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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1080   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with cherries with natural flavor added. Contains barley malt.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (9948) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (9856) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
Clear dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet, light sour and cherries. Flavor is quite sweet and light sour. Dry and light acidic finish. Too sweet. 250511

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (9845) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Brown/red with small off-white head. Flavour is cherries, little sour, tart, sweet and fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9835) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 From tap. Sweet aroma with lots of cherry juice. The taste is a fine mix of sweet and sour. It seems a bit articifial, because cherry juice is used, and not whole cherries. A pleasant beer, but certainly not a classic, as it was in the 70's and 80's. In the mid 80's a pub in Breda one week per year served Liefmans kriek straight from the wooden cask. Re-rate: bottle. No head. Strong cherry aroma with some oak. Sweet and sour flavor with cherry juice and a bit of an alcohol burn. Full bodied and syrupy. Lovely beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (9654) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2003
Bottled 1997 vintage: Cloudy dark red coloured. Nice reddish head, that dies quickly. Wellbalanced fruitsweetness med a faint touch of sourness in the nose. Reminds me a bit of marzipan. The flavour is a nice cocktail of sour and sweet. The cherry flavours are obvious but the sweetness is beautifully balanced by the sourness. Has a somewhat watery aftertaste, but still a delicious sourness is present. This is a very nice beer, that I hopefully will sample with pleasure in a somewhat fresher edition.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
Draught at Tre Små Rum, Göteborg. Deep amber, small head. Sweet raspberry and cherry aroma, rubber notes. Sweet cherry flavor. Too sweet and simple to attract me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
Clear cherry red with rosée head. Cherry pulp aroma with sour notes. Rich in sugar sweetness with light cherry, and ginger and vanilla notes, good bodied. The best of the 3.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2009 1. On Tap at the Crescent, Salford 06/07/2001 Black and strong in alcohol. Cherry aroma and flavour. Slightly pale sour finish. 2. From the Bottle at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 26/09/2009 Big fruit aroma. Amber golden coloured sour and smooth on the palate with a cherry fruit flavour. A little dryness in a crisp and creamy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 Amber to ruby red in color with a small pinkish white head. Tart cherry sour malt aromas with a vinegar tartness around the nose. Sour raspberry malt flavor with oak and citrus tones. Medium- bodied and fizzy palate.


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