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


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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Belgian top-fermented cherry beer on the basis of a reddish brown ale matured in oak casks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6257) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2010 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, pinkish off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium pinkish amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel), with light notes of cherry, wood, hint of celery. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Very sweet and kinda cherry syrup-like. Not a whole lot going on in the nose. Kinda dull and soda poppish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Wonderful cherry aroma. The cherries carries through quite well and are not overpowering like a lot of fruit beers. A great summertime brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2004
From the Sharp Edge Beerfest a lot different from the previous... that was a beer with fruit, the was more like a fruit beer.... still an excellent kriek. Tart and dry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2004
A delightful kriek. Heavy cherry with a mild aftertaste that can only be described as "a bit unusual". More like a sweet wine than a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2807) - 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 isnít cloying in sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11562) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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 BiŤre 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.

   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, canít 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 isnít 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!

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