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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…


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2007
12.7 oz bottle - I guess I need to find a good explanation of the difference between a fruit lambic and a Flemish sour ale as I thought this one was the former. Anyway, it pours a beautiful deep ruby color with a thin, fizzy head. The aroma is sour cherries with a hint of funk. The sweet cherry flavor has mild tartness and very little funk with the tartness getting more noticeable in the finish. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Pours dark garnet with a reddish tan head. The aroma has musty tart cherries - lush and rich with light earth and oak smoothing things out. Medium body with plentiful soft carbonation. The flavor has much of what is on the aroma with lots of lushness at first and then it gets sharper. The finish is tart, sour and funky with a tannin-like presence and hints of medicinal traits. A decent beer, but there are better fruit beers and flemish sours.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2007
750mL bottle. Dark purple colored body, slightly murky. Nose of light creamed cherries and red grapes, lightly lactic, light pungency in the nose, nothing too intense but also not sugary sweet. Flavor is similar, light creamy black cherries, mild sourness, more from the yeast than the actual fruit. Both the lambic qualities and the cherry qualities are pretty subdued, but overall it’s refreshing, lightly sour and enjoyable. Not top-tier lambic, though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a deep ruby color with almost no head. Slight cherry aroma. Sour cherry and a little bit of vanilla in the taste. Nice dry finish. Moderate carbonation. A good brew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8856) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2007
Picked up at Morrisons Banbury 20-04-07. Poured a deep pinky red colour with a large, fast disappearing pink head. Aroma was of sour cherries. taste was refreshing sour cherry but not as sour as anticipated nice crisp tang to it and very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2007
Thanks to KAggie 97 for sharing this. Deep reddish brown pour with strong raspberry notes. Very carbonated raspberry and bing cherry flavors. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2007
Slightly hazy brick red color with a thin pink head. Slight funk sits atop a cherry aroma. Moderate sourness completes a cherry and blackberry cobbler taste. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep red with a nose of cranberry and black cherry. Average sour cherry and cranberry flavors that sit atop a spikey and tingly liquid. Refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
Bouteille 2006 (09/2016). Couleur rouge-rosée avec une mince mousse qui persiste et trace le verre. Arome de cerises, de vinaigre de vin et d’acidité. Gout sûr et sucré, vinaigre et cerise. Très particulier. Effervescence et corps moyen à faible. Serai curieux d’y goûter plus agée.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2007
A great Flemish style ale. Poured a murky purple-red. Smelled of sour cherries. This my favorite style of beer and this one is in my top 3. Delicious!


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