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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Belgian top-fermented cherry beer on the basis of a reddish brown ale matured in oak casks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2004
Draught at the Great British Beer Festival, Kensington Olympia, London. (Thursday Session). Very, very nice kriek, woody, and well balanced with enough sweetness to counteract the sourness. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2004
Draught at Erasmus, Bruges (not a regular). Clear red with small head. Sweet, biscuit, cardboard, cellar-like qualities (cork?), light-bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
Oak-aged butter drops nesting in sparkling cherry crops...Tartness as an elegantly subdued geyser, rises tastefully and then falls before the end...A refreshing gateway to Flemish Sours, in the same ballpark as their Duchesse de Bourgogne...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5152) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 Very dark brown body with a little red. Has a small light purple head. The aroma is mild with oak, vanilla and cherries. I expected the taste to be much more sour. However, I got oak, toast, cashews and a hint of cherry. Finishes with a copper and stale bread. Certainly interesting, but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Odd looking stuff. Pours the expected deep reddish-brown. Head is initially bright pink and fuzzy but absolutely vanishes after a few seconds, just a few wisps of bubbles. Nose sour cherries and vinegar. Flavor isn’t much sour, a bit there, primarily mild sour cherry, bit of sugar, but primary flavor is a bit of odd, toasty and bready malts at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4778) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
Delicious sour cherry aroma. Cherry pie and vinnegar. Reddish brown with a light head. You steel yourself for the sour cherry onslaught and still your defenses are breached as the sour cherry coats your mouth and sinks in between your teeth. Not as complex as some others but simple, tart and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2004
reddish/purple color, thin pink head. aroma is musty, lightly fruity, vinegary, sour cherries. flavor is earthy, nutmeg, cherry with a somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6538) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2010 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, pinkish off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium pinkish amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel), with light notes of cherry, wood, hint of celery. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Very sweet and kinda cherry syrup-like. Not a whole lot going on in the nose. Kinda dull and soda poppish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Wonderful cherry aroma. The cherries carries through quite well and are not overpowering like a lot of fruit beers. A great summertime brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2004
From the Sharp Edge Beerfest a lot different from the previous... that was a beer with fruit, the was more like a fruit beer.... still an excellent kriek. Tart and dry

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