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

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RATINGS: 788   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also known as La Becasse Kriek or Kriekenlambiek Classique.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2102) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2004
37.5cl bottle: This one pours a clear ruby color. Pouring it fast does give it a bit of a red-tinged head. The head dies down quickly, even there was a bit of carbonation. Some lacing down the glass. The aroma has both sweet and sour notes of cherries. The taste is a bit tart, but a hair lighter: the cherries don’t overpower the taste. A nice Kriek.
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2002 Total Score: 3.9
A very unique style. Lambics are definitely an acquired taste. Very cherry, but not overpowering. Quite good.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
Ruby-red, cloudy bottle with a pink, medium-thick head. Smells deliciously of cherries, acid and sugars. Tasty, though watery compared to other examples I’ve had of this style. Of course cherries dominate the palate with a good bit of sweet/sour working the palate. Not bad, not great, really more of a macrobrewed dessert beer. Sampled on tap in Toronto, CA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2004
Love it. Cherries make this more sweeter than the framboise. If you wanna pick up a chick who doesn’t like beer, buy this for them, they’ll fall in love with you!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2004
This beer really looks the part, with a great red colour to let you know what is instore for the drinker. Really falls down after that with a too-sweet aroma of cherry, and a "flavouring" sort of taste. Give it a miss, and try to findsomething from another lambic brewer.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
One of my intro beers to the style. I enjoyed the fruity taste, but it did seem quite artificial and syrupy. Not really much beer character to it though. I could see how this style could be quite pleasant, and I look forward to trying more of the quality offerings available. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2004
Bottled. Ruby red colour, sour cherry aroma, sweet taste. Nothing to write home about but a pleasent drink on a warm day.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2008 Pleasant aroma of cherries. The cherry flavor goes from tart to sweet. A macrobrewery (InBev) version of the style, a bit bland and ordinary.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2005 (on bottle) These dry, fruit beers tend to be odd for the averege beer-lover; me. But having this, deep ruby brew with a short-lasting pink head, to a sweet(very sweet)desert, actually was a good experience. A bit artificial, metallic aftertaste, though. RERATED: More experienced now, but it´s still a very sweet beer, candy if you like.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - APR 27, 2004
Deep garnet in color. Not much head to it, and a few old yeast clumpies. Nose is oddly in balance for a lambic--must, yeast and tart cherry versus malt and hay. Body is oily and the taste is again oddly indifferent for what should be an aggressive style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (5676) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2004
Cloudy burgundy-brown coloured body with a thin pinkish head. Aroma of cherries, malt, tartness and some sweetness. Medium-bodied; Mild tart flavour with hardly any tartness and barely any malt quality. Aftertaste not too pleasing-actually mild compared to a normal lambic. Overall, I'd much rather have a liefman's or lindeman's, but this was available on tap...so I figured i'd try it. I had a pint of this on draught at a small pub in Toronto, Ontario on 09-April-2004.


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