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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: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7847) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2014
Rötlich bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch nach sauren Kirschen. Geschmack ebenfalls stark nach sauren Kirschen, etwas bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle: Clear, red, solid head and lace. Low cherry lift. Huge Brett sour edge. Lactic not animal. Citrus, mineral note. Dry, sour and low bitterness. Sour cherry and citrus. Nice length, acidity and even texture. Solid refreshing beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2662) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear and red amber with a pink head. Aroma of cherries, yeast, wood, barnyard and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A nice Sour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1979) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2014
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small stable reddish head. NOSE: rather sweet, cherries, little sour. TASTE: quite sweet, little sour, fruity, some wood.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
[Tap] Draught at Hopleaf in Chicago. Pours a deep red color with a quickly receding head. Cherry pie, vanilla and lightly sour aroma. Sweet and syrupy cherry character. Tart/sour hints are pretty subtle. Lively carbonation. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2083) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2014
@ Hyde Park Wine and Spirits / Cincinnati OH --- Hazy medium cherry brown color, thick rim head, swirls of lace. Taste is a beautiful cross between Kriek Lambic and a Brown Ale. Both sides have their moment, and move together to a very satisfying finish. Cherry is very present, but not overwhelming. Same for the malt. Good Stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (792) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Light purple pour with red-ish head. Aroma is sour cherries, light vinegar and funk. Tart cherries, slightly acidic, light grain. Sour, touch of sweetness. Finish is tart cherries, a little acidic. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3924) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Aroma is cherries and strong sourness. The flavor is cherries, fruit, medium sweetness, a background of malts and a sour/slightly dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3256) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Massive gusher. Almost clear deep red pour with disappearing pink head. Aroma is fruity, but not that much. Light cherry aroma, mild acetic notes, a bit citric as well. Taste is tart, fruity, light fruity sweetness, finishes quite dry. Palate is light with aggressive carbonation, dry. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (744) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
Rouge brillant avec une mousse moyenne rose. L’arôme des cerises aigre, du levure sauvage, et un peu de cerise sucré. Carbonation moyenne, un peu cerise sucré au début, mais avec une finition sec de cerise aigre.


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