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


on tap

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Belgian top-fermented cherry beer on the basis of a reddish brown ale matured in oak casks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sten (731) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (2062) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16931) - 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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9701) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 Clear, rosy hue and a pink, sudsy head. Tart and sweet cherry nose with some woody barnyard character. Strong cherry flavor with some fruit peel quality and a tart, puckering finish. Too sweet and lacking in depth. Like a cherry-laden horse that runs for the pink team.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2005
Sampled at le Mondial de la bière 2005. Pours a clear dark red color with a thin offwhite head. Sweet aroma of cherries. Sweet and sour flavor of cherries. Light to medium body, soft carbonation.

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