, its a dessert beer, but nice and refreshing.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mdagnew
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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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3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Oleg85
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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2.54/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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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3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Jacobins Kriek Max from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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