Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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416 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
416
Reviews:
216
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.69%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
33
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 416 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice but overly sweet.

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Photo of dahart
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of impending
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarleyAndBrett
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of timothybarney
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StrayteEDGE
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrMindbender
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nickcal
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of utahgiebs
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Far too much vinegar in the taste, and not in a good way.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a tasty kriek, probably middle of the road in terms of overall quality if you put a beer like lou pepe kriek at the top. its deep ruby red in color with a short lived half inch of oddly brown foam for a fruit beer. the nose on it is nice, jammy sweet and just a touch tart, definitely not as lambic heavy and woody funky as so many of the best ones out there, but its well better than the syrupy cheap ones too. the fruit is very authentic in the taste, no denying that, but the residual sugar is a little higher than it needs to be, and it makes it feel a little heavy. there is also a strawberry flavor in here i cant overlook, not sure how you get that from cherry, but its there. i realize as it warms up that there is a lot of funk to this, not acidity and sourness, but yeasty wildness that i really like, even though its not sour in any real way. its lovely beer in the morning, and serves as a great middle mark on the kriek scale. if it was dried out a little more it would be phenomenal, but the sweetness slows it down for me just a bit. on tap at choice city in fort collins.

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Photo of PEDXING
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Trappe Door in Greenville, SC. Beautiful looking beer. Not quite as tart as I expected it to be, but nice and refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnes09
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fresh cherry aroma and flavor. Plenty on funk on the palate. Touch of wood and acetic acid. Medium body. Sticky with a slightly dry finish. Solid Kriek.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is very acetic, vinegary, with a tart cherry character underneath. There's a bit of a floral note.

Flavor echoes the aroma, with acetic sourness throughout, and a fairly strong cherry presence, with a lightly floral aftertaste. The vinegar is the star of the show, but cherry fruitiness provides substantial accompaniment.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 5/24/2015 at Doherty’s Ale House, Warwick, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color, with no head and no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains sour cherries and grapes, some Belgian yeast and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a quick burst of sweetness from flavors of cherries and grapes followed quickly by some tartness. The malt character is thin and there is no hops presence as you would expect, but there’s a good balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Verhaeghe Echte Kriek / Echte Kriekenbier from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
3.85 out of 5 based on 416 ratings.
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