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


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Belgian top-fermented cherry beer on the basis of a reddish brown ale matured in oak casks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pallem (10) - Risskov, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours red with a slight pink head. Strong aroma of sour cherries. Taste is tart with some sweetness to it, not too sweet. Overall a good kriek

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Greibe (7) - - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
Bottle from Voldby. Pours red with a big purple head, that disappears quickly. Smell is sweet and sour, cherries, grape, vinegar. Taste is medium sweet with a sour finish that stays for a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6485) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours red with a pink head. Aroma of light sourness, cherries, wood, little vanilla. Flavor is light sour, light sweet, cherries, cherry stone, wood, vanilla. Medium body, average carbonation. 191014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1388) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Appearance: deep, clear cherry red with a creamy, light tan/pink head. Aroma: strong aroma of cherry cough syrup, a hint of tootsie roll, vanilla, and oak. Taste: sweet and tart cherry, some prune/plum, a bit of chocolate and wood, with a hint of funk (maybe brett, maybe lacto). Finish: like a sweet-tart candy, with a bit of zip from the carbonation. Notes: Certainly not the best kriek I’ve ever had, but definitely not bad. A little too funky right out of the tap, but significantly improving as it warms up. On draught at Victoria’s Gastropub in Columbia, Maryland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopsinator123 (9) - - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
Tasted a little bit like vinegar mixed with ear wax. Kind of sweet and sour. Nicht so gut

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathanvc (66) - Brugge, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2014
Pours hazy dark red with a foamy white head. Smells of red fruits and has the aroma of... cherries, syrup, vanilla and malts. Taste is medium sweet and heavy sour, long finish. Nice texture, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suedehead288 (411) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2014
2014.09 - fles 33cl - café het Zwarte Gat - roodkleurig bier - neus : krieken, rood fruit, tikkeltje azijn - mond : zuur, fruitig, krieken, zoets

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
freretoc (904) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 1, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 25cl, couleur rouge, mousse moyenne, grosse effervescence, une bière avec une acidité mal équilibrée, limite citronnée qui ne fait pas équilibre avec la cerise, ça pique fort et c’est pas agréable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Renobob (1001) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 31, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 Bue en bouteille. Un peu déséquilibrée à mon goût, trop acide, peu de corps. Arômes et saveur de cerise. L’ensemble était peu agréable à boire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (793) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2014
330 ml bottle. Bright reddish amber color. Pink head disappeared quickly. Aroma is sweet cherry and funky disco barnyard. Hints at barbecue sauce and furniture polish. Flavor is tart cherries and more barbecue sauce. There is some oak that emerges. Overall, this is a tart sweet lambic that gets it done.

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