Echte Kriekenbier

Echte Kriekenbier

Rated 3.509 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brasserie Verhaeghe

Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Style:  Fruit Lambic

6.8% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 7005 Last updated 17 years ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank3074
Overall Percentile94.1
Style Rank52 of 254
Style Percentile79.5
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.589
Weighted Score3.509
Standard Deviation0.345

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  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    Lovely little beer! Opened up and it is the smell of tart cherries, and when poured out it is a transparent pink drink with many tiny bubbles. Some elements of cask aging, and after oxidizing for just a few minutes things are largely left to a fizzy sweetness of ripe raspberry and cherry. Touch tart and a little sweet, balanced and nothing too intense so it ended up basically being pretty accessible. Enjoyed.

  • KERRYA 171 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    C: reddish-brown, clear, pink bubbly ring
    A: tart cherries, funk, candy sugar
    P: medium
    F: tart cherries, yeast, vinegar
    O: A little on the tame side

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a dark red and brown with a thin pink head and some surrounding lacing. An aroma of black cherries, pears, oranges and citrus fruits, banana, and mild spices. The mouthfeel is smooth and quite rich. Flavors of fresh malts, hops, black cherries, oranges and citrus, pears, and spiciness. Very good and not too sweet..

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    330ml bottle, fairly fresh according to date code: Pours a rich ruby color with a smallish cap. Light carbonation. Aroma is a musty-cherry earthy barnyard profile...hints of sweetness but not saccharine, tartness dominates...very nice. Fkavor is lush with tart fruit, malty notes, oak, lush port-like tastes, decent complexity....finish is tart and fruity with a hint of sweetness. Nicely put together variation on an flemish sour brown.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Sampled on draught: Pours a bright bright ruby red colour with an enormous white head. Aroma is fruity and enticing, licorice, raspberries and cherries on the nose. Taste is creamy, definately well carbonated in the mouthfeel. Flavours of cherries, peaches and soft oak.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Bottle: Poured a deep red color ale with a rather large pink color foamy head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma consists of a load of cherries with some notes of oak. Taste is also a mix between loads of cherries that are sour but also lightly sweet but some light sour and tart notes with some oak presence also noticeable. Full body with some great carbonation and no appearance of alcohol. Very well done and definitely something I wish I could get more often.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    11.2 oz bottle, best by 8/14/09. Pours a clear deep red with a fizzy rose head that retains well and leaves some big bubbled lacing.

    The aroma is acidic and tart cherries, wood, yeast and some sweet candy sugar.

    The flavor is sweet acidic cherries with a strong tart sour tang to it, a bit of funky yeast and wood show up as well. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and syrupy with a bit of sharp carbonation.

    Overall, a fun sour ale - one of the better ones I've had. The sweetness and tartness are a bit strong, but I liked this quite a bit.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    shared with stumac and melanie ... bought from LS .... is quite a sour little bugger, the tartness is spot on too ... lots of cherries and oak, sourness... a delicoius strange enjoyable brew ... melanie didn't like this brew, not as people friendly as some of this section.. you know what i mean....

  • BOSOXBRENT 227 reviews
    rated 4.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This is billed as a fruit lambic here. At Max's on Broadway in Baltimore, MD, this was billed as a "Flemish Ale with Cherries". I've been on a big Flemish ale kick lately, so I had to try this one out, especially since it was on draught.

    The beer was served in a goblet and had a nice dark reddish/brown coloration to it. The beer had a decent head that quickly went away. As you drank the beer down, there was a nice lacing left behind on the goblet walls. The aroma was awesome. It had a hearty vinegar and cherry smell to it. I could defintely tell this one was going to be super sour.

    As with some Flemish sours, the first sip is always the "clean out the sinuses, suck in the cheeks, and batten down the hatches" gulp. This one was no exception. It was very tart and dry. The taste was that of cherries and a hint of wood. The sour flavor was awesome. I shared it with others at the table (non beer-aholics) and judging by their reactions, I knew this one was right on target.

    Bottom line, I liked it a lot, giving it an overall of 9 out of 10. This is very well done and especially coming off a draught, it was a special brew. I guess that explains the hefty price tag. Very enjoyable though.

  • AABREWER318 475 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours bubbly, a pinkish brune, a short head. Musty cherries and a very soaky oaky smell. A soda like carbonation, quenching and crisp. A muddy dryness, dark cherry flavor, swedish fish, very ripened raspberry taste. Its sour at first, then syrupy sweetness comes in late to balance (sorta backwards).

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