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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: 727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.


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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (9453) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2016
25 cl. bottle. Clear reddish colour with a pink head. Aroma and flavour of cherries, acidic, oak and marzipane.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkam (399) - POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear dark red colour. Aroma of cherries, tart, barnyard, wood. Slightly sweet and more sour in taste, cherry flavour is present. Big carbonation and pretty dry finish. Quite good sour beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at Blackback Pub, Waterbury, VT. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark cherry red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace leaving some light messy lacing sticking here and there. The smell started off with some sweet and tart cherries blending into a light malt base. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and added a light acceptable acidity to it. Gentle on the sour, nice for the most part. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it, noting that the "sour" is tame enough to balance everything all out very nicely. Overall, this was a pretty good sour ale with the cherries really coming through authentically.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForlornHope (288) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Small bottle at home. Pours a deep red colour with a slight, pink-white head. Wonderful aroma: fruit, iron, tannic- like wine, balsamic almost. No discernible sweetness, only sharp dryness and no real hint of bitterness. Flavours of cherry, almond, rich red wine and stewed onion. Finishes like dandelion and burdock pop, with a refreshing effervescence. Palate cleansing and tart, every sip is different and excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
Delicious sweet and sour cherry beer. The taste is strong with a sour head and a slowly decreasing aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SvanteL (123) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
Vackert röd, klar. Stor doft av körsbär plus aningen vinäger. Kraftig körsbärssmak med kärnor, lagom syrlighet, fin balans. De Klomp 2015-10-10

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (6745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 26/01/2013. Great intense smooth dark beer. Hints of wood, nice fresh cherries. The aftertaste has hints of sourish woods, cherries, intense and great,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zupastan (160) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2015
25 cl beer @ home. Clear dark red beer with small, light pink head, non adhesive. Aroma is sweet cherries, some sourness. Medium carbonation. Taste is sour-sweet cherries, sugary, metal, bit sticky. Aftertaste is rather sweet, cherry candies, bit dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2180) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 22, 2015
Couleur pourpre sombre, légère mousse rosée. Nez de cerises fermentées (pas trop fort) avec vieux fut de chêne et légères note brulées et alcool, nickel. Gout de cerises légerement macérée et aigres avec note boisée et mousse (plante).

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (8525) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours clear red with a big short lived pink head. Aroma of tart cherries, vinegar and swimming pool. Flavour is light moderate sweet and over moderate sour. Above light bodied with high carbonation.


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