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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: 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Mondial í04, Pinkish-red in color with a small white lacing around the rim. Tart cherry aroma with a mild oaky note. Flavors of cranberries,tart,fruity and spicy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
Pinkish red hue surmounted by a pink off-white head. Nice nose with that oak cask wood thing going on that seduces me like always. Woody with weird almost smoky notes. Leafy balsamic vinegar notes and of course an honest mostly sweet cherry base. Palate is balsamic, very refreshing, oaky vanilla, but acidity level remains low enough to be accessible. Excellent!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2004
A red beer with a small white disappearing head. The aroma is slightly sweet with notes of wood and cherries. The flavor is boring of cherries, and dry wood with the carbonization tickling the tongue. The end is very dry with notes of over-ripe cherries.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - ōlbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2004
Disappearing head on a deep amber/red body. Sweet and sour cherry aroma with a slight woodyness. Nice and mild. Flavor is vinous with wood and cherry notes and a sour end. A nice and fresh sour ale without beeing extraordinary.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2004
My bottle is called Echt Kriekenbier. Iím sure it is the same, however. Pours deep magenta with a tall pink head. Aroma is sour with hints of vinegar, fruit, and wood. Taste is sour cherry but itís somewhat sweet with the vinegar only creeping in around the edges. You can taste the wood also, but itís not as pronounced as some other cask aged beers. Mouthfeel is moderately bitter but otherwise silky smooth. No acidity in this one, that I can pick up, anyway. Finish is a bit dry leaving more of the sour cherry taste. Lovely beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Deep blood red with foamy pink head that dissolved more like a soda than a beer. Cherry smell, sourness, wine-like scent. Quite sour, carbonated, I can see the vinegarness here too. A little metallic in the finish. Nice Kriek, one of the better sours that I have tried.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 16, 2004
11.2 oz bottle, courtesy of The Foodery in Philadelphia. Dark purplish ruby, little head, fully diminishing. Powerfully sour fruity aroma, hint of bitter almonds. On the tongue, surprisingly smooth and velvety at first...agressive sour, almost vinegary flavors develop, not entirely pleasantly. This is an over-the-top sour cherry flavor, potent and real but not altogether wonderful. Light almond nuttiness, vinegar and ammonia to finish...dry and woody and perhaps just a bit thin. Iím fascinated, but I just donít know if I like it.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2004
mostly yeast in the aroma; dark red with a frothy pink head; sour cherry taste with a dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Sour aroma with a hint of cherries, duh. See through red with a fine pink head that was gone by the time I finished drinking. A brief hint of sweetness that was followed up by the cherry sourness, and finshed with a bitter flare. A rather dry finish and some carbonation as well. Not too bad, but New Glarus is better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Clear reddish colour with a cherry coloured head (suprise!). Lambic smell. Taste is mildly sour with vinigar notes. Slightly sweet. Cherry flavour is there but not as pronounced as one might expect. Slight wood. Dry finish.


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