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


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (9505) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2010
A Mes rate: bottle at home, MASSIVE thanks to Glenn and Davy for sending me a bottle home with Sim when I missed the festival.
Woo HOOOOOO this is a good one. God knows what you Danish folks are thinking but for me this is very enjoyable indeed. Sim agrees, and so does our Magic Tom. Aroma is through the roof. Simply amazing cherries and cinnamon goodness with a good amount of wood and bourgogne showing through. Just adorable. The flavour is pretty much the same but there is just a hint of metal that holds it back but just a touch. Palate gets a five because the drinkability is absolutely effortless. Finish is more sublime cherries that has glorious length and eventually settles on some great barrel notes. Just bloody great stuff all round.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21644) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, red muddy brown color with nose of vinous, sweet fruit and balsamic, flavor is vineyard, peppery bo and sweet cherries

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
Pours reddish copper with a beige head. Aroma si cherries, almond, oak and vanilla. Flavour is dry, acidic, cherries, almond and vanilla. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (4332) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Clear red pour. Aroma of cherries, very fruity. Flavor is slightly sour and slightly sweet. Nice balance. Very fruity and very smooth brew. Well drinkable. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy red with tan bubbles. Nose of sour cherries, tart, funky, wet wood. Taste of wet wood, cherry, cranberry, tangerine, soft carbonation and easy to drink. Nice sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
Bottle @ Craft Beer Co. Pours a ruby copper, with a small white head. beautiful sour cherry, sweet, tart, absolutely magnificent!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010

Bottle 750ml. @ home.

Clear medium to dark red color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, berry - fruity, moderate cherry, wood - oak and bourgogne. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate acidic berries with a average to long duration, dry and tart, cherries. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100810]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2905) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
Trade from Madmitch, thanks. 2009 vintage. Hazy red body with a small light red head. Aroma is sourish, berries wood. Flavor is dusty, dry, cherries and oak. Very drinkable.

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