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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: 1294   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…


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13258) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Ratings is a composite of four tastings:
(7:4:8:4: 14=3.7) 2012-09-28 - after pissy lagers, this crisp woody red plus sharp fruit is a winning combo
(7-4-8-4-13=3.6) 2008-10-18
(6-3-8-4-15=3.7)
rerate of (7-4-7-4-13=3.5)
375ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Hugely cherry aroma. Fairly lively palate, not harsh. Gloriously tasty - so easy to drink. Hugely cherry taste. Pure natural fruit - beautiful fruit beer. Crisp and cleansing on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dankman (255) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Poured from a 375 ml bottle from 2005. Mild vinegar nose. Pours a pleasing reddish brown with almost no head. Plenty of cherry flavor that is well balanced by a mild sourness. Finishes clean. Tasty flemish sour, I’ll drink it again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JChapmanMTL (15) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 375mL bottle. Pours a dark red/brown with a large rapidly dissipating head. Strong cherry aroma. Flavour is strong sweet cherry fading into a smooth sourness. Very tasty and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmmbeer (1382) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Poured dark amber/brown, dissolving head, carbonation died out quickly. Aroma thick with sour cherries, which was good. Hits the mouth with a medium body, sour cherry taste and finish. I surprised myself with this one- thought it was a lambic when I purchased it, but I liked it even though it wasn’t!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2007
Ruby pour with hissing pink suds. Nose dominated by full fruit juiciness, but with plenty of musty oak and authentic Flemish tartness to back it up. Tangy, fleshy and sweet-sour, finishing with a biscuity malt aftertaste. The tastiest and most balanced Kriek I’ve sampled to date. A beautifully refreshing beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaxiDriver (1694) - Stadland, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle. Very spicy and sweet, cherry, fresh. Dark red / brown body, small fizzy white head which is fully diminishing. Sweet start and bitter finish, average duration. Light to medium body, creamy texture and a lively carbonation. The finish is light astringent. Nice kriek...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Arrrrgh! Beautiful nose: Sour and sweet cherries. Pours an attractive pink/brown. On the palate there’s loads of beautiful sweet then tart cherries. An earthy tea-like dryness begins to assert itself as the beer warms. Medium bodied and it gets a tad watery towards the finish, but a beautiful beer nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2007
750 ml corked bottle. Pours a cloudy garnet with a thin off-white head that has a slightly pink tint that lasted through mid-glass. Lovely aroma of both sweet and sour cherries. The flavor is again both sweet and sour cherries with a bit of an earthy backbone to it, which is very nice. Not overly sour, which I also like very much. The light effervescence accentuates the cherry flavor on the palate without it being at all syrupy or cloying. Although I have had problems with other beers in this style, I thoroughly enjoyed this one very much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2007
2006 Bottle. Pours a nice, murky, dark cherry red color with a fairly small, off-white, pinkish-colored, fizzy head; a small bit remains with minimal lace. Nose is nice and fruity; sweet cherries and soured cherries, wet wood, and underlying sweet notes of almond extract and vanilla. Nice flavor and much like a sweet tart! Cherry syrup, tart cherries, almonds, and an earthy, wet wood note towards the finish. Palate is nice for the beer; lively, nearly medium, and silky. Finishes fairly long with just enough earthy bitterness from the wood notes and a slight dryness; lingering notes of cherry and almond. A nice combination of sweet, fruity flavors and tart flemish notes. Fairly simple but very drinkable and pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeg (114) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Ruby red color, cherry aroma, very nice balance of sweet and sour - strong cherry taste. Nicely dry finish.


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