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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1277   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…


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1261) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours dark red with small thick pink head. Aroma: sourish, berries, cherry, hints chocolate, yeasty. Taste: medium sour, berries, cherry,. Medium body. Dry. Sour-spicy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafaelagp (27) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours a thin, beige head of short duration and a dark red body, light and medium carbonation. Aroma of cherries and cherry syrup with a hint of vinegar and sourness. Taste is sweet & sour following the aroma with a light tartness. Too sweet for my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (9388) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle @ Home, 2015 vintage courtesy of Christer, thanks!. Pours very dark reddish brown with a small creamy light pink head, lacings. Aroma of malt, light sourness, sweet cherries, wood, cherry stones, little almond, marcipan. Flavor is rather sweet, sweet cherry, almond, sugary, marcipan, wood, little sourness, wood, little spice, light cinnamon. Medium body, soft carboation, sweet finish. 020116

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (681) - Nyborg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
Overraskende god smag. Meget speciel. Jeg troede denne øl var meget sød - men nej, tværtimod sur.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDesmadre (2929) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Lots of raspberries obviously, but enhanced with notes of redcurrant, balsamic vinegar and wood. Initially sweet but after a few sips the tartness starts firmly occupying the throat, providing the necessary balance. My bottle was cellared for a couple of years, resulting in a flawless flavour integrity. Excellent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (517) - 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 (1664) - 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 (5663) - 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 (5327) - 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 (1031) - 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.


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