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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: 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.


Bamaboy1975's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a deep ruby red with a one finger slightly pink head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cherry, candied sugar, strawberry, and sweet tarts. The flavor was of sweet malt, strawberry, cherry, sugar, cherry syrup, and subtle sweet tart. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I will warn all who approach this brew that it is a lot more sweet than some other Krieks out there. This does cover up quite a bit of the subtle flavors that were present as I could not pick them out unfortunately. For what they were aiming for it really wasn’t too bad if I honest as the sweetness did carry throughout, but it wasn’t overpowering to the point where you think you are going to get diabeetus from drink a glass of it. A fairly well done brew that I wouldn’t mind having again in the future if more funky Krieks are not available at the time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1250) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2015
0,25L bottle (from Koht, Tallinn). Pours dark red with pink head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, fruits, cherries, caramel, candy. Flavor is sweet and sour, cherries, caramel, metallic notes, wood, acidic notes, and alcohol. Carbonation is high. Overall: ok brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGCostaNeves (54) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2015
Pour the tulip a clear body of coppery red and white foam in pink tones of short duration. Flavor and cherry wood alcohol. It features soft colors acetic and cherry pits nuances and refined sugar. Your taste is sharp cherries, cherry pits, dark fruit, raisins, caramel, with hints of balsamic, some dark and pale malt, light notes of spices and wet oak. The body is medium to lightweight, high for fizzy carbonation. A beer with good presence and does not leave much to be desired when compared to classic fruity sweet beers of Belgian style, however is for the few who can really appreciate, but turns out to compare it to lower drinks. Negative I can say that I did not like the average sour arising and very last wood. It’s really quite nice, although a little sweet for my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2442) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Dark amber coloured. Not much head. Sour cherry, some sweetness and a strange freshness dominate the nose. Grape, cherry, sweetness balanced by a light sourness makes a delightful flavour. Has a light cherrysweetness in the end, that again is balanced by a subtle and mild sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11491) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at London Drinker BF ’15, day 2, 12/03/15. Cherry red with a decent crimson covering. Nose is tarte cherry, light fruit balsams, spice, damp wood, vinegar notes. Taste comprises tany cherry skins, wood must, straw, acidic notes, tarte red berry, red berry wine vinegar. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light puckerings. Decent enough subtle sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (951) - - MAR 13, 2015
Pours a cloudy reddish color. Aroma and taste are sour with some sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1390) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2015
Tap @ basement beer bar. Pours ruby red with a white head. Beautiful. Aroma of sweet cherries, marzipan, sweet oakynotes, almonds, weak tartness and some red berries in general. The taste has sweet candy-like cherries, oak, dry wood, sour berries and some lactic sour yogurt .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (407) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2015
Tap @ basement beer bar. Aroma of sweet cherries, light tartness. Clear red with tiny white head, vir. none lasting. Moderate sourness, light sweetness. Nice sour beer. Light+ body, soapy texture, lively carbonation, tart dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taxee (5) - - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
Very sour, less metallic tasting than Duchesse, hint of cherries and a nice red color ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4497) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear coppery red body with a medium, short-lived pink-hued white head. Aroma is sweet cherries, wood, alcohol, mild acetic tones and hints of cherry pits and white sugar. Taste is sweet cherries, cherry pits, dark fruits, raisins, caramel, white sugar and hints of balsamic and wood. Medium to light body, high to fizzy carbonation. Not bad for being a classic sweet Belgian fruit beer; this one has just enough of sour bugs and barrels in it to float my boat. Actually, it’s quite drinkable (although a tad bit sweet, of course).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4434) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2015
11.2oz bottle in a taster glass. Pours hazy ruby/amber with an off-white head. Aroma of cherries, some sourness, light notes of oak, some darker and pale malts, and light notes of spices. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good kriek.


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