Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte KriekenbierVerhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier

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Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAngel on 11-18-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml picked up at Tres Bonne Cuisine in Boise for about $3.25... Shared with Brenda, mine poured into my New Belgium snifter.

Short lasting white/light pink head.. the brew is perfectly crystal clear ruby.. very pretty.

Aroma is sweet cherries and yeasty funk.. oakey vinegar notes.

Flavor is much the same as the nose.. but with more cherries and a woody oak presence throughout... funky and sour with not nearly the expected sweetness... much less sugar than its stablemate the "Duchess"... yet still very similar... lighter body adds alot to the drinkability... very nice across the board, I would like to try a fresher version.

The store where I got this is very much an undiscovered gem in Boise.... Very big Polish, Czech, and Russian beer selection... plus a bunch of Germans and Belgians that are found no where else in the Area.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chestnut colored with a filmy white head that fades quikly into nothing

Raz cherry farm animal leather earth a bit of sour fruit

Nicely carbonated with a finish to ie for. Sour cherry really shines through at the entire spectrum. Bits of residual sugar hints of milk chocolate nice funky earth character and really well rounded.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle, best before 18-10-08, served in a big wine glass at 55 F/ 13 C.

Rusty red-orange-brown color, small grayish head, nice classic looking lace. A bit of fine sediment in suspension.

Smells tart and savory. Worcestershire sauce with a strong tamarind component, sour cherry, apple, sourdough, yogurt, nutty wood. Hint of oxidization, in a good way.

Tastes sweet, sour, and savory, turning drier and irony. Cherry, tamarind, apple, sourdough, yogurt, nutty wood. Mild nutty oxidization. Spicy in the throat. Lingering spicy apple, cherry, and mild iron, almost dry in the finish. Well balanced and very tasty.

Fine smooth carbonation, with grippy acidity and spice. Quite refreshing and drinkable.

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Best Before: 15-02-07

Poured into a chalice a deep mahongny color, awesome carbonation, quick fizzy off-white head, which leaves some nice small islands and sticky lacing. The nose is tangy, malty, hints of cherries/raspberries, some caramel. The taste is tangy/malty, nice touch of red fruit, and caramel. This is a highly carbonated brew. Medium body. Drinkable, another tasty brew from BV.

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Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
3.85 out of 5 based on 413 ratings.
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