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Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
87
very good

339 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | 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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4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Immortale25
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in a goblet.

A- Pours a ruby red color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Vibrant, sweet cherry aroma that also has some wood tones.

T- The cherry flavor has a sweet, tangy and tart beauty to it that is so delectable. Oaked candy. Is that a thing?

M- With all this sweetness, there's still a very dry feel to it. Medium carbonation and a light body.

O- While I would liken this more to a straight up Kriek lambic due to the intense sweetness, the oak certainly comes through and merely makes for a less malty Flanders Red. Absolutely fantastic.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Tele
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle
Best By 11.22.16

A: 4.5 Ruby red with a one-inch, light pink head. This beer is very clear and quite pretty.

S: 4 On the nose, there are cherries, a bit of funk, lemon, vinegar, and a bit of vanilla. The aromas are fairly mild and there’s not too much going on. There’s also some sulfur at the end that is fairly subtle and a little off-putting.

T: 3.75 The beer starts off rather sweet with a light tartness following right behind. The cherries bring a nice medicinal flavor that pairs well with the oak, vanilla, and funk. It’s lack of sourness and oaky sweetness makes it taste surprisingly similar to a Flanders red ale.

M: 4.25 The beer coats the palate without feeling too thick or overpowering. The carbonation is also very nice, but I feel that a bit more effervescence might help compensate for the low tartness.

O: 4 This is a nice beer with good cherry flavor and a pleasant tartness. There could be more lactic sourness, but the vanilla and oak flavors make this seem like a Flanders red with cherries, which is still okay in my book.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful, radiant raspberry-color red, extremely active and hazily translucent. A nice, moderate pink cream head forms, with great retention.

Tart and funky aroma with notes of cherry pits; very promising. Slightly vinegary. Understated and complex.

Flavor is sweeter than the aroma, with a much more pronounced cherry presence (juice and pits). Very little funk; only slightly sour. There's a noticeable metallic flavor that definitely costs this beer; it is otherwise a very nice Kriek.

Nice puckering and sticky retention; lightly syrupy for an overall medium-light body. Long finish.

This is a very good Kriek, certainly not in the top tier, but very tasty. It could use a little more sweetness - and certainly more funk carrying over to the flavor - and the metallic hint in the flavor takes away from it a bit.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
87 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.