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Ter Dolen Kriek - Brouwerij Ter Dolen N.V.

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Ter Dolen KriekTer Dolen Kriek

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: paterlodie on 04-24-2005

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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 17
Reviews by Lemke10:
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3.95/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This pours a pinkish/red color with a slight, light pink head. There is a strong aroma of sweet cherries. The taste is smooth to the point where there is almost no carbonation. There isn't much to let you know this is a beer, as it drinks and taste more like a cherry desert drink. Drinks very smooth and tastes delicious. This is either a hit or miss with the beer geek crowd.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of metter98
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy dark rosé in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet, dark cherries are present in the nose—similar to what you would expect from a cherry cough drop.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has more pronounced flavors of dark cherries and a moderate amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but seems like you having a liquid version of a cherry cough drop instead of a beer, so it might not be appealing to everyone.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330 mL bottle pours a clear red color with a nice cap of soft pink head. Retention and lace are both average.

Nose is cherry juice and Kool-Aid. Not much in the way of malt, sourness or yeast.

Taste is definitely cherry-laden. It tastes very much like the bottled cherry juice in the supermarkets but with carbonation. Really has very little beer character. Thats not to say it doesnt taste good...because it does. Just very one-dimensional and not beer-like at all.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of EigenBeer
4.17/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Holy Cow! I am not going to do a full review, but this deserves a warning. This was like drinking a very sweet cherry soda. Ridiculously over sweet and very carbonated. There was virtually no tartness to it. As a beer in its style I would rate it quite low, but as a beverage in general I have to keep it high because it was quite interesting to drink.

Photo of utfiero
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Color- dark pink lemonade. Full head.

Aroma- sweet and tart cherry candy.

Taste- starts sweet with mild cherry, very fine and gentle carbonation gently balancing the sweetness in the middle, with spices including cinnamon near the end (remind me of German Gluwein spices but more gentle), finishing with a honey dipped cherry sweetness. A good dessert beer.

Poured from 330 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted June 2014.

Photo of Absumaster
2.53/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A red beer with a very fast settling head. Almost no head left after 2 minutes. Nice color.

Smell of sweet, gummibear cherries. Very sweet and syrupy. Like the preserved cherries on pastry.

Taste is sweet and has an artificial cherry taste. No complexity. Mouthfeel is quite thick and drinkability is low. The sweetness is lingering. Although I am not a big fan of the style, this beer lacks any of the fresh, sour and fruity tastes normally found in these beers.

Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet, like fruit punch or a New Glarus fruit beer (but not in a good way).

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.74/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet.

A pour of average strength yields a finger of pink frothy head. The body is nearly the exact color of fresh raspberries. Slightly cloudy.

Aromas of cherry candy, fruit juice, and cherry syrup. This smells good, but not like a traditional kriek.

The flavor is not as sweet as the nose indicated, which I find a pleasant surprise. Acid and sugar are not quite in balance with the whole feel leaning towards sugar, but still the overall impression is balance. Cherry candy is predominant.

Conclusion: Very much like liquid cherry candy in a good way. Not like a real kriek or like "cough syrup" as other reviewers have mentioned (also not like fresh cherry juice either). This is a fruit beer, not a traditional kriek, and if viewed as such I think it is quite good. Don't expect Cantillon!

Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Ter Dolen Kriek from Brouwerij Ter Dolen N.V.
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