Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Belgian top-fermented cherry beer on the basis of a reddish brown ale matured in oak casks.

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ryanscourt (1458) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Excellent. Cherry that is well balanced at the end. Still fan of lambics with a the sour punch at the end, but the oaky/muted finish is growing on me with this one.This is smooth and soft with nice subtle flavors. Good for those who aren’t big beer drinkers.

GoufCustom (1979) - HONG KONG - MAY 30, 2017

250 ml bottle bought at IC Beer in Kwun Tong.

Looks: Translucent cherry wine redOne-quarter finger head with soapy light pink foam which fades in 20 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant malt, with strong Port wine, strong red wine, strong wood barrel, dark cherries, yoghurt tartness, malt vinegar, grape skins, dry wheatyness and strong tannin.

Taste: Strong sour malt, with dark cherries, strong yoghurt, strong malt vinegar, red wine, alcohol, wood barrel, tannic, light sugar, biscuits, lemon and light grass.

Body: Close to light body; Thin palate.

Mouth Feel: Good maltyness in a slightly watery background. Dark and sour cherries in abundance, with tasty malt vinegar, yoghurt and red wine, with light sweetness for balance. Carbo-ish and dry with notable tannin and lemon to round. Very nice!

Hoppiness: Not nose, lemon and light grass in taste; Bitterness is mostly tannin with slight lemony hops for an abrupt, low to fair astringent sour malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry; Tart, fruity and quite easy to mouth.

Comments: So this is sour cherries on top of a Sour Red Ale, and it taste very cherry soda-ish in a nice way. Its winey and vinegar characters were intact, with fruity cherries gave some refreshing sparks. If only most fruit beers can be as decent as this. A tasty Summer treat!

Rubin77 (2037) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 7, 2017
F: thin, off-pink, quick gone. C: dark red, hazy, almost opaque. A: red berries, cherries, light red wine, oak wood, fruity sourness, syrupy, hint of brett. T: cherries, woody, red fruits, hint of vinous, a bit of funky, not sweet, not very complex but still quite good and enjoyed, medium to full body, low to medium carbonation, 0,75l bottle from Shopping Peltri in Overpelt.

alex_leit (3681) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 4, 2017
Bottle. Amber-red color, noisy pinkish foam. Aroma: vinegar sourness, fermented cherries, a little red wine and strawberries. Taste: sour cherry, sparkling rose wine, fruit vinegar, cherry stone, sour-sweetness, good balanced.

SG111 (1764) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottled. Best by 06/30/20. Pours ruby red cherry, ruby-tinged white head. Aroma is tart cherry, sour vinegar, red-wine notes, sweet and sour. Very nice. Flavor is sweet dark tart cherries, vinegar, little oaky, medium acidity, pretty effervescent. Almost impossible to take one sip, the tart effervescent sweet cherry natures of it immediately begs another. Quaffable. Refreshing. Like drinking pleasant sour cherry soda. Love it.

PotjeBier (3213) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2017
25 cl bottle @ my parent’s place. Clear brownish red color. Dense pinkish head with good retention. Aroma’s: sourish, cherries, light wood. Retronasal there’s cherries,msweetish, light wood. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate sour, fruity. Medium bodied. Short finish.

hawthorne00 (3906) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle. Clear deep red with a pink head that’s immediately at the rim. Aroma of cherries, vanilla, wood, bracken, lurking Balsamic vinegar. Not very sweet but a fair bit of body. Lots of cherries, as much drying wood as tartness, some slightly weird twiggy undergrowth notes. Goes well with washed rind cheese.

john44 (3071) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Draft. Deep red beer with nice sweet and sour, fruity, tart, tangy cherry taste. Very cherry, very sweet and sour. Earthy. Very nice! (2008)

Hanoi (947) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. Balsamic, cherry oak. Taste is vanilla, marzipan, cherry, balsamic, apple, cherry, oak, sweet and sour. Very amenable

Towey1989 (2710) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle at The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a clear red colour with a frothy pale pink head. Aroma of cherry, oak, wood, a hint of funk and subtle marzipan. Taste of sour cherry, oak, some funk, slight marzipan and subtle spice. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a slick texture. A sour cherry finish with a little oaky bitterness in the aftertaste. A delicious kriek, sour cherry and the oaky bitterness work wonderfully. Not too sweet and not too tart, well worked.

chefseanjudd (37) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2017
Excellent balance between the base beer and fruit. Nice oak character, good acidity, not too dry or tannic.

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