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Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
86
very good

307 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 13
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAngel on 11-18-2002)
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Reviews by Cheesemoose:
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Cheesemoose

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter, leaving the sediment in another glass.

A nice bleach white head froths up, though as it warms, it dissipates slowly leaving a nice film lade on top. The appearance can only be described as garnet, with a deep red hue that looks lovely with a fireplace behind.

Floral undertones with a non overpowering cherry essence. Not overly sweet in the nose, with a nice sour tinge letting you know it is indeed a sour.

First sip is always the introduction, though as you enjoy it longer the flavors come out to play more deeply. New to the style so just getting used to how to best enjoy a "sour" beer. Tickles as you start, followed by a nice cherry sweetness. For being "sour" it is very enjoyable, as the sour power usually found in say a Berliner Weisse are balanced against the sweetness of the cherries. Well balanced, as the sourness that you first taste are almost instantly taken away with the sweetness of the cherries, leaving you with a very refreshing finish.

ABV is a bit high, but treat this one as a dessert beer, best enjoyed with something caramelized and fruity. Like a nice fruit tart. Mouthfeel is syrupy, though it does not linger too long.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 00:46:10 | More by Cheesemoose
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-27-2014 23:08:29 | More by grimey68
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tharper178

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-27-2014 16:19:51 | More by tharper178
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Flaherbear

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-26-2014 20:33:23 | More by Flaherbear
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-16-2014 01:58:36 | More by chickenm
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-03-2014 21:02:05 | More by woodchip
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-30-2014 23:54:27 | More by atone315
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ironchefkook

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-30-2014 03:34:12 | More by ironchefkook
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-28-2014 04:10:45 | More by aquazr1
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-22-2014 21:17:53 | More by visualmartyr
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice clear red with a small head.

The smell starts off with a nice, natural cherry, mild oak in the background.

I like the sour cherry start. Oaky and creamy in the middle. Nice tart finish.

Nice, slightly unique version of the style. Would I drink again? Yup, and I'd probably buy one again being it didn't seem sweetened!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 04:04:22 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-19-2014 03:41:02 | More by tykechandler
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-19-2014 02:37:03 | More by wrightst
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Cozuma

Indiana

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Let me first start by saying the cork claimed best by Sept 2011 and you can see what day it is. No signs of cork rot, leakage, or infection (ring around the top of liquid).

A: Deep ruby red clear color really awesome color and definitely gives up the intensity of the cherry.

S: Very cherry on the nose, tart cherry not sweet.

T: for being almost 3 years beyond its expiration date the taste was pretty strong cherry, you can tell the bottle is old but it's still good. Very tart cherry and acidic but pretty good.

M: easy to drink fairly smooth carbonation was very light and fine abrasive feel like soda.

O: for claiming to be good up to almost 3 years ago I'd say this is probably a good one to try, the cherry is very very strong and tart so if you don't like cherries you won't like this, cherry syrup or concentrate would be accurate for the intensity. I'd love to try one that claims to be within it's exp date.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 00:03:41 | More by Cozuma
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-26-2014 22:22:07 | More by Latarnik
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Nunya

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-26-2014 00:25:46 | More by Nunya
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TBRich

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-24-2014 17:49:37 | More by tdmccarthy
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BeerDazed

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a special Echte Kriekenbier glass - like a tall, skinny, stemmed vessel.

Reddish/purpleish in color.

It had a very thin, wispy, head that dissipated quickly.

Smell was cherries -very fruity in the nose.

Medium to high carbonation with a tart cherry note flavor very present. Some wood. A nice, pleasing, and refreshing sour beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2014 03:49:57 | More by BeerDazed
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-30-2014 22:57:59 | More by KevinGordon
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-11-2014 03:21:07 | More by ale207
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-28-2014 20:42:12 | More by HollyHops
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-21-2014 04:03:34 | More by mdaschaf
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-19-2014 01:47:06 | More by PatGreer
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Luiz0930

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-18-2014 06:49:28 | More by Luiz0930
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Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
86 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.