Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Flemish sour ale brewed with wild yeast, then aged on fresh cherries in French Burgundy wine barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12350) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle from bierkompass.de. Reddish brown color. Cherry juice and a hint of oak in the aroma. Sourish vinous flavor with vanilla, cherry juice, marzipan. Low on carbon. Very pleasant, tastes a bit like a very old sweetened kriek lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21584) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2010
Bottle at home ... from Pre-ZBF ... brown red ... funky barnyard ... loads of fruit nose ... light sour ... funky cherry ... little musty ... ok ... but not my thing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21422) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2010 On draught at Churchkey. Dark purple, large tan head. Aroma of fresh dark cherries and wood. Taste has citrus, sour grapefruit and cherry. Amazing complexity and character. Top notch! 4.3 750 ml bottle at DC local tasting. No head or lacing on this version. Same wonderful aroma. Less fruit, more acidic. 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
Bottled @ pre-ZBF 2010. Hazy pinkish color, short head. Aroma of cherry, fruity, marzipan, sourish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5276) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2010
On tap @ Pre ZBF. The aroma has cherries, wood. Hazy, red coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is slightly sour, has cherries, woody tones, perhaps some vanilla. Good balance there. Nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (9469) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2010
Deep garnet red with a small pink head, gone in seconds. Intense fruitnose (cherry,...) with some old wood ànd alcohol. Superb nose, inviting as none, reminiscent of the real Zottegemse Kriek from Crombé. Sourish-fruity, refreshing with "old cherries", wood, pinch of saffron and redcurrant. Again totally resembling the old Zottegemse Kriek - with just a slightly more watery mouthfeel. Lipsmacking acidity, superbly refreshing. EXCELLENT. Glenn, Davy, Mark, take note (<small> pretty please! </small>). Do a remake of this with a good dose of extra malts in the Kerasus, then barrel-age in the same way. As Struise recreated the original Kapittel Prior with Aardmonnik, so will you have resurrected the Zottegemse Kriek, of fond memory.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2010
Draught at Pre-ZBF 2010. Murky reddish with laced head. Great aroma of ripe fruits, vanilla, oak and spicy coconut mix. It’s quite unique. The aroma shows through in flavour as well. The balance is superb but my only flaw is that it tends to finish on a strangely sweet and sour note. Perhaps it’s a little ’ripe’ at the moment. A nice interesting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2010
Had this one at the Pre-ZBF 2010. Red colored brew. Sour aroma. Flavor is soursweet, fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2010
75cl, as ’Kerasus Bourgogne OA’, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour Kriek, yet refreshing, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew, but very expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9581) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2010
Had this at Pre ZBF 5th March 2010 Pours wonderful red colour with good clarity. This is quite a lovely beer in terms of aroma (sweeter than expected) though sour cherries are leaping up the nostrils. In the mouth this is sour, woody and with clear wine enhanced characteristics, dry at the end, little puckering in the mouth, good tangy stuff. A8 A3 F7 P4 Ov15 3.7

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