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Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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very good

350 Ratings
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 17
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAngel on 11-18-2002

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.55/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.92/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of ZeppelinNL
4/5  rDev +3.9%

A really nice cherrybeer. Both sweet and sour, with an amazing aftertaste.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.85/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich red hue with no haze and a strong effervescence. Head poured a thick finger of fizzy pink foam which dissipated rather quickly. While the head is nothing to speak of, I find the color simply amazing. Great.

Smell: quite tart with a rich malty character underneath. There's definitely a big fruitiness here; cherry and raspberry are to the fore. I'm a big fan!

Taste: richly sweet base with a little bit of toffee and caramel malt character. Tartness, cherry and raspberry build up from there. This is not an overly complex beer, but I love the flavors in it.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big carbonation and a big but evanescent creaminess. I still like it.

Overall: this is simply my kind of beer. It is no secret that I love krieks and cherry beers in general, and this is a damn tasty example of one. Many stars!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
87 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.