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Liefmans Kriek Brut

Brewed by Liefmans (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oudenaarde, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 1224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This classy beer represents the perfect marriage between the fresh accents and slightly acidic flavour of the black cherries. Liefmans Kriek-Brut is a mixed fermentation beer, with every hectolitre containing up to 13 kilos of fruit! Liefmans Kriek-Brut is a perfect blend of Oud Bruin and Goudenband from different vintages, and can consist of between 15 and 20 different batches of beers. The beer is matured for 18 months, bringing out the very best of its intense flavour. Liefmans Kriek-Brut is a deep reddish-brown colour, with a pale head and wood and almond notes. On the palette, you can clearly taste the slightly sweet, yet at the same time gently bitter fruit flavours. This is a beer that just oozes class…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (363) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 24, 2015
Deep ruby body, small pinkish foam. Aroma of cherry, oak, light yeasty notes. Flavours of sourish cherry, sweet, oak, vinous, a bit yeasty. Medium sourish cherry finish. Medium body and medium-high carbo. Very nice fruit beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (296) - - NOV 15, 2015
375ml wrapped bottle, 6° North, Aberdeen. Pours dark dark red with a thin tan head subsiding average. Scent is slightly sour with a body of faint cherries. Taste is sparkly and very cherry bodied, with a slight smoky feeling. Finish is nice and bubbly with a dry aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (523) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2015
L: -pours a slightly hazy ruby-red with a small,creamy rose’ head -low carbonation visible S: -cherries,raspberries,oak tanin,black currants,slight chocolate,faint tartness T: -cherries,raspberries,black currants,sugar -low sourness -finishes dry F: -low to medium carbonation -light to medium body O: Doesnt taste as artificial as other fruit sours. Good Beer for sour novices

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (792) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Red color with foam layer. Nice cherry smell. The smell is light sour and has a solid cherry note. This beer is just delightful. Dry fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (483) - POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Piana jasno różowa, drobna i sycząca, błyskawicznie opada do firanki. Barwa ciemno czerwona, raczej klarowna. Aromat kwaśny, wyraźnie wiśniowy z nutą dębowej beczki. W smaku pół kwaśne, pół słodkie, znów wiśnie na pierwszym planie, choć przypomina to blend kompotu wiśniowego z domowym winem z wiśni. Goryczka niska, pestkowa. Nagazowanie średnie do wysokiego, drobne, musujące na języku. Smaczny, owocowy trunek, choć wielka szkoda, że dosładzany.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle, as Kriek Brut 2015 blend. Pours dark red, with a creamy pink head. Aroma is cherries and sweet fruity notes, with sugar, bourbon vanilla and wood. Full body, with fizzy carbonation. Flavour is light tart with balsamic vinegar, cherries, red berries, tannins, leather and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lele (279) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 25, 2015
Deliziosissima birra, dall’aroma e soprattutto dal sapore intensi. Il colore è rosso quasi rubino, con schiuma rosata, fine e abbastanza persistente.L’aroma è decisamente invitante. Si avverte chiaramente il fruttato delle ciliegie e anche note legnose, acide e un po’ "puzzolente" da lambic. In bocca è un capolavoro. Intensa, fresca e calda al contempo. Le ciliegie si sentono tutte, ma anche un’acidità assolutamente gradevole e la voglia di riberla ancora. Assolutamente ben fatta!
Earlier Rating: 9/2/2015 Total Score: 4
ASPETTO: pelo di volpe tendente al rosso, limpido, molto bello. Schiuma leggermente rosata, fine, non molto abbondante e non molto persistente. AROMA: ciliegia, molto gradevole. Anche un pizzico li legnoso e un acidulo con una leggerissima puzza. Il tutto molto invitante. GUSTO: Ciliegia è dominante. Leggero legnoso e acidulo. Il tutto è veramente molto gradevole, equilibrato e rinfrescante. Corpo leggero, carbonizzazione alta. CONCLUSIONE: una birra veramente delicata e saporita allo stesso tempo. L’ideale come aperitivo prima del pasto. Molto consigliata.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4148) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
75 cl. Robe rouge foncée et mousse qui fait son possible. Au nez, cerises au naturel, touche de sucre et effet acidulé. Échos d’un vieillissement en fût, balbutiements de cuir et de levure terreuse. En bouche, le mot d’ordre est équilibre. Bonnes saveurs déconstruites de fruits rouges légèrement aigres et légèrement doux. Au palais, bon corps huileux et bulles modérées à faibles. En finale, le juste milieu fruité. Facile à boire. Une bien bonne bière aux cerises.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1499) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle at home. As Kriek Brut. Has a clear deep red color with a big light pink head. Sweet aroma of sweet cherries, candy, raspberries and some earth. Very berry. The flavor is even more sweet with lots of cherry candy and raspberries and some dried hay. Has a sticky and soft mouth feel, medium body, and a light berry bitterness. A quite sweet and one-dimensional ale. Is anyway a tasteful beer and it’s all about the cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2015
750ml->tulip. Deep red with moderate grey head. A: funky cherry, yeast, wood. T: very tart cherries over some sweetness and oak. Good.

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