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

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RATINGS: 1366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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4.2
wstadejek (3) - - MAY 21, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2018 Głęboki rubinowy kolor, piana lekko różowa, opadająca dość szybko. Aromat wiśniowy. W smaku oczywiście wiśnia ale bez chemicznego posmaku częstego w innych kriekach, przyjemna cierpka wiśnia. Poza tym nuty brettowe, może trochę beczki? Moim zdaniem najlepszy belgijski kriek.

3.4
PellicleGuide15 (5) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2018 Smells and looks better than it tastes. Cooked cherry jam. Not as «brut» as I had hoped, but not way too sweet. Not as tart and refreshing I had hoped. Good match with dark chocolate. Perhaps good with chocolate dessert. Enjoy very cold or a bit warmer with dessert.

3.8
DagorNuinGiliath (25) - FRANCE - MAY 14, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2018 Bouteille 33 cL, Saveur Bière, chez moi. Couleur brune / rouge opaque. Au nez, forte odeur de cerise, légèrement sucrée, vinaigre, épices. Attaque directement sur une légère acidité/vinaigne, puis laisse place à la cerise, sucre. Une bonne surprise.

3.3
alhobj (22) - - MAY 12, 2018
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4.1
Tomi_ca (63) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2018
Cherries on the nose with hints of lemon. Flavour is full on cherry. Amazing and just the right amount tart. Body not too large but complex enough, sweet and full yet light from carbo. Finish is cherries, dry.

3.8
AleRider78 (1762) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2018
2014 rating. Pours a fair amount of foamy pinkish head and has a amber appearance with ruby highlights. Aromas of fruits, cherries and sweet malts. Flavours of cherries, dark fruits, light notes of malts, some hints of figs in the finish. Very tarty and somewhat sour taste on the palate. Good stuff, very fruity and flavourful. Full bodied mouthfeel.

2.9
koleminer20 (4504) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2018
750 mL paper-wrapped (for some reason) bottle, 2015 vintage, shared by ebone1988. The pour is a darker red/brown ruby color with a thicker ring of gray-ish bone colored head and a couple spots of sucky and soapy lace. The aroma is interesting. There is a lot of sweetness to it. A nice cherry skin throughout, but it’s sweeter and almost sugary. A light cherry flesh brings up the back end. This is decent, but not anything close to sour. The flavor is syrupy sweet. There is a strong sweet cherry and maybe a hint of malt with a bit of metallic on the back end. This is not good. Super sweet cherry juice and a bit of metallic malt. The mouth feel is syrupy and more medium bodied with a soft carbonation and a lingering sweetness happening. I’m not crazy about this one. Ugh. 5 4 5 3 12

3.2
ebone1988 (2457) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2018
Bottle from Mega Bev. Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. 2015 vintage. Aroma is candied sour cherries, fruity but not jammy, woody, tart, typical for the style. Appearance is brownish red, light brownish red head, cloudy. Taste is very sweet, cherries, woody, tart, nutty, maybe a little too sweet. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, sugary cherry woody aftertaste. Overall, this is a touch too sweet for my liking.

4.2
peoneer (35) - - MAR 3, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2018 Дуже сбалансований та фруковий аромат,гарний бельгійський брют,колір насичений темно червоний.Карбонізація велика.

3.5
L_Lovecraft (867) - - MAR 1, 2018
Good acetic notes and tons of cherry, brown reddish with a good ocher head, light body, average carbonation, taste is similar, cherry is very intense but balanced...not bad.


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