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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2527) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Dark amber coloured. Not much head. Sour cherry, some sweetness and a strange freshness dominate the nose. Grape, cherry, sweetness balanced by a light sourness makes a delightful flavour. Has a light cherrysweetness in the end, that again is balanced by a subtle and mild sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at London Drinker BF ’15, day 2, 12/03/15. Cherry red with a decent crimson covering. Nose is tarte cherry, light fruit balsams, spice, damp wood, vinegar notes. Taste comprises tany cherry skins, wood must, straw, acidic notes, tarte red berry, red berry wine vinegar. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light puckerings. Decent enough subtle sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1013) - - MAR 13, 2015
Pours a cloudy reddish color. Aroma and taste are sour with some sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1519) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2015
Tap @ basement beer bar. Pours ruby red with a white head. Beautiful. Aroma of sweet cherries, marzipan, sweet oakynotes, almonds, weak tartness and some red berries in general. The taste has sweet candy-like cherries, oak, dry wood, sour berries and some lactic sour yogurt .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (450) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2015
Tap @ basement beer bar. Aroma of sweet cherries, light tartness. Clear red with tiny white head, vir. none lasting. Moderate sourness, light sweetness. Nice sour beer. Light+ body, soapy texture, lively carbonation, tart dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taxee (9) - - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
Very sour, less metallic tasting than Duchesse, hint of cherries and a nice red color ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4617) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear coppery red body with a medium, short-lived pink-hued white head. Aroma is sweet cherries, wood, alcohol, mild acetic tones and hints of cherry pits and white sugar. Taste is sweet cherries, cherry pits, dark fruits, raisins, caramel, white sugar and hints of balsamic and wood. Medium to light body, high to fizzy carbonation. Not bad for being a classic sweet Belgian fruit beer; this one has just enough of sour bugs and barrels in it to float my boat. Actually, it’s quite drinkable (although a tad bit sweet, of course).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4649) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2015
11.2oz bottle in a taster glass. Pours hazy ruby/amber with an off-white head. Aroma of cherries, some sourness, light notes of oak, some darker and pale malts, and light notes of spices. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good kriek.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Sample at SFBW. Kriek is like pizza, even mediocre is good, and that’s exactly what we’ve got here. Good overall, but can’t stand up to the better examples.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mesjasz (225) - Lodz, POLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Clear deep red color, pale pink head. Some acidity, citrus and cherries in aroma, hint of oak barrel and leather. Taste is tart, sour cherries, tannin bitter, little bit sweet. Dry, lactic finnish with oak note. Body is low to medium, thin texture and medium to high carbonation, Quite good sour beer.


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