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Anarkriek | 't Hofbrouwerijke

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Brewed by:
't Hofbrouwerijke

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chocolate Porter brewed with cherries

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 27
Photo of RockAZ
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Did not really like this, too confusing for my taste buds. Capped the rest of the bomber and tried it again next day - still odd. Dusty yeast, chocolate/coffee kinda thing going on but not something I recognize as porter. The cherries were weird too, someone said medicinal in their review, and I agree with that. This is a sour beer. I think others might enjoy this more than me, don't regret trying it but probably would only try it again on draft if I ever see it for a comparison.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

such a cool and weird brew here, a sour chocolate porter with cherries. i dont so much get the porter part, i mean, there is plenty of roast and chocolate malt in here, but the beer is far lighter in malt complexion and body than any porter have ever known, and the cherries are so much stronger in flavor than the grain, that the base beer seems almost inconsequential. first beer from these guys, although i have heard wonderful things. murky red beer, almost purple in the light, darker than other krieks, without much head at all except a few beige bubbles. the nose is medicinal cherries, hospital medicinal, gauze and acid, weird but mouthwatering. i smell the roast in the grain, which is uncommon in such a fruit forward beer. the taste is better than the nose, which intrigued me and weirded me out, but definitely got my attention. cherry is still medicinal, but its authentic too because there isnt a ton of sugar in this. funked out to the max, more than just the classic bacterial souring, this is a wild mess of yeasts, delicious too. the porter base presents itself a little more with temperature, but still lags well behind the fruit. the roast element is nice though, i almost get coffee with it. lighter body but still palate coating, and one of those beers thats totally new to me. more carbonation would help it, but i still like the slippery feel of it. unlike any other beer called a kriek i have ever had, so props for that. it grew on me more and more as i drank on it. ill be back for more of their stuff!

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Murky chocolate-cherry with pitted sandstone head.
Farmy, smoky roast with dark cherry on the nose.
Bit of black bread up front but cherry cuts in soon, then some white pepper and lemon zest.
Benylin end and tight linger.
Dry, thin, not much cling.

How much is this a porter (like the label says?) Strong yeast, lots of cherry, but only a bit of roast. Kinda thin, sour, balanced and easy but ultimately dull.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin tan head that dissipates immediately.

S - Sour cherry, gingerbread, mocha, caramel, cranberry.

T - Tart cherry, roasted malt, oak tannin, chocolate.

M - On light side of medium and well carbonated. Lingering chocolate & tartness.

D - Strange combo of flavors with the high carbonation but it works for me. It is like a dry, tart chocolate cherry soda.

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Anarkriek from 't Hofbrouwerijke
3.82 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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