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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
375ml bottle from the LCBO. Unmarked, but wrapped in nice decorative papaer and corked. Poured a murky purple colour, with a pink head that died pretty quickly. Aroma of cherries and wheat. The flavour reminded me of a cider, because the fruitiness of the sour cherries gave way to a nice dry finish. A nice beer, but not something I’d usually go for this time of year, and at $5 the price is a bit on the steep side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2007
375 mL unmarked (paper-wrapped) green bottle. Translucent purple-brown with a small but persistent pink head. (No lacing.) The aroma is sharp and filled with tart cherries. The taste is great - the cherries are real, not maraschino syrup. And quite tart, leaving a lovely, full, lingering aftertaste. Finally, a fruit beer I like!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 375ml bottle, no labels on it, wrapped in paper. The cork has "2007" written on it, which I guess means you can age this, but I’d rather just have it now. Pours a murky ruby colour into my snifter, with a medium sized pink head. Aroma: cherries, alcohol, wheaty malts, some yeast, and something sour. Taste: Wow, sweet and sour to the max, loads of cherries, wheat, a touch of alcohol. The sourness eventually fades and some sweet malts and fruitiness takes over in the aftertaste. It’s a neat little beer. The alcohol flavour seems to take away from the other more pleasant aspects, at least in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1691) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle: Murkey ruby-brown ale with a modest fluffy cap Aroma: wonderful blend of tart berry fragrances and musty blanket odours..excellent Favour follows aroma with other nuances essentially tartness from lacto tastes and berries fight candi sweetness to find balance and the tartness wins out marginally. I don’t like sweet krieks but as a commercial effort this is the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
Pours a deep dark burgundy red with a lightly pink head that slowly dissolves into nothing. The aroma is mainly dominated by cherries and sweet perfume. The flavour is sweet, and sour, with a good bold cherry flavour, much like a sour cherry sucker. All and all, the best sour ale, and the best fruit beer i’ve had so far. A tasty beverage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
A fine beer. Again, foreign, but full of flavour. A’ve ’ad i’ on dwaft an’ i’ was even betta! Twemendous beer, What! Smoov, cweamy, fwuity; a fwisky little dwink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boobunny (8) - Getzville, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2007 does not count
I had this on draft a few times this month. It has an excellent cherry taste with a champagne-like character. Extremely elegant, and one of my favorite choices. Not too sweet, not too sour: a perfect holiday blend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Funknmilla (737) - 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

   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!

   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.

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