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


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RATINGS: 1217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Ale brewed with cherries with natural flavor added. Contains barley malt. Wrap label: "Liefmans Cuvée - Brut is brewed only once a year, in July. After brewing freshly harvested and carefully selected cherries are blended in and the beer is cellared at the brewery. After a slow maturation of 18 months to 3 years different vintages are carefully tasted and blended to create the final result: a complex deep-red ale with refreshing balanced tart-sweet taste, strong cherry notes and sparkling carbonation."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dink (50) - Sudbury, Ontario, - OCT 2, 2011
2007 ’Kriekbier’, corked and nicely gift wrapped in label paper. Pours reddish brown, very thin beige head. Fruit juice smell, cider, vinegar - but not overpowering. Tastes of tart cherries, sweet n’ sour, less alive carbonation. Fruity wine palate on this whereas a gueuze might be more bubbly champagne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1470) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle at home. As Kriek Brut. Has a clear deep red color with a big light pink head. Sweet aroma of sweet cherries, candy, raspberries and some earth. Very berry. The flavor is even more sweet with lots of cherry candy and raspberries and some dried hay. Has a sticky and soft mouth feel, medium body, and a light berry bitterness. A quite sweet and one-dimensional ale. Is anyway a tasteful beer and it’s all about the cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1941) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2015
750ml->tulip. Deep red with moderate grey head. A: funky cherry, yeast, wood. T: very tart cherries over some sweetness and oak. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (1000) - Berchem, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2015
Nice sour kriek aroma. Not too sweet a flavour, not too sour either. Nice and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (577) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
Merci à Yan pour le partage de cette bouteille. De la bouteille coule un liquide trouble, mi rouge, mi brun aux reflets orange brique. Sous la lourde mousse, le liquide me paraît très dense et plutôt lourd. Note à moi-même: Mademoiselle Irina a profondément aimé - il faudra penser en commander. Ma première réaction lorsque j’approchai le verre de mon nez fut fut un grand soulagement de ne pas y retrouver une forte odeur de bonbons comme j’en retrouve malheureusement trop souvent chez plusieurs Kriek décevantes. Non ici le fruit me paraît véritable au nez. La cerise ne me rappelle l’habituelle griotte, mais plutôt la cerise noire bien mûre et gorgée de sucre par une chaude canicule d’été. Un léger parfum de médicament en toute fin, mais rien de réellement dérangeant. Cette même cerise noire me revient en bouche avec autant de vigueur avec une quantité de sucre qui me déplaît. J’ai l’impression de boire une «Faro Kriek», si une telle bière existait. L’acidité étant complètement coupée par le sucre, je peine à accepter qu’il s’agit d’une sour red/brown. Effervescence marquée jusque dans l’estomac. Cette bière me rappelle mon voyage de cueillette de cerises que nous avons fait Marie-Eve et moi en Colombie Britannique lorsque nous avions 20 ans...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salmaneser (85) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2015
Sample @ Hamirubi’s place. Hazy red beer, white head. Mild cherry aroma, some grassy hints. Taste is not overly sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omega (816) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2015
One of the more richer krieks I have had with good mouth weight and feel. Not overly sweet (for a kriek)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3776) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
75cl bottle from Brüssel Airport. Pours clear deep red with a pink head. Fruity aroma with lots of cherry, hints of almond and malt and some wooden notes. Sweet and fruity with strong cherry flavour and a moderate acidity. Tasty and refreshing kriek. Quite balanced, but a bit on the sweet side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2133) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Brought this 750 ml bottle to our monthly bottle share. Sweet cherry notes on the aroma. Hints of tartness that barely made it into the flavor. The red pour was rather nice. Flavor was more sweet than sour. Kinda along the lines of Duchess...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredfa (118) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - SEP 6, 2015
Primeira cerveja champanhada que provo. É muito diferente do padrão. Tem azedo ao final do gole. Não que seja ruim, mas é difícil de descrever. Provarei futuramente outras do estilo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (264) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 2, 2015
ASPETTO: pelo di volpe tendente al rosso, limpido, molto bello. Schiuma leggermente rosata, fine, non molto abbondante e non molto persistente. AROMA: ciliegia, molto gradevole. Anche un pizzico li legnoso e un acidulo con una leggerissima puzza. Il tutto molto invitante. GUSTO: Ciliegia è dominante. Leggero legnoso e acidulo. Il tutto è veramente molto gradevole, equilibrato e rinfrescante. Corpo leggero, carbonizzazione alta. CONCLUSIONE: una birra veramente delicata e saporita allo stesso tempo. L’ideale come aperitivo prima del pasto. Molto consigliata.

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