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Felix Kriek

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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Vintage bottle ????.
Pours a foamy light tan head on a hazy amber body with an orange glow. Mostly sweet fruity aroma with some sourness behind the sweetness. Lots of cherry and some grapefruit tones. Fresh and well balanced. Quite full and heavy flavor. Malt, cherry, peach, grapefruit and slightly woody. Good sourness but not tart. A nice example of a Flemish Sour Ale. I wish I knew the age!?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13593) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
Cherry/brown colour. Pours quite flat, with no head. Sweet & sour aroma witha gentle lactic note and sweet cherries. Palate is very sweet with cherries, faint almond accent and a sugary finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2004
Bottle (Clarysse, does not state "best before" or "bottled" date). Red with small head. Sweet, fruity, cherry (essence?), low sourness, soft palate. Pleasent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10801) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2004
Bottled, Vintage 1992: Unclear ruby red coloured. Aroma of cherry. Light sweet and a vague sourness. Flavour is very light sour and dominated by sweet cherry flavours. A little too sweet for my likings.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21406) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2004
Bottled, 1992 vintage. Dark reddish broan. Balsamic and sweet. Notes of saccharine. Velvetty mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2004
Vintage '90: Might have been a couple of years too old. Dry dusty aroma.Flavor of rotten apples. Sweet fruity and a bit sour finish. Quite dusty like cellar in the palate. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2004 [1975 vintage] Very sour and pleasant. This is definately the best of the three vintages I have tried. The others have been too sweet. Complex sour natural cherry aroma and flavour.Rating: 4.1 --------&# vintage] Too sweet and unbalanced. Deserves a quite low rating .--------& or 1990 vintage] Reddish brown coloured. Quite sweet. Not refreshing anymore. I think it was slightly too old. It had some of this characteristic "too old"-flavour that you find in very old beer. Rating 6-3-6-3-12 (3.0)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2640) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2003
GBBF 2003, bottle: Big sweet cherries wafting up immediately - like candy or cherry jello, but with class. Auburn color and a foamy head. Sugary, sweet and syrupy, but balanced by the sourness at the back of the tongue. Thick body, but a short profile. Warming, round body and full mouth feel. Good balance for this beer. "Leaves a carpet of malt in the middle of the tongue", says Lorenzo.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rauchbier (3667) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2003
Bottle. GBBF2003 (kriek tasting session). Well over ten years old. Bronze brown with a slight haze, thin brown head and moderate condition. Fruity nose with sweet cherry, cherry skins and a prune note that develops with warming. More cherry in the mouth along with caramel and a balancing dry bitter almond flavour. Long dry finish with hints of mouldy cherry skins. Not the finest non-lambic Kriek Ive ever had, but until I find another Crombe Kriek this comes close to perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Soft brown color that glows red yet at the same time is kind of dull. Lots of cherries in the nose with some chocolate and other dark fruit. Light carmel tasting with heavy cookie to start out. Cherries are well balanced with the sugary cookieness. I like it but some more sourness could help

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