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Brewed by Belle-Vue (InBev)
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium

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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also known as La Becasse Kriek or Kriekenlambiek Classique.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kalarel (31) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2013
Keg from Õllekraan. Cherry juce color with a pink head. Aroma of cherries. Cherry taste with some wood. Medium body, some carbonation.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
swapp (138) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - DEC 30, 2013
Pure chery color with rose foam. Taste like chery juise. No alcohol feeling. Good taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (684) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
bottle at home. poured a clear red colour with a smooth creamy pink head. raspberry, cherries, sweet sugar and some sour tones. tartness, ok kriek but nothing special

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (1912) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2013
a) Belle-Vue Kriek 5.2%: : Die erste Assoziation sind "Gummibärchen in Bier". Sofort fallen viele künstliche Kirscharomen auf. Der Antrunk ist laff-leicht süßlich, der Hauptteil sehr künstlich süß mit unnatürlichem Kirscharoma - Hubba-Bubba-ähnlich... Der Nachgeschmack ist sehr sauer-bitter (nicht herb!)und irgendwie komisch. Es scheint ziemlich unausgewogen - im Glas schaut es aus wie roter Wackelpudding mit rosa Schaum drauf…
--> es gibt viele, um ein Weiteres bessere Frucht-Lambic-Biere!!
Test vom 20.2.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,4,11,7,12,8 - 8,00

b) Belle-Vue Kriek Classique 5.1% : Farbe braun-rot, bei weitem nicht so chemisch wie beim "normalen" Belle-Vue Kriek. Der Geruch ist kirschig, etwas stark, aber nicht sonderlich künstlich, hat was von Kirschmarmelade. Das Bier an sich ist insgesamt ziemlich wässrig. Der Antrunk hat was von Sprudelwasser mit einem kleinen Schuss Kirschsirup. Im Hauptteil ist die Lambic-Säure ganz kurz zu merken, im Nachgeschmack wird das Ganze dann ein Bisschen saurer-bitterer, aber auf der Zunge bleibt eigentlich kein Geschmack zurück.
Es ist viel angenehmer zu trinken als die chemisch-überladene "Standardvariante", aber doch trotzdem zu wässrig!
Test vom 16.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,10,12,4,12,10 - 9,70

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (762) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
Draft to goblet Cherry and raspberry candy and honey. Transparent vibrant red with a thin creamy tan head. Cherry candy taste and rhubarb. Hard to drink as the beer foams up in the mouth if left there longer than a few moments.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (2026) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
Draft - Maraschino cherry. Clear red with a rich pink head. Syrupy cherry with the slightest tartness, but too much sweetness. Finish is syrupy as well.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2434) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2013
bottle pours dark red small white head smells very sugary high carbo . sugary feel . cherry , in a candy way . actualy better than the kriek extra version

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Cherry fruity aroma. Similar to a life-saver candy crushed up. Extreme bubbly carbonation, very thin on mouthfeel. Doesn’t seem to have the aged sour funk for a Kriek. However not offensive. Just lacks some immersion.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pours clear red min head. Smell candy sweet cherry. Taste artificial sweet cherry, sugary. Lighter body Gross

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/9/13] Bottle at my hotel room in Brussels. 5.1%. As Belle-Vue Kriek Classique. Clear deep red with a big foamy pink head. Aroma of artificial cherry candy and some corny notes. Sweetish flavor with artificial cherry flavoring, sugary notes, a bit of cough syrup notes, a grainy note and a slightly drier finish with a faint sourish hint. Light-bodied. Not completely awful, but still not good at all.


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