Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday's Beer!

Well the sun is well over the yard arm as they say ..... it's Friday after all and we've got things to do!

I'm going out on a limb with a product from the Brouwerij Verhaeghe of Belgium.

It's called Echt Kriekenbier and it's described as a Malt Beverage with Cherries Added!

The bottle is 330ml and the rating is 6.8% abv.

As you can see by the picture it's very red and clear with a tenuous head. The beverage pours cleanly and what foam there is settles out immediately.

The nose is and odd sensation like what comes off the top of a pot when you cook cherries for pie only without the sugar and caramel that usually goes along with that experience. If you've ever tried to make choke cherry wine you'll know what I mean.

The first taste is a real surprise .... fizzy and tart very dry and kind of disappointing. It does not get any better with the second or third and so on.............

What this beverage needs is some rich malts to put a warm and sweet base under that acidic cherry fruit.

Some aromatic hops would serve well in this brew as well.......

But it does not have either of those redeeming qualities and so......... I've got to give this sour puss beverage a solid thumbs down. And I'm pouring it down the drain..............

Too Bad..... but you can always find another opinion!

Beer Me dot com

I'm not sure is this is exactly the same product .... but they seem to like it!
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Blogger Brewmaster Dave said...

Hey there,
Too bad they didn't have the Duchesse De Bourgonge - an infinately better romp into the world of the sour belgian brown ales of flanders from the same brewery. Oh well... I'll see if I can grab you a bottle when I'm in Regina in a few weeks. Tasty stuff...
Remember, they can't all be prize winners!

Dave :)

3/07/2008 4:14 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Well it's all new to me ....the sour beer stuff.

It seems that without any underlying character .... it's just not appealing.

Thanks for the offer of the Duchesse..

3/07/2008 5:40 p.m.  

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