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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: 776   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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3.8
SvanteL (651) - 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
Erzengel (9893) - 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
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
Calisky (3202) - 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
kermis (15161) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, 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.

2.5
deanso (10354) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 21, 2015
Sample at Kerms’s birthday tasting. Gusher. Thin creamy pink head. Over carbonated. tart cherry sourness. Not great.

2.8
Cristobal37 (1325) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2015
Funky yeast and sweet cherries on the nose. Light refreshing and spritzy, vinegar, lemon juice, sweet cherries and then a cheesy basement flavor. Finish is creamy cherries and fruity strawberries.

3.1
kapusil (1590) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2015
0.25l bottle. Slightly hazy deep ruby body, pink head. Aroma of sour cherry, funk and leather with some lemon zest. Taste of sour cherry, lemon juice and earth. A bit too sour for my taste, but still OK.

3.3
koleminer20 (4261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2015
On draft at HopCat in Ann Arbor. In prep for Rare Day tomorrow. The pour is a dark, dark ruby color with a light pink colored ring of head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is very sweet. There is cherry present, but it's syrupy and sweet. Candied cherries almost. Light aromas. Heavy syrupy cherry. The flavor is syrupy and sweet. Bleh. There is a nice light tartness on the back end but it's so sweet. It's not right. The mouth feel is thick and syrupy with a light carbonation and a heavy medicinal cherry. The finish is a little dry and lightly tart, but quickly fading. Meh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Vignale (4155) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2015
Flaska från Beergium. Fin rödvinsfärg med rosa skum som snart försvinner. Doft av rejäl laktosyra, syrliga mejeriprodukter, trä, vinäger och söta körsbär. Inte jättesur eller jättesöt utan ganska bra balanserad men definitivt åt det lite sötare hållet, fin syra, lite träig eftersmak, generellt ganska snäll och trevlig.


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