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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: 1276   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…


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2007
25 oz bottle, Well’s Discount liquors. Pours a clear bright ruby red body under a fizzy tight bubbled off-white head with a slight pinkish tinge. Moderate visible carbonation. The aroma is full of sour, slightly tart cherry with a slight hint of vinegar. A little chocolate accent. The flavor is tart and sweet with a nice sour cherry fore. Finishes with a slight vinegar and sugary sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slight sweet cloying stickiness on the finish. Nice pleasant soft carbonation. This was really enjoyable for about the first two-thirds of the bottle, but it did get a bit overly sweet and cloying by the end. A really good beer that I’ll buy in the 375ml size from now on.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3958) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2007
dark ruby color, big white head. aroma of sour cherries. flavour is quite tart and sour, and a very wonderful cherry flavour. Very very nice flemish sour!!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2007
Sampled on Flashy’s tour of Brugge in June 2007 - I don’t really like krieks as a bit gay really. However, this is as good as they come, so have rated higher than I would usually.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rogermoore (34) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2007
My favorite beer. Its like cherryade for adults. Never tried anything like it. I would never have thought of trying this. I am so glad someone bought it to me for my birthday. Top top Top.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4199) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2007
Average light reddish fizzy head that mostly lasted. Reddish-brown colour. Good lacing. Aroma of berry, cherry, brown sugar, melon and apricot. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sweet flavour with light acidic. The fruit was excellent and it finishes with a fruit bowl of lingering unripe fruit. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8552) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle. Midium high but quickly disappearing fluffy pink head. Hazy dark red body. Distinct cherries flavor with acidic notes of vinegar. Slightly bitter cherries aroma. Nice and fresh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Ruby brown/reddish color with an off-whiite /pinkish head. Aroma is slightly sour/tart iwth notes of cherries and wood.Flavor is sweet and tart,slightly sour with a touch of acidity and a sustained cherry note. Medium-light body and overall a decent balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3918) - 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 (5368) - 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 (8982) - 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.


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