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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1304   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 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 17, 2006
This tart, fruity beverage transports you back to a barnyard in medival europe, sipping it as you sit on a fence, wrapped in a horse blanket, overlooking a cherry orchard. Very interesting brew that rings up your DNA and asks do you remember me?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7172) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of myself. Pours a hazy dark pinkish red with a large diminishing pink fizzy head. Quite bubbly. Nice, sweet and slightly sour cherry aroma. As nice as the aroma is the flavour is even better, a very smooth and delicious cherry pie taste. Not too sweet either, it’s just right. What a pleasant surprise this beer is, it just may be the best fruit beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Dull ruby body with a foamy, pinkish white head. Aroma and flavor of cherry syrup and sweet tarts. Some pleasing acidity but not much wildness or depth. A simple, tasty, easy-drinking and enjoyable soda pop beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2006
Dark reddish colour, small beige head. Aroma of cherry, sugar, wood. Sour flavor, only light sweetness. Sour warming finish. Quite unidimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle (375ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, courtesy of blankboy. Poured deep murky ruby with a large foamy pink head. Aroma of sweet cherry pie and tart cider - nice and funky, promises to be quite sour. Taste ... yes, it’s nice, but I was disappointed it didn’t have more funkiness to it - tasted just like a fresh cherry pie made with sweet and sour cherries. Mouthfeel was syrupy, fizzy and acidic. This was actually sweeter than I’d prefer, but still really tasty, fresh real cherry flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
I think this is the one, I simply wrote down "Liefmans Cherry Beer" from the bottle I shared with blankboy and hogtown harry last night (it came with a paper wrapping as well). Dark red, small red/white head. Funky fruity aroma. Wonderful cherry taste - exactly like a baked cherry pie (you could actually taste the pie shell). Well balanced, never cloying, dry pie-like finish. Very easy to drink. What a surprise, one of the best fruit beers I have ever had. Thanks blankboy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2006
Brought home from Quebec. A hazy apricot red colour with a nice foamy head. Not nearly as sour or tart or cherry as one might expect from Liefmans. As a matter of fact, it’s somewhat unbeer like as well. Very smooth and utterly delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2005
Draught.- Dark red, brownish colour. Very aromatic cherry nose. The taste is a explosion of aromatic, sour cherry notes. Very interesting...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
Bue légèrement froide. Robe rose foncée et légèrement trouble surmontée d’une fine mousse blanche rosacée. Arômes de cerises, de chêne et de liège. Saveurs de cerises, de liège, d’épices et de levure. Bon corps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2005
A dark red to the brown body. THe head is slightly pink, foamy and quick to dissappear. A slight cherry sent to beer. The taste is not sweet. The cheery flavor is very present but it is sour. I was expecting a cough syrup taste...Not at all. The nose is thin, with the burst of cherry flabor, the finish is not quick but there are several other fruit flavors present, maybe raspberries. Very good.

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