Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Fruit Beer
Ertvelde, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The Bios Kriek Lambic is sold under the CHERISH label in the USA and outside Europe. Everybody likes the right balance between the sourness of the Lambic and the sweetness of the fruit, in this case cherries. The aroma of the cherries is not too dominant, as it should be. The beer gives a very pleasant and refreshing feeling in the mouth, with a smooth cherry aftertaste. The Bios Kriek Lambic is an excellent thirst quencher, low in alcohol (5 % by volume) and great to drink at parties. True Lambic lovers prefer the Bios Kriek Lambic so much because you taste slightly more of the Lambic sourness, than in some more commercial Belgian Lambics, wherein the artificial sweetness is too strong.

Naka's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Sour cherry, medicinal. Not at all funky really, and very syrupy. Dark red with pink head. Ok, but I’ve had much better krieks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
’Versnijbier’ (blended beer) sold as Cherish Kriek outside of Europe; does show a certain lambic tartness and woodiness, but for the most part it is just as sweet and syrupy, even artificial, as the ’industrial’, sweetened fruit lambics we all know. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8196) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2014
8.4 oz bottle to snifter. This bottle is labeled Cherish, and has been merged with this name. Looks decent; undercarbonated though. A semi-transparent ruby with virtually no lacing. Smells like cherry cough syrup. Tastes like it smells with a bit of tartness. Medium-bodied and a little sticky. Not bad, but medicinal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"looks similar to belgian red or lindemans kriek. smell is quite nice. fresh cherries, non-medicinal. still tastes like a beer-not oversweet, but assertive. i’ll buy again. don’t know about the 8.4 oz. bottle though."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (1068) - Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Red cherry color with a moderate head and good lacing. Aroma of sweet cherry skin and somewhat like a cherry soda. Taste is sweet cherry skin with a bit of tartness. Soft mouthfeel and light bodied with high carbonation. Flavor is not very complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (958) - - JUN 21, 2013
2013 to a snifter. Pours a clear cherry red with a small white head. Aroma is sweet cherry. Taste is a slightly sour and tart cherry 7 up. Slightly dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jahshuwuh (565) - USA - JUN 21, 2013
A red wine color. Smells of cherry cough syrup and not much else. A nice sweet cherry taste with a just a hint of sour, dry, kind of like a cherry soda taste. Not bad but sweetness overpowers another flavors that may be there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Reddish pink with a pink head. A little milder than most lambics. Not very tart or full bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle. Poured a ruby red color with a smaller white head. Aroma was dominated by cherries and what smelled like cherry cough syrup. Flavor was very sweet and had lots of cherry flavor. Malts and syrup in there. Kind of a tart acidic aftertaste. Average beer at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
Old 330 ml bottle a purple colored beer with a tiny white head aroma cherries candy some sourness and sugar flavor cherries candy sugar and some spicy and sourness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2012
A red beer with a barely there pink head. The aroma is dominated by cherry, of course, as is the flavor. I don’t have much experience with many lambic beers, but the flavor and aroma are pleasant, though a bit too sweet to drink a lot of.

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