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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1249   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…

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgbeerfact (10) - Meer, - OCT 28, 2013
The flavour of this gorgeous beer can be described as sweet and fruity, with a certain sour touch. The aftertaste is rather complex and rich. First this Cuvee Brut beer matures for about 1 year. Then Old Brown beer and Goudenband beer is added to create this lovely brew. This Liefmans Cuvee Brut is brewed once a year. In July Liefmans ads fresh cherries to this wonderful brew. Then the beer starts maturing again. This time for about 18 months up to 3 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrracuda (37) - AUSTRIA - FEB 8, 2016
New 0.33l bottle: Fruity cherry aroma, tart acidic, sweet. Intense complex fruit malt aromatic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (606) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 6, 2016
Deep red with moderate grey head. A: funky cherry, yeast, wood. T: very tart cherries over some sweetness and oak. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaelic (100) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
Red brown cherry coloured beer. Percect balance between sourness and sweetness. Nice smell of cherry’s. Kriek is not my favourite kind of style, but this is different because of lack of extreme sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
31st January 2016
Almost clear dark cherry red beer. Decent and vibrantly pink head. Palate is light, mildly dry and has good fine carbonation. Rich sweet and sour cherry. Maraschino cherry - zippy. Seltzer. Light finish. Cherry zip lingers on. A little one note but that note is a great one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
psilosophy (614) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - JAN 28, 2016
Bouteille de 33cl. Mousse moyenne de tenue moyenne. Je m’ attendais à quelque chose de plus aîgre mais non, c ’est une bière assez douce mais qui conserve une part d’ acidité, c’ est un bel équilibre en fait. Le fruit est bien présent et s’ éteint sur une note boisée. Trouvée à la Brasserie Delneste - Froidmont.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
cesnicek (3) - - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
On bottle.Sour cherry beer with intense dark red colour. Taste is fresh and light with good balance between sour and sweet. One of the best krieks I tasted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hamilton_w (78) - - JAN 25, 2016
Cherry aroma. Clear dark ruby color. Sour and sweet. Tastes like apple venigar. Alcohol is well hidden. Generally I am not good at enjoying sour beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wishkeeper (1) - - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
Fin øl. Balancere meget på den sure øl og frugt delen...meget pigevenlig, mousserende og frisk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3801) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 19, 2016
Liefmans Brut Kriek 6% Rather than the bright red I was expecting this poured an opaque brown with red/pink overtones and a pinkish head of foam that dissipated leaving behind a pink film. The aroma is great acetic tart cherries and a vague sort of candy cinnamon character. Surprisingly effervescent with a sharp small carbonic bit on a fairly light body and endowed with a very dry finish. This keeps the flavors sharp and vibrant: tart acidic cherries, oak, sweet grenadine then a lingering tart/sweet cherry taste that keeps flipping between the two. Not the most complex kriek but a fun one, it could benefit from slightly less carbonation as it is a bit gassy. Alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1271) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
Bouteille 375ml. Couleur rubis foncé, mousse rosée laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de cerise bien mûre, touche de levures sauvages, bonbon aux cerises. Goût de cerise bien mûre, acidité moyenne, plutôt sucrée, Brett. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.

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