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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: 698   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.


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 (8962) - 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 (12150) - 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 (3292) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2004
This is beyond a doubt, one of the finest beers to include fruit that I have ever tasted and I am suprised that the ratings arenít much higher. Pours with a lovely ruby color that positively sparkles; a little pink head that crackles like rice crispy treats ... plenty of carbonation here. The aroma is pure choke cherries with tons of sourness. Nice acridity and sourness that puckers. The fruit flavor creates a nice balance. A lingering malt flavor on the tongue. Positively brilliant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2004
Medium red color with a small pinkish head. Aroma is tart, fruity and sour. A medium bodied kriek. Tart and fruity with a nice malt backbone. Acidic and a little harsh perhaps. Very smooth though. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.


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