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


on tap

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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 13/20
islay (2221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
750 mL bottle, consumed on 2-13-16. “EXP.: 06/2018.” Pours a clear, reddish brown to dark amber with a moderate amount of short-lasting, beige head. Nice color. Good-looking beer. Nice, tart, mineral, salty aroma. Scents of caramel, cherries in a tin, balsamic vinegar, and pretzel. Interesting, metallic, tart taste. Sour. I don’t necessarily get much cherry at first, but I do get maraschino cherry when I really look for it. Pepper spiciness in the taste. Cinnamon chewing gum and dust flavors. Mineral finish. Light to medium body. Frothy and soft in the palate. A bit undercarbonated. Overall, a decent sour brown but disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4881) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2016
On tap served in 8 oz. snifter. Dark cherry color with a pink film of foam. Nose is lightly tart cherry, cream, oak and maybe some raisin. Flavors of tart cherry, cream, oak and a little hint of vinegar. Near-medium body has high carbonation and a very drinkable balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11709) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2016
25 cl. bottle. Clear reddish colour with a pink head. Aroma and flavour of cherries, acidic, oak and marzipane.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkam (409) - POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear dark red colour. Aroma of cherries, tart, barnyard, wood. Slightly sweet and more sour in taste, cherry flavour is present. Big carbonation and pretty dry finish. Quite good sour beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3742) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at Blackback Pub, Waterbury, VT. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark cherry red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace leaving some light messy lacing sticking here and there. The smell started off with some sweet and tart cherries blending into a light malt base. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and added a light acceptable acidity to it. Gentle on the sour, nice for the most part. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it, noting that the "sour" is tame enough to balance everything all out very nicely. Overall, this was a pretty good sour ale with the cherries really coming through authentically.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForlornHope (408) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Small bottle at home. Pours a deep red colour with a slight, pink-white head. Wonderful aroma: fruit, iron, tannic- like wine, balsamic almost. No discernible sweetness, only sharp dryness and no real hint of bitterness. Flavours of cherry, almond, rich red wine and stewed onion. Finishes like dandelion and burdock pop, with a refreshing effervescence. Palate cleansing and tart, every sip is different and excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
Delicious sweet and sour cherry beer. The taste is strong with a sour head and a slowly decreasing aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SvanteL (294) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
Vackert röd, klar. Stor doft av körsbär plus aningen vinäger. Kraftig körsbärssmak med kärnor, lagom syrlighet, fin balans. De Klomp 2015-10-10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (7759) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 26/01/2013. Great intense smooth dark beer. Hints of wood, nice fresh cherries. The aftertaste has hints of sourish woods, cherries, intense and great,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zupastan (160) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2015
25 cl beer @ home. Clear dark red beer with small, light pink head, non adhesive. Aroma is sweet cherries, some sourness. Medium carbonation. Taste is sour-sweet cherries, sugary, metal, bit sticky. Aftertaste is rather sweet, cherry candies, bit dry.

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