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Liefmans Kriek Ongezoet op Vat

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


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   ABV: -
Unsweetened, draught version of Liefmans Kriek. Available mainly at Erasmus Hotel in Brugge, but may show up elsewhere at times.

Engelsmann's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, - SEP 4, 2006
Draught at Kulminator Antwerpen Pours a deep hazy red, with a pink head. Aroma is fresh sour cherries. Taste is cheries, some wood, sour, very tart. Brilliant beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8202) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2016
16/V/16 - on tap @ Leuven Innovation - BB: n/a (2016-537) Thanks to the Belgian RB crew for sharing today’s beers!

Clear deep ruby red to almost purple coloured beer, irregular creamy dark pink head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very intense sour cherry smell, fruity, ripe "krieken", almost to an artificial point. MF: no carbon, medium to light body. Taste: lots and lots of sour cherries, pretty bitter touch, some tannins, very acidic. Aftertaste: lots of cherries, acid burning the throat almost, lemon juice, very sour, but how lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (2953) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2016
@ LIBF 2016. Nice red colour, almost no head. No carbonation. Incredible fruitiness without being too sweet. No artificial sweeteners detectable. Tart, fruity and delicious kriek!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hamirubi (569) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2016
10cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival II 2016 (16 V 2016), as the "Liefmans Unblended Kriek Monotank". This oude kriek or "kriek brut" is a monoblend, coming from one single tank. A clear red gloomy, even red wine coloured brew with keen references to sour cherry juice. The mouthfeel is extremely soft, almost "velvet". With hints of grave juice too. The palate is thick, not that sour, and very, very dry. A smooth and soft drink. Low in alcohol too - although I can’t say what the alcohol ABV was - and rather basic, thin, not that complex: More juice than a fermented brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2016
Cask-plastic pouch @ LIBF’16. Shared with the RB Belgian team. Couleur acajou-Bordeaux pourpre, qcq bulles percent à la surface rosâtre avec un fin filament coloré sur le verre. Arôme est intense, plein de cerises fraîches, fermentées, Presque une impression de cherry-wood chipotle, avec un fin retro de tanins. Palais est finement suret mais offrant une certaine douceur résiduelle de compote-confiture. Mal à comprendre ils arrivent à tourner une base si intense en un produit plus que moyen comme la fruitesse.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1923) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2016
Tasting pour at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival. Thanks for sharing! Cherries come popping out, not too sour, quite sweet actually, which makes you wonder why they sweeten this stuff. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2015
Tasted years ago at some beer festival. The ’pure’ version of Liefmans Kriekenbier (now called Cuvée Brut), relating to it in much the same way a pure kriekenlambic relates to an ’oude kriek’ from a bottle. Complex, tart, woody (cherry stones), very fruity and estery, a bit vinous, malt sweetish, with a dryingly acidic, yeasty and tart finish, this is the ’real thing’, aptly illustrating the complexity and nobility of the ’oud bruin’ tradition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6374) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2013
had it from bottle, at a very special occasion . this was bottled personaly for a guy who’s very important for the brewery. not ever for sale, this remains draft only. highly exceptional shit ! 2002 vintage, bottles in 2005 , 3 l bottles pours pink, no foam ,smell is pure cherry, very balanced ! good carbo, pretty sharp sourness, cherry. very dry, nice !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 IMPORTANT – don’t ask for bottles of this one even if you know or can guess where I got it. Had this one @ Dirk’s totally incredible 65th birthday party. Many incredibly huge bottles shared graciously there by Dirk. Dirk had actually this beer bottled – he has the only bottles ever made of this, only made for himself – incredible. 2002 brew, bottle on 2005. 3 liter bottle with label plastered on them by Dirk himself because they were unlabeled. He opened 2 bottles of this – I was lucky enough to get 2 glasses. Pours murky red, only some bubbles but little in the way of a head. Nose is pure tart kriek, some vintage notes but subdued, wonderfully tart, cherry skin, light tart,… Taste is tart kriek, lots of kriek pits, pure kriek skin, some dust, wonderfully sour & tart, age does somewhat show but subdued & obscured by awesomeness, finish is acidic, nicely sour, perfect balance, top, top tier kriek, incredible. Body is flat. I had a recent version of this & seriously please bottle this – this is incredible. Lots of crazy bottle shared & this was memorable – 9 liter vintage St. Feuillien Triple, Gouden Carolus 9 litre – 2009. 1983 – 3 liter Oerbier (beyond amazing),… Oh yeah – what a beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koelschtrinker (17730) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 11, 2011
Dezent saurer Antrunk, zum Mittelteil deutlich stärker. Ein leichtes Fruchtaroma ist hier erkenbar und wird im Nachgeschmack schwächer, bleibt aber auf angenehmem Level. Weiter sauer, sehr lecker! Test vom 10.9.2007, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 10,13,11,13,-,13 - 12,36

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