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Felix Kriek

Formerly brewed at Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle 25 cl. Small red creamy head that mostly diminished. Clear sparkling red colour. Aroma of creamy cherry, almost like Dr. Pepper, citrus with lots of fresh fruity notes. Light bodied with an average carbonation. Sweet flavour with hint of acidic. Sweet cherry finish. Extremely fresh and drinkable. Belgium 25-05-2007

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle, 3.5%. Very distinct and quite sweet cherry aroma. Cloudy, very dark red colour. Almost no head. The flavour is quite sweet with a little citric note to balance. Quite low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2007
25 cl bottle, ’bbe’ Apr 08. Hazy ruby red with a weak head. Sweet cherry aroma and flavour. Used to taste much more like an oud bruin a couple of years ago...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2007
Deep reddish, almost blood like color and a fine pink head. Smooth and delicate mouthfeel and ton’s of cherry flavour. Cherry, prunes and a medium high acidity. Pleasent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle: Poured a dark red with light red head. Sweet cherry aroma. Tangy cherry flavor with carbonated finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
Felix Ouderaards Kriekbier, Akkurat, Stockholm; Vintage ~1990, 16 years old
Clean color, mahogany; almost no foam. Strong aroma of cherries, cherry kernels, some malt, kirsch, spicy cookies; the aroma is developing and transforming! Almost still; velvety mouthfeel, some sweetness, cherries and cherry kernels fruitness, a touch of vinegar sourness. The final is not bitter enough, but quite sweet, too simple, with some old wood character. Minimum signs of age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2006
Copper-coloured with orange tones. Small head that cloys to the glass. Intense yoghurty sourness combined with cherry aroma. Very fruity flavour with refreshing sourness developing towards a toffeeish ending. Well-carbonated. Delicious 25 year old brew-well worth waiting for!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle, 1992 vintage, at GBBF, August 2005. Thanks to Hugh for clearing up the confusion (shouldn’t this beer be split?). Murky reddish colour. This beer has stood up remarkably well. There’s still plenty of vibrant fruit, although oxidation and some toffee have crept in, and it has softened out quite a lot. Woody and soft at the same time. Perhaps a touch too soft. Otherwise, a very interesting and appealing drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2005
Brown-orange with particles. Cabbage aroma with notes of vanilla, cellar and cherries. Sweet flavor with notes of cellar and vanilla. Acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
Sharp cherries contract nicely with sweet marzipan nuttiness in the nose. Clear brown body with low off white head that recedes to a partial cover with some lace. Sweet, doughy, dessert-like yeasty flavour shows off cherries and a woody, leafy character with mild finishing bitterness and a low tartness throughout. Medium-light body is somewhat sticky with lively, pointy, fine-bubbled carbonation. Bottle sampled at GBBF 2005.

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