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Verhaeghe Echt Kriekenbier

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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian top-fermented cherry beer on the basis of a reddish brown ale matured in oak casks.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gingertipple (3) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2016 does not count
I liked this one although it is not a lambic kriek. It would benefit from a bit more tartness,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3287) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2016

Lukt: Eddikk, mandel og kirsebær.
Utseende: Rød.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Fruktige syrlige kirsebær og mandel.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Bryne, Nydt@Hjemme.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6,8%, Når@14.07.2016

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1490) - ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Clear, deep red, but with no head. Lovely cherry aroma. Sour, but well balanced with the fruit. Satisfying but not hugely complex, but still several layers to it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1407) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2016
DAA; Bottle 11,2 FL. OZ., from Vinmonopolet. Pours large clear red with a frothy creamy, lasting and lacing, reddish head. Nose is moderate to heavy, cherries, moderate sour, light almonds, yeast and spice. Taste is medium sweet and bitter sour with a lasting, sweet and sour cherries finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is average. Very refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8690) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
330 ml bottle picked up locally consumed at home. Pours a clear reddish auburn color with a small pinkish head. The aroma and flavor have tart cherries, oak, caramel, hints of chocolate, acidic, mild funk, some sweetness from the cherries, ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (456) - - MAY 19, 2016
1/3 liter, brown bottle. Unpoured. Scent is sort of smoky and herbal. But clear cherry. Taste is a nice medium sour body with some dryness. Taste s weird after toothpaste! Surprise!!!😂finish is clean and dry. Great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gr_pa (342) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Clear ruby colour, very small head. Very complex aroma: cherries, winous notes, some wood, bit funky. Medium body, sweetnes balanced with sour. Again lots of cherries in taste, dark fruits, wood, some sauerkraut on the finish. mix of kriek and flanders red ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukka19 (577) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle. Dark ruby color with pinkish medium head. Aroma is fruity with lot of cherries, berries, vinous notes, oak. Taste is light sweet, medium sour, fruity with cherries, woody and funky notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boxereddy (451) - BELGIUM - APR 25, 2016
Licht wazig bruinrood bier met een kleine, lichtroze schuimkraag. Aroma: overrijpe kersen, amandelen en een lichte funky zuurheid. Smaak: matig tot licht zoet, overrijpe kersen, fruitig. Gemiddeld mondgevoel met matige koolzuur en licht zurige afdronk. Goede ECHTE kriek!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1671) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2016
Brownish red body that is slightly hazy, topped by a small, light pink head that ends up as a fully covering film. Strong flavour of overripe cherries, almonds and a light funky sourness. Quite strong flavour that is very dominated by overripe cherries, also caramel, fruitiness and hints of funk. Moderate to light sweet taste and a light sourness and acidity. Medium body, surprisingly dry, moderate carbonation. Maybe a bit one dimensional, but quite good.
[75 cl bottle, shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from Vinmonopolet online]


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