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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2798) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Sampled at the Southside Beer Expo. Cherry red body, with a thick parfait head. A refreshing cherry taste that isn’t cloying in sweetness.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11477) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Small pink head atop a clear, deep red body. Aroma is mild sweet, sour cherry, oak. Taste is mild sweet, some sour, cherry, and some offish flavor -- sort of an astringent bubblegum. Light-medium, tart body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Draft at the Hopleaf (Chicago). Clear bright red color with a smaller pink head. Oak and cherry aromas. Light cherry start. Sweeter middle and a dry finish with a sweet linger. Almost lingers to thick.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2004
This was a decent beer. I am not a big fan of the style but I decided to sample it anyways. It pours a deep red color with a pinkish-white head. The taste is tart and the finish is dry. Worth a try as a change of pace from the normal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2004
In bottle at the Mondial de la Bière 2004: Pours a bright glowing cherry red with a pinkish head. Aroma of fresh sweet and sour cherries. Body is a very nice balance of malty sweetness and cherry juice acidity. Finishes sweet, tart, and smooth with some fruity complexity. A good kriek.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Beautiful red color, can’t stress red with a pink fluffy head. The aroma is very vinous, gueuze-like and sour, barny. Taste also has lots of vinagar and sharp sour notes with the cherry sweetness coming through. Finish isn’t cloying, fairly balanced between the tart and the sweet. The only negative I see here is a planty metallic tinge. Seemed to get better as it warmed but that off taste was still there. Woo! 100!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
Ruby red in colour. Aroma of sour cherries, mild tartness. Flavour of cherries, sweet and sour, medium tartness. Medium body. Finishes acidic, very clean. I really enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4515) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bière 2004. Headless and red. Nose of sour cherries. Warming. Sour, sweet and tart all in one...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 8, 2004
Ruby red, small crown. Sour, Kriek aroma true to the style. Good exposition of dryness . Nice clean body . Pleasant.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Assertive cherries, decently acidic sourness, oak apparent in the nose. Dark red with thin, pink tinged head that recedes to ring. Cookies, cooked balsamic vinegar, oak make appearances but cherries are the feature in this one. Tart at the finish. Body is creamy with decent carbonation - just enough to bring out the flavours. Bottle (Sample at Mondial 2004).


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