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Brewed by Brouwerij Wilderen
Style: Fruit Beer
Wilderen, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wilderen Kriek is gebrouwen met spontaan gegiste Lambic, langzaam gerijpt op grote oude eikenhouten foedervaten. Hieraan werd 25% van de rijpste en sappigste krieken toegevoegd. Wilderen Kriek heeft hierdoor een prachtige dieprode kleur en zeer fruitig aroma.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (10317) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - OCT 5, 2012
On tap at Cafe de Bontekoe, Leiden, Thursday 4th October 2012 Pours blood red with a girly pink head. Sweet, sickly cherry nose, which is replicated in the mouth. Much too sweet but to be fair there is a sour tang underneath the sweetness. It is certainly cherry flavoured but more cherry syrup than sour cherry. Despite this it is a beer that still has some redeeming features, and I still like the look. A6 A5 T5 P3 Ov10 2.9


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2995) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2017
Shared with wim and Tim at bierfestival molen Oost. Pink colored beer with small pinkish head and no carbonation. Nice full cherry fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is cherry fruited sweet with some sour hints in the background.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nathanvc (360) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2017
Pours clear deep red with a lasting pink head. The aroma contains cherry, sugar and almond. It tastes heavy sweet and very light sour with a long finish. Sticky/syrupy and watery in texture, soft carbonation. Made me think of the Lindemans Kriek for a while but that one had more Lambic qualities.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (1266) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2016
Medium rouge redish coloured head, red deep coloured body, fruity cherry candy sour smell, medium carbonation low bitter sweet sour fruity cherrie candy taste

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (1855) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2016
Sample, Red beer, small head. Aroma is cherry/kriek/Red Fruit. Taste is the same, sweet with some sourness. average.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thewolf (12375) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle, [email protected] Pours murky brownish red with a medium, staying creamy pinkish head. Aroma has bubblegum cherry, marzipan, sugar. Medium carbonation, light oily and fairly fat mouthfeel. Flavour is very sweet, candy-like cherry, marzipan, sugar. Rather sticky finish. Close to a soda pop.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (18052) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
On tap at De Bonte Koe Leiden. Deep red lasting pink head. Children cherry sweets sweet harmless enough default sweet fruit score

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alengrin (5115) - BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2016
The sweet kriek from Wilderen, made with lambic from the Omer Vander Ghinste brewery (why didnt they keep the simple name Bockor?), so a Western Flemish variant of lambic. Bubbly, moussy, pale pink, lightly lacing head, slowly dissipating in the middle; cristal clear, deep vermillion red robe with ruby hue. Aroma almost one-sidedly dominated by sweet red candy (those horrible poepegatjes or something red from Haribo), heavily sugared industrial cherry jam, soda pop, soap, a faint whiff of slurry pit which fortunately quickly fades to as good as nothing, stewed apple and even a hint of wood tannins deeply buried underneath, but very, very faintly so. Sugary sweet onset, a lot of overripe sweet cherries (the natural side of it) along with cloying red candy sweetness (the industrial side), sticking to the teeth. Carbo remains altogether soft (perhaps some more fizziness could distract from that awful red candy sugar sweetness in this case), resulting in a slick, sticky mouthfeel; some vague hints of soapy wheat and very vaguely bready barley remain recognizable underneath, but the red candy sweetness keeps drowning any attempt from other components to stick their heads up. Ends expectedly cloying and sweet too, with a mild sourish touch which reminds me a lot more of ascorbic acid (soda pop, in other words) than of lambic. Surely some of Bockors lambic - its lambic status being a bit doubtful as it is - has been used here, but Im guessing it has been mixed with Wilderen Goud or another bland ale and then expertly made unrecognizable with not just the cherry juice, but a truckload of sugar and ascorbic acid, in an attempt to create something along the lines of Vander Ghinstes own Kriek Max, thus trying to surf on the latters commercial success in a more local setting. Sticky cherry candy in liquid form - Wilderen has always aimed at the wider, uneducated audience and this approach clearly does not do the Belgian (or even Limburg) beer culture any good. This brewery is about making money with clichs that will not shock the average Belgian consumer more than anything else. I never trusted them and this red candy beer obviously will not make me change my mind about them.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nerthus (1) - - AUG 23, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2016 ...............,,................................. .

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seynie (396) - Tienen, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2016
Clear red with an off white head. Sweet cherry everywhere, syrupy, but all in all not to sweet. Slightly sour in the finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (4259) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2016
@ MOUT Bierfestival. Clear red, redish lacing foam head. Light sour cherry aoma and taste. Very nice kriek. Not too sweet. (Nijmegen 201607)


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