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


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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1408) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. One year old bottle. Pours a clear, deep wine red color with a light pink head. Sweet aroma of cherries, sweet vinegum, oak, forest berries, earth and some barnyard. Sweet is also the flavor with lots of sweet berries, sweet and sour cherries, some vinegar and hay in the end. Has a soft and slick mouth feel, medium body and a light bitterness. Without a doubt a cherry beer, pretty sweet, but not much else.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peter_L (1086) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2015
Flaska från belgianbeerfactory.com. Körsbärsfärgad vätska. Doftar lätt av surkörsbärs och lite funk. Låg beska med en lätt strävhet som sedan övergår i en avrundande sötma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5501) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
On draft at Elijah P’s. Deep red brown with a funky off white head. I smell vinegar in front but cherry and malts under. I tasted must less vinegar and more cherry. Earthiness and mustiness. Some bark / mushroom but just a little. It is quite sweet and made for a good dessert beer. Some grapes and they were almost grape jelly. A bit of spice at the finish was an interesting surprise. This is dangerous stuff. So easy to drink and one could easily find himself unable to walk steadily.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1320) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Ruby pour, minimal white head. Aroma is fan-fucking-tastic, sour cherries, blackberries, wine and leather. Flavor is sour cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries... sweet. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3840) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2015
250ml bottle. Clear dark ruby red color. Medium size, pink head, stays. Bit milky, fruity, caramel, sweet, cherry in aroma. Cherry stones, fruity, sourish, straw, bit woody notes in taste. Nice and crisp. Long lasting fruity cherry in aftertaste. Nice one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Medium pink head. Clear deep dark red body with light carbonation. Cherry juice and almonds aroma with yoghurty notes. Sweet metallic cherry taste with oily notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dryish, and faintly acidic, almonds and cherries aftertaste with metallic wooden notes. It grew on me. It’s actually quite nice, even if it is a little bit sweet. (0.33l bottle, I have no idea where from.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1411) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Nice ruby red body with a small pinkish head. Aroma has cherries and also quite notable lactic/yoghurty notes. Big cherry taste with more yoghurt in the background. Medium level tartness - similar to Lindemans’ sweetened fruit Lambics with the sweetness being even a bit lower (a good thing). It also recalls some core elements of Rodenbach and their own Duchesse. Medium to low complexity but utterly refreshing. I want to be able to buy this in big ass two litre plastic bottles (the ones that are exclusively restricted to hobo lagers here) and chug it in the coming hot summer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1741) - ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2015
Red beer, small off-white head. Nose is cherries, caramel, malt somewhere in there, sweet notes, something lactic. Flavor is sweet caramel mixed with sour cherries, sourness dominating. Pretty dry and cherry-y finish, lingering sourness and caramel. Mouthfeel is pretty dry. Not the best kriek I’ve ever had, but not exactly bad either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1464) - 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 (69) - 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.


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