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

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RATINGS: 696   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.


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
crippledbrewer (45) - - FEB 24, 2014
The beer is a cherry red colour with a fluffy pink head, the colours do make it a bit hard to take this beer seriously! The aroma was not what I was expecting from something that is classified under Fruit Lambic on Ratebeer, there was lots of sweet cherry, a bit of caramel, fake cherry candy, a hint of sourness and a whiff of corn? The first sip was all sweetness, lots of sugar with a very artificial cherry candy flavour. The body is quite thin with lots of carbonation to the point of being unable to hold a sip in your mouth as it bubbles up fairly violently. As I progressed through the glass a sourness finally begun to build up in my mouth but it wasn’t anywhere near enough to counter the sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (1199) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
OLD NOTES OCT 20, 2003 A sour cherry, almost grapey smell in the bottle, similar to a wine, again. Upon pouring into a glass it formed a thin foamy kind of head with a beautiful red body. This can’t be a beer! The flavour is quite a light but quite tart and sweet cherry flavour, with subtle hints of what I seems like grapes and strawberries. This beer reminds me of a red wine i’ve tried, just much lighter on the palate. Reminds me too much of a wine to take too seriously.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2014
25cl bottle at home. APPEARANCE: red beer, nice stable reddish head. NOSE: cherries, chemical, sweet. TASTE: cherries, sweet, little sour, fresh but not really beer like

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (1410) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
Fin duft av kirsebær. Klar rød farge. Lite skum, noe langs kanten. Fris smak av kirsebær. Fruktig, leskende og lettdrukket.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WingdSoldier (46) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 Dark red cherry beer with a light brown tint. The cherry flavour is kept nice and subtle, and isn’t at all dominating.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle, 250 ml. Dark red color, interesting pinky head. Cherry aroma and flavor. Sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kalarel (34) - 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 (180) - 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 (967) - 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 (2609) - 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


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