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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian top-fermented cherry beer on the basis of a reddish brown ale matured in oak casks.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2156) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 30, 2005
Much compact and brittle head, little long-lasting. Red clearly color, lightly pinkish, much elegant and fizzy one. Complex and winy scent; notes of sour black cherry, must, red grape and cellar...very balsamic. Extremely stinging and racy taste. Pleasant must, tangy and cherry notes even if lightly top heavy and dry on the end. Little perceivable bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2005
If beers were girls ... This beer is a startling deep, dark, clear ruby red with a large, short-lived pale rose-colored head and light lacing. The aroma is full of tasty things: sour cherries, pastry, sour apples, rose hips and maybe a hint of five-spice powder way in the back. The flavor is sweet with a lightly bitter, slightly coppery finish. The carbonation is lively and the body is light, bubbly and refreshing. A new sweet favorite!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2005
nice black cherry app. with pinkish head....aroma of tart cherries and vinegar...flavor is quite the same with a big bite to it....aftertaste of a lambic...this beer pounds on your palate...good stuff

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2005
11.2 @ Whole Foods, Palm Beach(PGA) Picked this up while swooning over a 750ml of Dutchess...but I figured, Id give this a shot first since Iíve had the Dutchess. Well, itís good, but not Dutchess good. ....or better yet, Dutchess powerfull. The nose is good, and not overbearing so you donít have to hold it going in. Vinegaríd cherries in a rather bubbly fizz. loverly dark cherry/black cherry colour. This was pretty good and easy to start out with. I think for someone unable to stomach the Dutchess, this would be a worthy substitute.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2005
I donít remember who brought this to Paulís party, but thanks.

Poured red with an off-white head. Aroma is decent sour cherries. Taste is tart cherries and cinnamon with a dry finish. Somewhat bland.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1284) - TAIWAN - OCT 14, 2005
nice chickie beer, typical kriek. sweet pungent and fizzy. sour and cherry flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Seeiní it: Rosy red is the color, mainly clear, with a proud, fizzy, pinkish head that collapses assuredly, but slowly... Smelliní it: big time cherry, massive sour notes, very vibrant and arousing. Tastiní it: Oooo, wince, pucker, grimace, shudder, ...ahhhh!!! Very tasty, when you enjoy that sensation. Lip smackiní, with a recurring fruity flavor. Brilliantly bitter. Medium bodied, long, fruity, sour finish. Thoroughly spanks the palate, slapping cherry-whips on the tongue. Just delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seamus77 (31) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2005
pleasent, soft fruity aroma, reminds me of a french wine that I canít quite place. a beautiful, deep red-brown color, thin head which fades almost immediatly. lightly cherry, nicely balanced but slightly more on the sour than the sweet though not too much of either. light body, slightly effervescent. not much on the finish, but with a slight sweetness that clings to the lips.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Pinkish head. Clear ruby/coppery red body, attractive. Sweet bandaids, oaky sweet cherries. Off-cardboard/bbq sauce and twig finish. That type of flavor, is on top of a sweet/sour cherry. Its like they tried to do a Rodenbach Alexander, but, its not as good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Plum-brown body under a light purple bubbly head. Concentrated sweet cherry aroma with woody, slightly vinegary, medicinal notes. The flavor has a weak, astringent malt backing with the same over-sweet cherries. Lots of skin tannins as well. This is a dumbed-down flemish sour, sort of like Lindemanís Kriek.


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