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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…


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle, 6%. Sweet, pruney aroma, a little acidic. Hazy dark red, pruney colour. Very small head. The flavour is quite sweet, some fat cherry. Also quite acidic, but not really enough to balance the berries. Rather pleasant, but has some tendency towards soft drink flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (14555) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
A: The pour is a cloudy dark ruby color with a slight cloud and a very mild off-white foam. S: A definite aroma of cherries, primarily sweet fruit flesh. I might pick up just a touch of vinegar in there. T: This one has quite a nice balance of sweet and sourness. The cherry flavor is fairly sweet, but a nice acetic tinge of sourness and perhaps even a bit of tannic feel on the finish. M: The body is medium with a low, smooth carbonation that actually tingles the tongue a bit. D: A really easy drinking kriek. Not overly tart, but still a nice balance and not medicinal or overwhelming sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2000
Nutty, earthy, and barnyardy, with a late-bursting fruitiness. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (13818) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Brown/red with small off-white head. Flavour is cherries, little sour, tart, sweet and fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13591) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Orange / brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sour, cherries, sweet. Flavour is sour, cherry, sugar. OK beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle, c&c, from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. Reddish/garnet color with a slight, lightly pinkish head. Aroma of tart cherry. Medium body with sharp carbonation. Flavor is very tart cherry. Not exactly sour, but certainly tending that way. Makes me wish I were in Belgium.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (13048) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötliches Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr fruchtig, leicht säuerlich. Geschmack leicht säuerlich fruchtig, saure Kirschen.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12738) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an Minimal frothy off-white head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Moderate cherry citrus aroma. Medium body. Medium tart cherry flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Refreshing brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2006
(375ml bottle, vintage 2004, best by 9/14, 5% ABV) Large beige head with pink notes, atop a clear red body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour cherry, light barnyard, oak. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, light tartness/sourness, faint oak. Low carbonation, slightly sticky light-medium body, quite drinkable. Needs a bit more tartness and carbonation, but it does pretty well despite these quibbles.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2008 (Bottle) Pours a reddish brown body with a small pinkish off-white head. Aroma and flavor of cherries. Truly a wonderful Kriek, indeed. My mouth is watering right now for another....


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