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

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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…


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2137) - 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...

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredfa (184) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (1603) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (1047) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (4669) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierridder_S (485) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
06/08/2015 @home – 37,5cl bottle from a gift. Nice red pour with light pink head. Aroma full of cherries, taste sour cherries, sweetness but not sticky, very enjoyable, however sweeter than expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ST247 (487) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
On tap. Pours red with light red adhesive head. Aroma bit sour, cherries. Taste also cherries, little bit sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle at café rose red. Pours deep red, nose is cherry, funky, wood, taste is tart and fruity, dry, light sourness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (632) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Really starting to like the sour cherry beers. This one did not dissapoint. Lots and lots of cherry flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6341) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Draft at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. Poured a vibrant red color with a small pink, foamy head. Aroma was a blast of cherries, some tartness. Cherry skins, light tart, but not really sour character comes through. Lots of sweetness in this one.


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