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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: 690   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Dark Red Coloring. No Head. Cherry Aroma..Musty Cherries.... and the Flavor is Those SAME Cherries After Sitting on the Table for a YEAR....Almost Like a Burnt Old Cherry Taste. Crisp At the End... Not Quite My Favorite....

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stephen louis (164) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2004
This is not the beer for me. pours out a cherry "koolaid" red with a fast fading head.Smells like sherry and nuts. Not a bad taste,but not for me.Starts with a sort of metallic stale taste,then tart cherries and wood.buried in there is a band-aid sort of unpleasant flavour,like the beer is "off"The beer is thin. Nicely carbonated. Strangely this beer tastes better guzzled!!!?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
Pours a pink/mahogany colour with a thin pink head. Aromas of cherries, pipe tobbacco, cinnamon. Tastes of cinnamon, cherries, red wine, has a nice sourness to it and none of the flavours were to overbearing. Quite nice I belive Iíll need more for christmas.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2004
Beautiful ruby-purple beer with a frothy pink head. Prominent cherry aroma, warm spices (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon). Tannic and lactic acidic aroma. Flavour is nicely structured, a bit of lactic and acetic acid. Vineous quality. Cherry flavour, spice, with a nice tart and fruity finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Sparkling clear ruby body topped by a foamy small pink head. The aroma is sour cherries and light nuty malt. Sour cherry with a fakish cherry flavor, cherry syrup I guess. Really not very good, tastes kind of off to me, a bad funk rather than the good funk that I enjoy so much. Very stringent finish. Not very good. I am dissapointed as the others from this brewery are quite good.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
robbier (12) - noordwijkerhout, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2004
One of a six-different-beers-present, normally I would only buy one of those cherry-beers for using in some cooking-recipe. This one tastes like cassis-lemonade, only the pink head reminds me that this is beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2004
In a bottle labelled "Echt Kreikenbier" but it seems to be the same stuff. Deep dark red with a sour cherry aroma and a bit of balsamic vinegar. Flavour is more of the same and quite a bit more simple then I would of expected, by the end of the bottle I was a bit dissapointed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a deep red body with a large pink head. Aroma of cherries and candy sugar. Flavor of cherry pie filling. Carbonated mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Looks raspberry red pouring out of the bottle. In the glass itís somewhat darker with a pinkish purple head. The nose here is interesting with a bit of cherries (of course) along with some sort of unidentifiable funk thatís not the normal horseblanket thing you expect in sour beers--not really bad but interesting. Flavorwise this comes across a bit mild but with hints of cask wood, clove, nutmeg and raisin. Slightly sweet and just a little bit tart. Slightly watery on the palate. Not bad but thereís cherry beers Iíd rather drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Pours a beautiful ruby hue with a small rapbery colored head. Aromas of yeast and cherries. MOuthfeel is medium bodied with flavors of ummm.... cherries not as tart as many sour ale tend to be. A little dry, with little aftertaste.


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