Verhaege Kriek (Kriekenbier) | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Belgium | website

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-13-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
36
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
21.17%
 
 
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6
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2
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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok, ok. It's taken some time. But I've actually gotten a taste for sour beer.

Pours a hazy brown with a nice head that dies into a thin ring and a little bubbly island in the middle.

Smells of sourness and some vinegar-soaked cherries. Surprisingly sweet regardless.

Tastes sour, dry, vinegary and slightly sweet with a dry cherry finish.

Thick and creamy in the mouth. Nice.

Pretty dry and refreshing. Damn good and drinkable.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

10 ounce pour on tap into a snifter glass, with a gorgegous appearance of a perfect dark cherry red. Clear, and a nice simple faint ring that renmains throughout of tight simple white bubbles. Gorgeous looking beer leaves a slight ruby/tawny mix port color hue upon finishing on the color.

Bouqueut is a unique sour bent of cherry but also of a framboise/strawberry sweet tinge. There is also a distinct acid that is practicaly red wine vinegar.

A giant taste of fruit cherry and strawberries with a good sour/acid balance. This isn't that sour at all actually and is extremely palatable and just the right amount of minimal carbonation, with perfect ABV drinkability. Just flat out great to drink and I would have another instantly.

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Photo of cubedbee
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a wine glass, this is a nice deep purplish amber color with a thin head and a moderate amount of lacing. Smell is a strong cherry smell, kind of like a cough drop, with a slight oak scent as well. Taste is more of the very strong cherry, more tart that sweet, doesn't leave a lingering syrpupy aftertaste. Hard to taste much other than the cherry, although there is a decent malt underlying. Mouthfeel is medium with a fairly high carbonation and a light effervescent feel in the motuh. The only other Kriek I've had was Lindeman's, and this is definitely a better beer. Goes well with desert, especially chocolate.

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Photo of MenardMa
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gbontrag
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Beauteous violet with rose froth that rises high, and holds well.
Smells very lactic, like cherry kefir; slight horseblanket, and a little vegetal.

Soft and creamy mouthfeel is nice. There's woody astringency. Sour milk, light horseblanket, sweet. This is pretty thin, not so dry--very fruit juicy.

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Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker reddish tinted brown, moderate cap of off white head, decent retention. Scent brings berries, tart cherry, red wine and apple cider vinegar, lightly herbal and medicinal. First sip brings blended vinegar and berry notes, can pick out each individually but quite even in the taste... tangy and tart, lightly sweet. Medium bodied, a splash bubbly. Not as bold on the cherry front as i had hoped, mild vinegar and bright berry notes.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of mixed_master7
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of WynnO
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of mantissa
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

G - Duvel tulip, pouring from a bottle labeled 'best before 25-03-11'.

A - Translucent mahogany-oxblood hue with a small pinkish head and great rings of lacing.

S - Vinegar, band-aid and hay, basically.

T - Sour, with wood and mustiness, and a sharp tart cherry kick. Clean, dry finish, leaving you salivating for more. The saddest thing is seeing the bottom of the glass.

M - Thinner, with champagne-like carbonation, but creamier mouthfeel, and a dry tart finish.

D - Nice stuff.

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Photo of lic217
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DelicateDelirium
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Merks
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueFeetAndBeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Shads42
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Guinness4me
2.47/5  rDev -37%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm confused on many levels with this beer so I'll guess I'll start at the beginning. I couldn't find a match of the exact beer I drank, however, this seemed to be the closest. Could it be I acquired a really, really old or a really, really new bottle, but I have no clue for sure. The label on the bottle I'm drinking has a coat of arms, 2 cherries and says the ABV is 6.8%.

The best part of this beer is the appearance. It poured a deep, cherry red with minimal head which foamed a bit when swirled. The positive aspects of this beer stopped right there for me.

The smell was the first thing that weirded me out; maybe I was expecting more of a lambic-ness, but the smell had a funk that I found hard to place. What the hell was that smell? Dirty underwear?

The taste started okay with a tart, bitter cherry flavor but followed by a metallic nastiness that almost pressed down on the back of my tongue. Seriously.

The mouthfeel was uneventful and not at all pleasant.

Drinkable? I'll pass.

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Photo of Jspriest
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.92 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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