Girlie Drink Drunk. There was a Kids in the Hall skit fifteen years or so back called "Girlie Drink Drunk." It seems to be on YouTube. That's all I can think of when I see these super sweet lambic offerings but I buy them hoping they will be more fruited than sweetened. And I didn't mind the pineapple cousin to these two - except for wondering why anyone would want pineapple in a beer.
The Kriek is the red of warning or lollipop rather than fruit but a bright cheery red nonetheless. Pink foam and rim. Candy and cough drop on the nose. Some acidity to cut the sweet but pretty sweet, cough droppy. If this was a fruit juice I would think it too much. The acidity is more than lingering - and not pleasantly so as it leads to no sense of funk what so ever. Slightly plastic finish. The Lemon? Gimme a sec.
Slightly clouded amber ale under white rim and foam. On the nose, lemon furniture polish meets real lemon peel. In the mouth the lemon is more honest than the Kriek was a reflection - or even the shadow - of a cherry. Maybe because both have a overwhelming (added?) citric acidity. With that acid bite, there is lemon peel and lemon juice but also a little bit of wheaty cream. Still, even though this is really not super sweet, the effect is more annoying even if not cloying. Enamel stripping. Can't finish it. Both tip the scale at only 3.5% - meaning, unfortunately, you will not have the benefit of having your senses dulled the slightest bit thoughout the entire experience.
By the way, the BAers are strangely attracted. Upon reflection I should have placed the dart in the photo one inch to the lower-left.