Brouwerij Kerkom

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Brouwerij Kerkom
Wild Ale
Ranked #587
Ranked #8,111
4.08 | pDev: 6.86%
May 30, 2022
Mar 01, 2005
Notes: Reuss is produced for the Bink festival. Marc Limet blends the lambic with a less bitter version of Bink Blond (38 IBUs versus 52 IBUs.) Reuss was the name of the first beer brewed at Kerkom in 1878.
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Rated: 3.7 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

May 30, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by RBorsato from Virginia

Apr 13, 2022
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear light golden yellow hue with very active carbonation jets fueling a 2-3 inch white bubbly head with excellent retention.
S: Very fresh aroma with apple, pear, light farmhouse funk, soft tart lemon, and subtle honeyed melon.
T: Tart apple, fresh pear, delicate and slightly salty farmhouse funk, lemon acidity, soft honeyed melon, and subtle herbal mint.
M: Light body. Fresh and effervescent. Tart and acidic. Layers of delicate sweetness. Moderately astringent throughout with hop and herbal bitterness.
D: Really nice blended sour/blond ale. Elements of gueuze, lambic, and Belgian blonde ale come through in this fresh and refreshing brew.
Apr 05, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by Dope from Massachusetts

Mar 03, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a light fizzy bubbly head small but fair retention, little lacing, slight hazy semi clear amber to reddish-orange color

Nose big lambic funk, barnyard funk with some tart acidic souring bacteria, perfumey funk, light tobacco and bubblegum, little grassy wet hay

Taste is funky and sour, fruity acidic tart funk, with mild souring bacteria, barnyard funk, little yeasty note, gritty base with some flemmish fruity sour, little watery and juicy so a bit watered down for a lambic, fair acidity overall, touch of grassy malt and hay, mild flemmy finish

Mouth is med to lighter bod a tad watery, med frothy carb, fair acidity and a touch flemmy

Overall it has some promise of a good lambic, but seems very watered down
Nov 01, 2021
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A 750ml corked and caged bottle with a best before date of 7th April 2025. Despite all my carefulness, the cork still felt like exploding out, and it was only by some luck that I didn’t spill the bottle. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.

Appearance: A slightly hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a thin cap, while leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart, funky, oak, green apple, brett, light citrus zest and notes of pepper.

Taste: Light to moderate sour, brett, funk, citrus zest, green apple, and a soft caramel touch.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Enjoyable and easy drinking with some nice Lambic characteristics.
Oct 19, 2021
Rated: 3.95 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
750ml caged and corked bottle. Cork reads 07 04 15.

Pours a clear pale gold, bringing heaps of foam, lots of sticky lacing.

Big tart notes in the smell, light Brett, acetic, yet something in there presents a sweet note or two.

Tart more than sour, light Brett, acetic presence minor, some sweetness. Lovely.

Mouthfeel is fine, finish is on the dry side.

I'm glad that I picked up this bottle. It's very pleasing.

Second pour and the foam got all wild and tried to overflow. Lots more bubble action as well. No deductions of points for that.
Sep 27, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by YvesB from Belgium

Nov 26, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jun 17, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jun 15, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jun 15, 2018
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a clear and bright gold topped by a dense and rocky three finger head with excellent retention and lacing
S: Smells of light sourness, funk, and oak
T: Taste is bright tartness up front that doesn't quite reach sour with some funk and oak. A little fruity at times as well with some slight chalkyness. It also has some slight bready malt going on too. Swallow is more tartness with some lingering yeasty funk and a little more oak.
M: This beer is fairly light but not watery with nice carbonation that's just slightly prickly with a dry finish
O: Overall this is a pretty nice beer. It isn't super sour and has a nice pleasant tartness. Decent complexity and flavors as well keep this one interesting throughout the drink. Overall worth a try but not really worth seeking out if you like your sours on the strong side.
Dec 06, 2016
Rated: 4.07 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 21, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by samEBC from Belgium

Aug 28, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Aug 11, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by BubbleBobble from New York

Aug 09, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by Euroglot from Belgium

May 27, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by Nische from Sweden

May 21, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by ultrasrs from Illinois

Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania

Apr 08, 2016
Rated: 4 by Dicers from Colorado

Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by sweemzander from Illinois

Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by jbarletto from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2016
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Reviewed by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Well-made beer. Blend of lambic and golden ale. Decent head but dissipated over time. Nice lambic undertones with golden ale malty qualities. Slight unusual perfume-like taste in the finish.
Dec 11, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by adamranders from Wisconsin

Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Nov 29, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire

Oct 04, 2015
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Reviewed by Kurmaraja from California

4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Very under-rated IMHO. Tastes very much like something SARA might do - a la Bright Sea Blonde, a funked up Belgian Blonde. Pour is beautiful, abundant head, golden / copper hued, clear and vibrant. Smells of apples, hay, lemon zest, wildflower, biscuity malt. Flavor is more of the same - what it lacks in depth it makes up for in vivacity. Bright funky cider flavors with a slight barnyard. Quencing. Crisp finish, tart more than acidic. The rare beer where I feel it's more than the sum of its parts.
Sep 10, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by desint from Belgium

Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by KAF from Iowa

Aug 18, 2015
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
this beer is fabulous, i was turned off when i say it coming in around 20 bucks a bottle, and jumped on a 7 or 8 dollar markdown. its really tremendous, gueuze type, although i dont think all the beers blended in are lambics, although that classic funked to high heaven old worldy lacto thing is absolutely leading the charge here. its hazy and blonde, looks like it should, with a slighltly suppressed white head, more bubbly than foamy, plenty carbonated on the palate. it smells awesome, a hint of that green bottle skunky weirdness that flatters some wilds and saisons so much that jester king is actually using green glass to develop this flavor that some would consider to be oxidation. it works here though boy, my mouth is watering from a distinct but not over the top lacto lemon acidity, and there is an appreciable dry cereal wheaty element to the base beer. it tastes a lot like it smells, nowhere near as sour as some lambic and gueuze types, but it has all the maturity of a carefully blended wild beer, and the lambic pucker is right there. its majorly farmy too though, even with just the moderate acidity the other yeasts, if there are some, are unique and delicious. if its just lacto, than id first be surprised, and second really intrigued about process. notes of preserved lemons, musty oak, wet basement, boxed seeded crackers, and cheap white wine, all positives. as dry as they come, and frankly really different than what i thought i was getting in to. as drinkable as any with the lower acid level, and just a beautiful depth to this. the best i have had from these guys by miles and miles, and probably even worth it at the 20 dollar level.
Aug 04, 2015
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750 ml. bottle poured into a Russian River glass.
Looks nice, 1/2 inch head reduces to a ring .
Slight funk on the nose, gueuze-like.
Taste follows nose, very nice.
Feel is nice.
Overall, more gueuze than BPA. I like this one.
Aug 01, 2015
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle, 2014 vintage, poured into a Cantillon Bar Volo 2014 Zwanze Day stemmed glass. Enjoyed on 6.20.15, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a bright copper color, golden hues, hazy, cloudy with a finger or so of white head that has good retention and lace. The aroma is nice, lots of funk and oak, citrus, aged hoppy bitterness, barnyard, pale grain, definitely getting the belgian pale/saison base here. It's got a nice balance of earthiness and brightness. The flavors are quite nice, citrus peel, light bitterness, loads of funk, chewy oak, a bit of candi sugar, wildflower, aged hops, must, and crusty pale grain that has a nice barnyard lingering note. The mouthfeel is good, coating, zippy and lively, strong carbonation with a delicate finish with a light funky and sour bite.

Verdict: A nice blended lambic beer from Brouwerij Kerkom. Definitely getting the Belgian Pale Ale base, almost saison like when blended with the lambic. Mildly reminiscent of a gueuze with good complexity, funk and brightness.
Jul 31, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by swgwilt from Tennessee

Jul 26, 2015
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of sour funk are present in the nose; the funkiness becomes a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is both sour and funky. It also has hints of fruits such as raspberries.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very interesting hybrid of a lambic and a pale ale, although the sourness is stronger.

Serving type: bottle
Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 4.3 by Farnswurth from Illinois

Jun 26, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Jun 11, 2015
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