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

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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also known as La Becasse Kriek or Kriekenlambiek Classique.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4143) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2003
This is one of the beers that changed my life, and got things started. I tried it from a bottle in the Hogshead, Birmingham, and couldn't believe that something so fruity and exciting could actually be a beer. As an Interbrew product it now seems like this is becoming the Coca Cola of fruit beers, and I'm not sure it is the most complex, or subtle kriek in the world. But by crikey, it's still a top class piece of work, which brings back happy memories, and experiences which I am keen to repeat whenever possible! The cherry flavour is rich, without being over powering, and it is sweet without being sickly. Great colour too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2004 This is one of my favorite Krieks. It has a nice dark red body. Nice bitter cherry flavor (most Krieks are more sweet than this one but I like the bitterness!) and also a good bitter and sour aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Filthmuppet (33) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
Never had a true lambic, and everyone kept telling me that Kriek was a poor mans version of the intestinal adventure that a true Lambic offers. As i have no point of comparison and I dont take my beer as seriously as some, I have to say that this was a surprise, I love that Belgiumy sour finish, it's like there is a party in my mouth and everyone is invited. The sweet/sour cheery flavours certainly hang around on the old palate for a while. Cant wait to try the "real thing". Still has nothing on Motelpogos cherry beer, mmmmm cherry beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2003 The Butterfly, Brussels, Belgium. Served in small Belle Vue Kriek snifter. Ruby red in color with a thin off white head. Light cherry flavor and not too sweet. Very good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2003
Ugh. Bad medicine. Interesting colour, but it tastes too artificial, even if it's natural. Maybe I'm just not a fruit beer kinda dude, but I can think of several dozen ways this could be improved. At least it's somewhat subtle.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1098) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Ruby hued with a foamy tan/pink head. A sweet & tart aroma like cherry pie filling. Initially a maoderate sweetness with a pleasant tart middle and a mild bitter follow. This was a treat to find out here in the far reaches of northern Japan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2003
Bottled. Burgundy red color. Rose-coulored, fizzy head. Cherry nose. Tastes of hay and cherry juice, a bit sour. Sour finish. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2003
Bottle. A very nice kriek! Ruby colour with a fine pinkish head. Sour/acidic plus cherries. Does not have the artificial bubble-gum qualities of other macro-krieks.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2003
I5t puzzles me that some don't like this. It is a great beer very close to LIndmans but slightly cheeper. Ok it is a little more bitter and fizzy but hey its a great fruit beer and a fun way to get cool when your hot!Drink up (pity about the name though where was it brewed in a mental house!)

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (7652) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2003
I like it! Perfect appearance, big head and ruby color. Nice aroma of cherries. Flavor real good, cherries but also some acid, tart?


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