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

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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also known as La Becasse Kriek or Kriekenlambiek Classique.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
molsonracing86 (13) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Great beer. Most interesting fruity beverage that actually maintains its beer characterisitcs, and is not just an alco-malt. Had it in france under the La Bécasse alias.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2003 A great and classic lambic ale. This is really a Cherry, Barley champagne. But delicious, sweet and unusual. Fantastic with dark chocolate and belgian waffles. Not an everyday quaffer but amazing and unique.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mike8499 (22) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2002
My first fruit beer and wow. It is almost like the red wine of the beer world... dont drink too much though

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2003
1/24/03: bottle. nice full rocky head, which is a white- pink blush color. head diminishes to a strong medium size with lots of healthy lacing. heavenly aroma with whiffs of fermented cherries. sensational deep rosè color. a tiny bit of sweet which immediately turns into a tart and sour cherry flavor. more of a mature taste than Lindemans and in my opinion a better quality lambic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DUBWICHT (7) - CANADA - FEB 25, 2005 does not count
Very nice cheery lambic ale. Slight hint of horsey flavor like true lambic with strong cherry aroma.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2005
as a fruit beer this is the gold standard. cherry stands out but does not shout. Have only ever had it in Belgium, on tap and have not located a single distributor in the states. It is an almost perfect after dinner beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mindtheft (28) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2003
A very good beer. If you like sweet cherries with a hint of sour than this beer is for you. A blood red colour with an incredible head that lasts long. Served in a 9oz glass similar to a scotch sifter.

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!)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2005
This beer comes courtesy of beerguy101 and once again a big thank you!! This kreik pours a deep glowing red color with a super thin white soapy head and little lacing. The aroma is ALL cherries with a hint of cherries, topped off with cherries and alluding to some sour cherries. Flavor-wise we’re talking very full bodied, unbelievably smooth and toned down with a silky cherry mouthfeel. What I found incredibly interesting was how the heavily carbonated crisp front of cherries mellowed into a pepperminty spicy finish which bit the palate slightly but not enough to dry the beer out and make it undrinkable. Something of a candy sugar sweet finish. Both tart and sour, yet sweet and smooth. Superb balance and precise funkdification! The balance Belle-Vue acheives is damn good....the ratings here surprise me...you must try a fresh bottle. Fantastic!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BelgianBeer1970 (12) - APO, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Very flavorful for a fruit beer. It has a nice cherry flavor but you can still tell it is a beer. It has a medium red color. Just cant drink too many at one time.


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