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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: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Echt Kriekenbier (real cherry beer)" is, as the name suggests, a cherry beer that is manufactured with only the real fruit of cherries instead of with flavor enhancers or extracts of cherries. The fruit is sourced from the region around Sint-Truiden in Limburg (Belgium). Unlike the most famous fruit beers is the basic beer of the "real cherry beer" not a Lambic but a West-Flemish red-brown ale aged in oak wood. About mid-July at the picking, the Northern cherries are brought in at the brewery and laid in on the base beer. Because the taste of the cherry fruit varies from year to year and this according to the number of hours of sunshine or rain, the kriekenbier at its final composition is blended with cherry beer from the year before and two-year old cherry beer. This is intented to have a a more constant taste of the "real cherry beer" over the years.

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3.9
StilleStorm (1566) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2016
DAA; Bottle 11,2 FL. OZ., from Vinmonopolet. Pours large clear red with a frothy creamy, lasting and lacing, reddish head. Nose is moderate to heavy, cherries, moderate sour, light almonds, yeast and spice. Taste is medium sweet and bitter sour with a lasting, sweet and sour cherries finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is average. Very refreshing.

3.5
alexsdad06 (10641) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
330 ml bottle picked up locally consumed at home. Pours a clear reddish auburn color with a small pinkish head. The aroma and flavor have tart cherries, oak, caramel, hints of chocolate, acidic, mild funk, some sweetness from the cherries, ok.

3.9
Cokemonkey11 (1050) - - MAY 19, 2016
1/3 liter, brown bottle. Unpoured. Scent is sort of smoky and herbal. But clear cherry. Taste is a nice medium sour body with some dryness. Taste s weird after toothpaste! Surprise!!!😂finish is clean and dry. Great.

4.2
gr_pa (806) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Clear ruby colour, very small head. Very complex aroma: cherries, winous notes, some wood, bit funky. Medium body, sweetnes balanced with sour. Again lots of cherries in taste, dark fruits, wood, some sauerkraut on the finish. mix of kriek and flanders red ale.

3.9
lukka19 (925) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle. Dark ruby color with pinkish medium head. Aroma is fruity with lot of cherries, berries, vinous notes, oak. Taste is light sweet, medium sour, fruity with cherries, woody and funky notes.

3.4
Boxereddy (479) - BELGIUM - APR 25, 2016
Licht wazig bruinrood bier met een kleine, lichtroze schuimkraag. Aroma: overrijpe kersen, amandelen en een lichte funky zuurheid. Smaak: matig tot licht zoet, overrijpe kersen, fruitig. Gemiddeld mondgevoel met matige koolzuur en licht zurige afdronk. Goede ECHTE kriek!

3.4
tfredvik (2027) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2016
Brownish red body that is slightly hazy, topped by a small, light pink head that ends up as a fully covering film. Strong flavour of overripe cherries, almonds and a light funky sourness. Quite strong flavour that is very dominated by overripe cherries, also caramel, fruitiness and hints of funk. Moderate to light sweet taste and a light sourness and acidity. Medium body, surprisingly dry, moderate carbonation. Maybe a bit one dimensional, but quite good.
[75 cl bottle, shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from Vinmonopolet online]

3.7
mikeyo1 (855) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Bottle @ de klomp. Amber reddish liquid with a medium off white to beige head. Tart Aroma with cherries, some Brett and caramel, vanilla, wood and vinegar. Tart and citrus sour with some sweetness. Flavors of sweet cherries, caramel, wood, vanilla, lemon, strawberries. Tart acidic finish with notes of vinegar.

3.3
Vighals (4377) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2016
Mørk rød klar med fingerhøyt beigerosa skum. Lukter solbær og modne kirsebær. Syrligsøt forfriskende kirsebærsmak, faktisk noe flyktig bitterhet inni der også. Kort.

4.2
Bolian (192) - - MAR 22, 2016
Pours red, white reddish foam and good retention. Overwhelming cherries I the nose and a faint hint of Bret. Taste is medium sour with pronounced cherry and balanced by Bret and acid.


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