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


on tap

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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (1000) - Berchem, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2015
Nice sour kriek aroma. Not too sweet a flavour, not too sour either. Nice and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (707) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
Merci à Yan pour le partage de cette bouteille. De la bouteille coule un liquide trouble, mi rouge, mi brun aux reflets orange brique. Sous la lourde mousse, le liquide me paraît très dense et plutôt lourd. Note à moi-même: Mademoiselle Irina a profondément aimé - il faudra penser en commander. Ma première réaction lorsque j’approchai le verre de mon nez fut fut un grand soulagement de ne pas y retrouver une forte odeur de bonbons comme j’en retrouve malheureusement trop souvent chez plusieurs Kriek décevantes. Non ici le fruit me paraît véritable au nez. La cerise ne me rappelle l’habituelle griotte, mais plutôt la cerise noire bien mûre et gorgée de sucre par une chaude canicule d’été. Un léger parfum de médicament en toute fin, mais rien de réellement dérangeant. Cette même cerise noire me revient en bouche avec autant de vigueur avec une quantité de sucre qui me déplaît. J’ai l’impression de boire une «Faro Kriek», si une telle bière existait. L’acidité étant complètement coupée par le sucre, je peine à accepter qu’il s’agit d’une sour red/brown. Effervescence marquée jusque dans l’estomac. Cette bière me rappelle mon voyage de cueillette de cerises que nous avons fait Marie-Eve et moi en Colombie Britannique lorsque nous avions 20 ans...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salmaneser (85) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2015
Sample @ Hamirubi’s place. Hazy red beer, white head. Mild cherry aroma, some grassy hints. Taste is not overly sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omega (848) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2015
One of the more richer krieks I have had with good mouth weight and feel. Not overly sweet (for a kriek)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3889) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
75cl bottle from Brüssel Airport. Pours clear deep red with a pink head. Fruity aroma with lots of cherry, hints of almond and malt and some wooden notes. Sweet and fruity with strong cherry flavour and a moderate acidity. Tasty and refreshing kriek. Quite balanced, but a bit on the sweet side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Brought this 750 ml bottle to our monthly bottle share. Sweet cherry notes on the aroma. Hints of tartness that barely made it into the flavor. The red pour was rather nice. Flavor was more sweet than sour. Kinda along the lines of Duchess...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredfa (148) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - SEP 6, 2015
Primeira cerveja champanhada que provo. É muito diferente do padrão. Tem azedo ao final do gole. Não que seja ruim, mas é difícil de descrever. Provarei futuramente outras do estilo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (1304) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. 2015 bottle in a flashy new updated design without the paper. Pours a deep crimson with a nice pink head that lasts throughout. Aromas of cherry, cranberry, almond with some woody and grassy notes as well. Very nice active carbonation. Taste is more of the same with some light tartness. A Belgian classic who’s tartness isn’t in your face and is balanced with a fair amount of sweetness. A good introduction to Belgian sours, although not really sour to be honest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (994) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Cherry oaky woody dark fruit aroma. Taste is the same. Has some lactic sour but it is mild. Maybe 2 of 10 sour. Has a dark fruit woodyness that is slightly sweet that dominates the sour. Could use more sweet sour balance a bit too much in the sweet side. But it is a nice complex flavorful Belgian sour.  Like a goudenband base with cherry.  ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 28, 2015
Pour from 75cl bottle @ #EBBC15 in Brussels
had this before but not yet rated.
rich cheeries and almond on nose, full bodied, fruity but not sweet, refreshing tartness. moderate carbonation. pairs excellently with both blue cheese and dark choc. Long dry finish

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