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


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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Belgian top-fermented cherry beer on the basis of a reddish brown ale matured in oak casks.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hwin666 (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
The beer was a pleasant surprise. The cherry body was fantastic and an instant reminder of my mom’s cherry pies. Only fault I could think of is that I only have one small bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bjakk (241) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 16, 2013
Red, with pink foam. Strong aroma of candy and caramel. Sour, caramel, candy. High in carbon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oliebol (38) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
Fles bij Van Erp uit Groningen. Ruikt zuur en smaakt zuur. Iets te zuur naar mijn smaak. Veel carbonatie. Wel een mooie kleur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1470) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
Bursted out of the bottle, not a good thing and the fizziness stayed in the beer itself. But, apart from that it’s a very good sour ale, the cherry is there but not overwhelming like a real kriek. Dry finish, almost meaty. Very nice. Bottle from Van Erp Groningen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cooterbridge (9) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
Love this beer great balance between a flemish red and a kriek. Great entry beer for a newcomer to the sour world. Nice and mild acidity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apickles (89) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle in ’t Brugs Beertje, Bruges. Lovely rosy colour with quite a fluffy head. Fruity sour nose. Amazingly sour cherry flavour with a wheaty aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle in ’t Brugs Beertje, Bruges. Cloudy red colour with a frothy white head. Very sour balsamic vinegar smell. Taste is extremely sour and full of unripe cherry notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mtbiker54 (20) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 27, 2013
Une couleurs ruby hallucinante. Une mousse rosée. Des arômes de kitsch et d’amande qui doit venir du noyau. Des notes boisées. Des notes acidulées très fines. Une bière très surprenantes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Ruddy red beer that delivers all the classic kriek characteristics, with a distinctly sour twist. My wife and I are huge Duchess fans, and this boils down to the wonderful Duchess with a bountiful and extremely well interlaced cherry character. Nice wild beer but mellow enough for anyone to enjoy! (#5325, 10/2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2366) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours tiny hazy pinkish red with a thin frothy pinkish offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet, slightly sour and fruity with biscuits, sour cherries, moist wood, grape juice, red wine vinegar, raspberries, black cherries, marzipan, hay and dry soil. Taste is sweet, sour, tiny malty and fruity with sweet dark bread, sour cherries, cereal, sweet cherry pie, moist wood, lemon juice, lime juice, hay, lemon zest, moist soil, unripe raspberries, red currants and hints of barnyard. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with sour cherries, hay, dry soil, moist wood, grape juice, lime juice, lemon zest, cherry pie, key lime pie and hints of unripe currants and raspberries. Tasty simple sour cherry beer. I liked this one a lot.

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