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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: 739   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2005
08.03.05 330ml bottle, dated 10.31.05 Red body looks like a glass of cranberry juice. Pink head but not much of it. Vinegar and cherries on the nose. Socks. Oak. Cig ash(?). Very sweet and mild, fruit forward. Decent, dry, sweet, tingly. Still seems young, like more time in the wood might be beneficial. Enjoyable in all of the ways I dig on flemmish sours.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5868) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2005
BB 10/31/2005... Poured a clear, ruby red color with a thin, off white head that left no lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet cherries, grapes, port wine, and light oak. Taste of medicinal, sweet cherries, faint oak, and a lingering tartness. The first sip was a shocker, but I got used to this.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sten (726) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2005
Sour cherry aroma. A very sour taste, this is almost wine in which they’ve added some cherry’s.(Bottle 25cl)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (2058) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2005
Bottle. Deep red with a slim pink head. Aroma of sour cherries. Very sweet, nicely sour. Medium, highly carbonated mouthfeel. Sour aftertaste. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16587) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2005
Cask Canterbury beer festival. 2 draught foreign beers were on at any one time during most of the festival. This had a whiff of cherry, a bit like the Liefmans. Good sourness but the cherries don’t over power it. Good kriek beer with good balance. Maybe could do with a touch more malt

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2005
deep ruby red, light pink head. aroma of cherries, oakmalt vinegar, cherry candy and lemon. flavour has a hint of cinnamon I always seem to notice in krieks. flavour has jammy cherry flavous with balancing lemon and woody malt. nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Bottle. Pours light red with minimal light head. Nose is alcohol and cherries. Taste is fizzy, cherrys and alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Pours a beautiful red with a slowly diminishing pink head, no less! Aroma is a little weak but nice. Vinegar, cherries (of course), light wood-smoke and sweaty yeast. Taste is mild but nice. Slightly sour, somewhat sweet. Mouth puckering a little. Aftertaste fades quickly from lightly sour, tiny bit bitter. Overall it’s nice, but of Verhaeghe, I like Vichtenaar a little better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Deep ruby pour with medium, creamy, white head. Aroma of big tart cherries, some port and malt. Tastes tart cherryish, with a medium, fruity, smooth finish. Very nice!

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Smelled really good, like fresh black cherries. Strong tart cherry flavor, almost a sour candy quality. Sampled with some dark chocolate and it really perked up. Great with food, but not so great on it’s own.


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