Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier - Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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4.01/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
06-01-2014 00:03:41 | More by Cozuma
3.48/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
05-23-2014 03:49:57 | More by BeerDazed
3.86/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours a dark red with a spritzy head that lasts 5 seconds.
Smell is of cherries and musty yeast. Some leather and dark fruit as well.
Taste is light funkiness with cherries and oak. Not very complex.
Feel is medium carbed with a light feel.
This is just ok, I recommend Duchesse De Bourgogne or Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge if you want a 12 oz single of flanders red.
01-06-2014 05:17:51 | More by BastardKing24
3.68/5 rDev -4.4%
Pours a beautiful red with fizz that disappears quickly off the top. Smells like crazy cherry, but not much beer. Either way it smells good. Super sour taste, but it finishes without much flavor. Seems like it could use some back end sweetness to get the whole palate involved. Nice tart cherries on the tongue. Very effervescent. A fun one to try, but their other sours are better (like Duchesse!).
10-17-2013 01:44:51 | More by BMMillsy
Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
87 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.