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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1304   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…


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Funknmilla (734) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Reddish brown with a dirty pink head, cider appearance, smells like a Flemish more than cherries, but cherries are there, a pleasant medley...yummy, a nice flavored Flemish...good effervescence, small bubbles...tasty finish refreshing yet malty, a creamy light paste left in the mouth...slightly one dimensional, yet balanced, its good I like it... thanx Wayne

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Excellent fruited lambic. Much preferred to Boon Oude Kriek that seems to receive higher marks. Overall, the best fruited lambic I’ve had. Highly recommended!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2007
2005 Classic city brew fest. Can’t read my notes other than cher.. and sour. Must have been pretty tasty - I gave it fairly good #s.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Boldly aromatic. Like drinking a bowlful of cherries. Very nice on tap, and can hit the spot if you are in the mood for a kriek.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2727) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle. Pour is a deep red color with a fizzy, pink head that dies down in short order. Aromas are tart, of cherries and damp wood. Flavor is very heavy on the cherries, much sweeter than I expected. It almost comes off as artificial, but then the sour picks up a little and things return to an acceptable level. Still, I was execting a much more sour flavor. Comes off as light and almost soda-like. Refreshing, but not what I was hoping.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle 2005: Ruby pour with an initially large, bubbly light tan/pinkish head that becomes a thin ring. Rich fruity aroma of cherry skins, light lactic notes and subtle wood suggestions. The flavor has a nice refreshing tartness overall, with a cleansing character to it. Fresh cherries are evident (obviously), with a very subtle almond-y sweetness (which I pick up on in many quality cherry ales). There’s also a cinnamon spice hint in the background followed by a crisp, tart fruity finish. Complex and crisp, dangerously drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Snoro (303) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
Tres tres tres cerise. Ne chercher pas le oublon la dedans vous trouverrais un cooler au cerise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12140) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
bottle-pours a diminishing thin light than head and reddish brown color. Aroma is sour fruit-cherry, yeast, secondary medium malt-bready. Taste is tart/sour fruit-cherry, yeast, secondary medium malt-bready/caramel, sweet. OK effervescence. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2007
poured into a tulip. pours a cloudy dark pink with full fizzy light pink head. sweet and sout aroma of cherries. fizzy tingly front to sour tart finish, mild sweet cherry in middle, to mellow aftertaste. mostly on the front with this beer, good, light bodied and fully carbonated, good alone or with a dessert. leaves a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep red, head disappears quickly. Aroma is cherry / vinegary. The taste is a nice cherry both sweet and tangy. Thought this wouldn’t be very nice, but was very wrong.


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