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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1304   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…


bdunhill's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdunhill (255) - Brussels, - DEC 10, 2012
This Belgian Sour Ale lives up to its category! It has a sweet and sour aroma and a light cherry color with a big foamy head. The flavor is the same as the aroma but it doesn’t linger for long. It is perfect after a nice long day!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FinnIckler (22) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle from bierlinie in Berlin. Pours deep Red. Smells of Cherry, Great Cherry Taste with a Hint of Red grape. Heavy carbonation, but doesn’t interfere with the taste at all. Not too sweet, not too sour. Only the aftertaste is not perfect, a bit to rash in the throat. Such a great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (1514) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - AUG 15, 2016
Quite lovely fresh cherries, cherry stones, dried fruits, bit too one dimensional sour with light sweetness. Decent

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8490) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle from Tesco, Burnley, as Cuvee Brut. Cloudy dark cherry-red with an extremely thin head. Has an initial sweetened cherry taste, with a small sourness in its aftertaste. There’s plenty of aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Marjamehun värinen, vaaleanpunainen vaahto. Tuoksussa kirsikkaa ja marjoja. Maku marjaisa, mutta ei liian makea. Yllättävän hyvä. Jatkoa: Pidemmän päälle turhan makea ja kirsikkainen jälkimaku.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3347) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2016
Rebranded shmancy 33cl bottle, BL4 sampler - this used to be available at my grandmother’s and the corner pub in beautifully handwrapped paperfoil 37,5cl bottles - thanks Palm Craft Breweries for putting your goldrimmed Trump stamp on it. - Bref: manages to uphold the shine of natural cherry among the enhanced and finetuned artificial Haribo aromas, with a strong current of Oud Bruin running underneath. - Zestiness of lemonade meets juicy cherry, brown balsamics adding some lure. - Bitter almond adds a touch of class to the obvious kitsch. A hard sell in any foreign country obsessed with natural flavours, but a very drinkable easy beer creation beyond Radler and Oude Kriek alike.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5932) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2016
330ml bottle at home in Richmond, as ’Liefmans Craft Blenders Kriek Brut’, ’blended in 2015’, 6%. Picked up in M&S for about £1.30. Very dark purple brown, clear ruby when held to light, pretty still, small pink head. Aroma is simple cherry juice and syrup, cherry ice pop, really reminds me of FAB lollies, some liquorice. Mostly sugary cherry. Body is pretty frothy, soft carbonation, airy, tooth-coating sugars. Taste is sweet cherry and metallics, cherry cola, cherryade, cherry Haribo etc etc. A bit of fun, but I really struggled to finish the bottle because of the sweetness. Argh I need to go to the dentist.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5948) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016
33cl bottle from Marks & Spencer, Camberley. A deep cherry colour with a big dense cream head; sour cherry aroma with a touch of plum; intense, sharp and sour cherry taste at first, but mellowing somewhat, and developing some stewed plum sweetness later. Exactly what a sour fruit beer should taste like.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maits (111) - ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2016
Dark brown/red color with good big white head.Cherry, rasberry and citrus aroma. Very rich aroma.A little bit bitter, suprisingly not so sweet as expected. Cherry taste and bitter aftertaste. Very good drinkable beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
guil0000 (367) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Pours a dark red/brown color with a creamy beige head. Nose of dark fruit, cherry, raspberry, tartness. Sweet taste, not overly sweet thought. You get a bit of tartness near the end. Very well balanced. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MPA (942) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle. Brown with a reddish touch and a huge beige head. Heavy aroma of cherries along with a little citrus/lime, marzipan and some wooden elements. Very sweet cherry flavour at first with a medium tart finish. Also traces of metal at the end. Very nice, but not the best kriek I’ve had.


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