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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: 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…


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiedrzensky (561) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2015
Shared bottle. Dark, deep, ruby red, almost brown with small head. Aroma of sweet cherries, raspberries, earthy, wet leaves, tart. Taste is sour, cherries, very vinous. Dry, medium body, sparkling carbonation. This is a heavy, great one, delicious, dessert beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2008
On tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul. Murky reddish brown. Aroma - Sweet and Malty. Sour cherry taste, but not overly tart. Very nice blend of sweet and sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours a murky brownish red with no head. Sweet-tart aroma of cherries and wood and just a bit of funk. Flavor bursts with cherries, mildly tart and acidic but tends towards the sweet side, especially in the finish. A musty oakiness accompanies the powerful fruitiness. Pretty substantial body. (375 ml bottle, labeled Liefman’s Kriek)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sawbuck (550) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Nice cherry sweet aroma. Deep orange red color. Fresh sweet fruit up front. Cicely balanced with dry sourness that is very palatable. Dry tart finish that is refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Aroma: Heavy tart cherry aroma, with undertones of malt, like a fresh bread or dough smell. Appearance: Clear reddish brown with a thick head that was almost pink. Taste: Extremely well balanced--heavy sweetness with touches of bitterness and sourness from the fruit to balance it out. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation, tart finish. Overall: I certainly enjoyed the beer, and appreciated it for what it was, but it’s not something I’d hunt down and stock my fridge with. It was a very solid beer, but just too sweet and fruity for me. Obviously, that’s the style, so condemning it for such would be a fallacy, but it wasn’t a standout beer that transcended the style, either.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2008
pours a dark cloudy copper red with a one finger fluffy light tan red head. aroma is dark sweet and tart cherries with skins and a little oak, yeast, and vanilla. has a medium body with good lacing and carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma but stronger. also has a little dry aftertaste. really nice! the cherries also sit on the tongue for a bit and the flavor is not lost at any point.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2004
Reddish-brown beer with foamy tan head. Sour cherries and vinegar - but not medicinal. Slight edge to the cherry flavour but not much....could be a little more sour. Pleasant but as a sour ale goes I'd like it more complex and...well...sour.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 8, 2001
The cherry flavor is there, but this ain’t no Lindeman’s Kriek, baby. Much more sour and tangy. Very satisfying.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (534) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 27, 2013
Sweet and tart alchol, heavy on the cherries. Poured darker than I had expected. Heavier on the booze than Lindemans lambics and not very carbonated. I really enjoyed it. A quality lambic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2004
Rocky pink lasting head, c2cm, body lightly cloudy maroon colour. Aroma biscuit/mild yeast/smoky cherry vanilla, hint of port. Pleasant medium mouthfeel, little bit sweeter than I remember but the smoky cherry flavour is good. 37.5cm wrapped bottle, room temp from Liefman’s tulip.


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