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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: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (3265) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle, pours red, light sourness and fruity nose, sour and dry-sweet. Finishes a little cloying.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2673) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
My wife loves this one. Cherry brown pour. Small tannish head. Little lacing. Aroma of something resembling cherries. Taste is a sweetly sour type of deal. Some fruity notes kind of like cherries.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChtiBreizh (222) - Rennes, FRANCE - AUG 10, 2015
Pinkish with a small frothy head. Cherries, prunes, vinegar, light wood. Medium sweet and light tart. Not as sour as an oude kriek, lots of fruit, quenching and well made.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4767) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle shared by Brian - thanks! Pours clear burnt umber with a reddish tint, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is oaky, hint of nail polish, cherries. Flavor is light sweet, light tart, very lightly funky, some nail polish remover here, along with cherries. Medium body, high carbonation. Not bad; easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (2167) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2015
A beautiful, dark red colour, a head is almost medium and pink. Aroma has strong cherries, sourness, some balsamico and barrel. Taste has natural cherries, some raspberries and barrel, medium sourness is balancing and thus the beer isn’t too sweet. Medium bodied, sparkling carbonation. Good beer, natural cherries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1889) - NORWAY - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle on board Fridtjofen 25.07.15. Ruby. Diminishing, off-white head. Aroma of cherries and marzipan. Taste of cherries, cherry jam, marzipan, almonds and malt. Bitter cherries in lingering aftertaste. Dry, with moderate sourness and tartness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (1006) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a ruby red colour with a small pinkish head. Aroma has cherries and also yoghurty notes. Taste is cherry with more yoghurt in the background. Medium tartness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1442) - 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 (1135) - 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 (5627) - 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.


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