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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First blended by Glenn & Urbain at the Bles Festival in Zottegem Belgium, last October 2008, for the beer geek public, and around closing time. Many positive feedbacks around the blend, kept following both breweries. As a tribute, and honour to the late Pre-Zbf 2009 festival, we decided together with Alvinne, to officialize this blend to a one time labelled bottling this year. Only a thousand 33cl bottles were filled, to be distributed and sold on this fest, and in our respective shops.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle (330ml) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a lovely, murky, blood-red with a small frothy off-white head (some pink hues to the head). Nice aroma ("Yes!") of sour cherries, yeast, wood and spices. Flavourís not as awesome as the aroma but still quite nice: Sour cherries, spices, malt, wood, tart, funky and lightly acidic. Medium bodied. Really good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2009
Yet another gift from Mes, nice one our kid! Reddy purple with a thin pink head. Little malt lick on a tasty cherry base. Low carbonation. A very tasty and refreshing drink with a lovely long sweet finish. Lovely.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Sweet! Iíve been very eager to try this. Bottle at toncatcherís T3 tasting. Red amber color. Great aroma. Fruity and dry. Super easy to drink. Fn excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Clear medium to dark red color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to light red head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, cherry, light hoppy, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light acidic with a average duration. Very refreshing and fresh like a good fruit beer. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090306]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6017) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Bottle at Kulminator. This bright red beer poured with a thin pink head and a strong cherry aroma. There is a delicate cherry flavor floating on a nice malt base. There is a slightly sour finish and just a little carbonation. The label asserts "this is not a kriek."

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kappldav123 (4588) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2009
The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Starts sourish like a good kriek, nicely fruity, a bit woody. Sourishness stays behind, doesnít become too much. Modest dry and fruity finish. Tastes like a good kriek. I liked it! Big thanks to bierkoning for the bottle!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle at Kulminator. Pours a dark cherry with a slight frothy pink head. Aroma is rather kriek. Medium body with decent carbonation. Flavor is slightest funk with a firm sour/kriekness. Finishes nicely sour cherry. If itís not a kriek (says the label) I am unsure what it is. Itís all kriek to me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle, thanks Patrik! Muddy reddish-purple colour. Woody, funky nose with sweet cherry. The tartness and wood lends this one a certain freshness. Dry beer, even a bit thin. Moderately sharp lactic notes and a fresh cherry finish. Itís no oude kriek, but itís a nice sour cherry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle, thanks to oh6gdx (Patrik) for sharing. Pours a gorgeous opaque jewel tone bright ruby red. Excellent sour cherry lambicesque aroma oozing character, funky yet clean. The cherries are so intense in this rich, lovely aroma. I also smell some cedar/aromatic wood after that. The palate is smooth, very soft and the high carbonation does not seem fizzy at all. The flavors are more lactic than the aroma lets on. The cherry character here is fabulous, and in total harmony with the lactic acid and other sourness. Nice sweet malts too. This I can drink a lot of!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Amber colour, small pinkish head. Aroma is sour and tart cherries along with some rather malty and sugary notes. Flavour is tart and dry cherries, some wood and mild breadyness. Also spices and yeast.


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