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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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…


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (405) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2015
Sample from a 33cl bottle (26 IX 2015), shared with De Meetjeslandse Bierproevers. This sour ale has a mixed orange red brown colour with a floffy white foam on top. Slick looking, and with a nice aroma too. The hop flavours make me think of raisins. There is some chewing gum in there too. This already hints at the medium sweet taste. The bitterness is subtle, and the sourness is light too - which is rather surprising. The texture however stays sticky, with soft carbonation and a short finish. Making the brew a bit disappointing. A good start, a somewhat weak ending.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1612) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle it is a red raspberry color with a pinkish head. The aroma is sour raspberries. The taste is on the sweet side of raspberries that resonates on the palate

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5283) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle shared on Christmas. Pours a clear reddish mahogany. Light cherry aroma. Flavors of tart cherry and sweet fruit cake. Sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5088) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Tasty. Not as red as a lot of cherry beers. The flavor isn’t real heavy on the cherry but also not overly funky. Combined it makes for a tasty beverage.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (913) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 04/2025 Pours cloudy red to brown liquid, medium frothy tan to pink head, Aroma: beautiful cherry and griotte, sour-wild notes, hopy herbal, Taste: light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter, medium to heavy sour, fruity, cherry, sour notes, wooden, spicy, light hopy, Palate: light to medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long sour cherry aftertaste, Overall: very nice kriek, very drinkable, fruity and wild, perhaps bit watery body, but still very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (448) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (331) - - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (620) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (920) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (565) - 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.


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