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


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RATINGS: 675   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yackery (157) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Tap at Congregation. Cherry aroma. No head. Red body with attractive translucence. Taste is cherry and not too vinous (I don’t like vinous) but a little. Thin body like wine with good carbonation like champagne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2586) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
Classic fruited ’oud bruin’, one of the last which is still made with real fruit; deep wine red colour under an off-pinkish head (clearly enhanced with cherry extracts nowadays - if my memory does not fail me, this was not yet the case ten years ago). Very fruity and estery with strong cherry presence but not all genuine, cherry extracts and sugar are clearly there; smooth malty middle phase with fruitiness and tartness, drying finish in which the sugar also lingers a bit, woody hint. Clearly this has become less ’authentic’ nowadays, sugared and at least partially made with cherry extracts, which is regrettable especially since the label still says ’Echt’ (real) Kriekenbier. I can understand the commercial intentions behind this, but then why not keep a fully authentic version (e.g. in 75 cl) for the real beer afficionados? Still, in its current version it is still way better and more complex than many other sweetened Belgian fruit beers so I’m glad this is still around today.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
25cl bottle thanks to JefVerstraete! Pours a deep red with pinkish head. Initial big cherry drops aroma, lots of hard-boiled cherry sweet goodness in the taste. Quite a unique blend, vibrant & fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrnoluv (187) - long beach, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Plum color, plum, dark fruity taste, the sweetness on the swallow is followed the lingering tart aftertaste. Not enough ABV for me but this is a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1145) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at home in a snifter. Pours a deep red with a slight pink head. Head gone in 20 seconds. No lacing. Aroma is tart cherries, slight vinegar, and cough syrup. The taste is mostly tart cherries, slight sweetness, some tannin. Somewhat dry, not terribly impressive, but not bad. Light body and carb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrOrla (69) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2015
Tap C4. Bright reddish amber color. Pink head disappeared quickly. Aroma is sweet cherry. Taste is good at start and then turns to something woody taste. Flat but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (787) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
12 oz bottle pour. Pours dark red with a big foam. Rich cherry and sugar aroma. Delicious cherry pie dominated flavor. Slightly tart towards the finish. Good mix of sweet and sour cherry flavors. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (750) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Rød klar farge, lavt karbonert med hvit skumrand. Smaker kirsebær, eik, sitrus. Behagelig miks av sødme og surhet En ganske god surøl

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (128) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Très bon goût de cerises bien sucrées et légère acidulation. Bien équilibré et les saveurs sucrées sont bien dosées. Le haut taux d’alcool ne parait pas. L’amertume courte est bien fruitée. Exellente bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (423) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours deep cherry red, funky pinkish head. Aroma is heavy oak, old moldy cherry, wood, yeast. Flavor is oaked Cherry soda, very carbonated with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3116) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle 0,25ltr: Red colored brew with an good balanced sour taste and nice sharp cherry hints and some oak.

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