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Verhaege Kriek (Kriekenbier) - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
87
very good

27 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 06-13-2004)
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BlueFeetAndBeer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-01-2013 23:45:45 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-24-2014 05:48:59 | More by Jspriest
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CaseyGroh

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-17-2014 03:35:37 | More by CaseyGroh
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egenerose

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-02-2013 00:10:51 | More by egenerose
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-28-2013 03:34:17 | More by DelicateDelirium
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51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-07-2013 20:05:59 | More by 51mmz0rz
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-01-2013 23:32:14 | More by mrfrancis
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-30-2013 22:34:56 | More by kristougher
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-29-2013 19:44:16 | More by hellhammermario
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Shads42

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-20-2013 22:28:51 | More by Shads42
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%

06-15-2013 21:59:00 | More by smartassboiler
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-22-2013 12:46:25 | More by Lare453
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-11-2013 04:56:44 | More by spycow
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-25-2013 00:01:40 | More by Kerrie
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mixed_master7

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-03-2013 21:39:44 | More by mixed_master7
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WynnO

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

09-07-2012 04:39:22 | More by WynnO
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker reddish tinted brown, moderate cap of off white head, decent retention. Scent brings berries, tart cherry, red wine and apple cider vinegar, lightly herbal and medicinal. First sip brings blended vinegar and berry notes, can pick out each individually but quite even in the taste... tangy and tart, lightly sweet. Medium bodied, a splash bubbly. Not as bold on the cherry front as i had hoped, mild vinegar and bright berry notes.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2012 14:35:40 | More by rfgetz
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mantissa

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-23-2011 06:12:47 | More by mantissa
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

10 ounce pour on tap into a snifter glass, with a gorgegous appearance of a perfect dark cherry red. Clear, and a nice simple faint ring that renmains throughout of tight simple white bubbles. Gorgeous looking beer leaves a slight ruby/tawny mix port color hue upon finishing on the color.

Bouqueut is a unique sour bent of cherry but also of a framboise/strawberry sweet tinge. There is also a distinct acid that is practicaly red wine vinegar.

A giant taste of fruit cherry and strawberries with a good sour/acid balance. This isn't that sour at all actually and is extremely palatable and just the right amount of minimal carbonation, with perfect ABV drinkability. Just flat out great to drink and I would have another instantly.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2011 19:08:39 | More by smakawhat
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Overlord

California

3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown with a slight reddish hue. Small white foam head.

Smells ... like berries, actually. Cherries you say? If you say so. Smells sweet.

Taste is predominantly sweet, somewhat medicinal berry/cherriness. Maybe a slight pucker that lingers on the tongue. Not particularly sour.

Pleasant prickly mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2010 08:06:26 | More by Overlord
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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok, ok. It's taken some time. But I've actually gotten a taste for sour beer.

Pours a hazy brown with a nice head that dies into a thin ring and a little bubbly island in the middle.

Smells of sourness and some vinegar-soaked cherries. Surprisingly sweet regardless.

Tastes sour, dry, vinegary and slightly sweet with a dry cherry finish.

Thick and creamy in the mouth. Nice.

Pretty dry and refreshing. Damn good and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 23:54:34 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

G - Duvel tulip, pouring from a bottle labeled 'best before 25-03-11'.

A - Translucent mahogany-oxblood hue with a small pinkish head and great rings of lacing.

S - Vinegar, band-aid and hay, basically.

T - Sour, with wood and mustiness, and a sharp tart cherry kick. Clean, dry finish, leaving you salivating for more. The saddest thing is seeing the bottom of the glass.

M - Thinner, with champagne-like carbonation, but creamier mouthfeel, and a dry tart finish.

D - Nice stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 07:24:04 | More by ktrillionaire
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft at Churchkey in D.C. Poured into a tumbler. This beer is RED! Holy redness, I know its a cherry beer and its a Flanders red ale, but this beer is seriously red. Prepare yourselves. Thin white head, bubbles form along the glass but the head leaves no lacing. Carbonation minimal and steady. Clear beer, no haze at all. This is an attractive beer.

Smell is sour, definitely get the cherries (bitter cherries) in the aroma a lot. Lactic acid is there too but it is nicely balanced with the fruit character.

This beer is tart. I'll go ahead and call it sour but really its tart. Its the kind of sour that makes you pucker your lips or when you feel it in the corners of your mouth. Its serious sour / tart. I can detect some sweetness in there through the sour still. The cherries are subtle in the flavor but you can tell they are there. Beer is medium bodied, finishes COMPLETELY. This is another palate cleansing beer. I really enjoyed this beer, phenomenal. I did not think I would like it, but I'm glad I had one.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2009 15:03:48 | More by drabmuh
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gbontrag

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Beauteous violet with rose froth that rises high, and holds well.
Smells very lactic, like cherry kefir; slight horseblanket, and a little vegetal.

Soft and creamy mouthfeel is nice. There's woody astringency. Sour milk, light horseblanket, sweet. This is pretty thin, not so dry--very fruit juicy.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 06:05:27 | More by gbontrag
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cubedbee

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a wine glass, this is a nice deep purplish amber color with a thin head and a moderate amount of lacing. Smell is a strong cherry smell, kind of like a cough drop, with a slight oak scent as well. Taste is more of the very strong cherry, more tart that sweet, doesn't leave a lingering syrpupy aftertaste. Hard to taste much other than the cherry, although there is a decent malt underlying. Mouthfeel is medium with a fairly high carbonation and a light effervescent feel in the motuh. The only other Kriek I've had was Lindeman's, and this is definitely a better beer. Goes well with desert, especially chocolate.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2005 21:20:11 | More by cubedbee
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Verhaege Kriek (Kriekenbier) from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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