Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte KriekenbierVerhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier
BA SCORE
3.87/5
422 Ratings
Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte KriekenbierVerhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Belgium
brouwerijverhaeghe.be

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAngel on 11-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,978
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
422
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
34
Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice but overly sweet.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/2019. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink/cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big lightly tart/tangy cherries, raspberry, strawberry, lemon, plum, green apple, red grape, oak, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, hay, straw, leather, grass, funk, pepper, almond, slight red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/light funky yeast, cherries, oak barrel, and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart/tangy cherries, raspberry, strawberry, lemon, plum, green apple, red grape, oak, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, hay, straw, leather, grass, funk, pepper, almond, slight red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness, yeast/tannic oak spiciness, and fruit tang on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy cherries, raspberry, strawberry, lemon, plum, green apple, red grape, oak, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, hay, straw, leather, grass, funk, pepper, almond, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light funky yeast, cherries, oak barrel, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/tart/tangy/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from carbonation and tart/tangy/spicy notes, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly tangy/acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.8%. Overall this is a great fruited Flanders red ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light funky yeast, cherries, oak barrel, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mildly tart/tangy/drying finish. Extremely well balanced for the style. Plenty of authentic cherry flavors, with solidly funky yeast complexity. Nice oak and malt presence. Never overly sweet or sour either way, with no slick/syrupy character from fruit or malts. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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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Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 422 ratings
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