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Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BA SCORE
86
very good

308 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 308
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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MatthewPlus

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-26-2013 14:22:53 | More by MatthewPlus
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-22-2013 00:33:39 | More by JSkone09
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-15-2013 01:06:30 | More by jrfehon33
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Smurf2055

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2013 22:56:29 | More by Smurf2055
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NeilFlaiz

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-12-2013 02:32:08 | More by NeilFlaiz
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GABrew

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-07-2013 20:38:42 | More by GABrew
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-06-2013 02:09:29 | More by rolltide8425
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Maillard

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-25-2013 07:19:54 | More by Maillard
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-15-2013 05:44:26 | More by mc4z
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-14-2013 00:21:21 | More by Texasfan549
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-30-2013 18:54:47 | More by Phillyz
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metter98

New York

3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear dark red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high pink head that gradually died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of cherries are present in the nose along with hints of sweetness and oak.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite fruity and has lots of cherry flavors along with notes of sourness and oak. Hints of vinegar are perceptible in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink as there's enough fruitiness from the cherries to prevent this from becoming too sour.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 17:18:08 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-30-2013 17:12:37 | More by smithj4
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-22-2013 18:04:39 | More by vicsju1991
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-14-2013 17:11:17 | More by MSandahl23
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JayQue

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice, approachable sour beer. Poured into my Houblon Chouffe flute. A good reddish amber clor, fairly clear with a fizzy white, delicately bubbly head. Head retention is minimal and no lacing.

Fairly good aroma of sweet tart-cherry and a little vinegary sourness. The taste is much stronger and more impressive than the aroma. The sweet and tart cherry flavor is up front, with a somewhat vinegary sourness creeping in toward the finish. The sourness is not bad, I hate the real strong vinegary taste of some sours. This beer is nicely balanced between fruitiness and sourness. Fairly complex balance of flavors.

Mouthfeel is good. Very nicely carbonated/bubbly. Goes well with the tart flavor. Light feel (in a good way), fairly delicate. and refreshing.

Overall this would be a very refreshing summer drink. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 02:15:51 | More by JayQue
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-12-2013 20:07:17 | More by BeerForMuscle
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next_imaginaut

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-10-2013 10:59:09 | More by next_imaginaut
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-07-2013 22:48:42 | More by dalepryor
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-06-2013 18:30:59 | More by Jason1337
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cork says expiration date of Sept. 2011.

A- Pours medium-reddish brown that is almost more tan than red or brown. Small to medium head that is gone quickly and little lacing.

S- Tart and acidic on the nose. Only slight hints of cherry are still present. Yeast and dry scents are also prominent. Scent is somewhat fruity, but mostly smells more like a normal Flanders Red.

T- Taste is classic Flanders Red with slight hints of cherry. Starts with some tart cherry flavors and moves quickly into more traditional sour flavors. Yeasty flavor provides some bready backbone flavors. Then the sour and tart kicks back in for a little bit, before a dry, champagne-like flavor ends it. Dry flavor gives is a nice, simple finish.

M- Light and spritzy; very champagne-like. Sour notes are not overpowering, so this is very drinkable in both weight and feel across the tongue.

Overall, I'm a little sad I bought this out of date and it didn't quite have the cherry punch I expected. Other than that, it's a very good Flanders Red for a very affordable price.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 00:51:46 | More by boilermakerbrew
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beerandthedead

United Kingdom (England)

4.98/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

dark reddish colour,aroma sweetish with marzipan tones,dry sour flavour with large cherry hit sweet/sour finish that lasts for ages,altogether a well rounded beer that drinks easily,not at all gassy despite co2 dispense,///===,a good alternative to trad kriek ,only slightly less sour and little sweetness

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2013 19:23:55 | More by beerandthedead
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radlleb

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-09-2013 05:02:11 | More by radlleb
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

an expiration date of september 2011 on the cork. poured a deep but clean red almost burgundy with very slight amount of white head with a pinkish hue. smells of port wine barrels, wet cork, wet hay, very funky. a sour cherry flavor up front with a barrel flavor hitting the palate immediately afterwards. taste is just like the smell to be honest, it just develops differently. high carbonation and medium body, very tart makes it a sipper.

not a bad sour at all, just not exactly excellent either. it was honestly more tart than sour, which is not what i was expecting. a nice wood barrel feel from the flavor lingers with the sour cherry notes.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 00:53:59 | More by facundoCNB
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-22-2013 04:40:45 | More by SadMachine
Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
86 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.