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Brewed by Belle-Vue (InBev)
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium

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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also known as La Becasse Kriek or Kriekenlambiek Classique.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Corck is nice and moldy...yuck! Pours a nice garnet hue. Dark and luscious looking. Beautiful champagne looking head. Brew smells like birlliant cherries. Very swet and red smelling. Notes of cherries (duh), cloves?, well really just an excellently spicy malt in the background. taste is slightly chemically, but I feel more that that is due to the darkness of the malt and less to the fact that chemicals were used to make it. Tastes like a very light quadrupel honestly. Grat

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (4003) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2004
Very nice ruby body with a pink bubbly head. Pleasant aroma of real cherries with some hints of balsamic vinegar and oak. Mouthfeel starts with a quite carbonated attack. Then comes some fruity flavors and a paperish dry final that lacks some punch and lenght. There are plenty of better Krieks...

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ClarkVV (6081) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 Undated bottle. Pours a very deep raspberry red, but quite clear. No sediment?? Yikes. Small light pink head. Smells of sweet black cherries, light balsamic vinegar. Flavor is right away bittersweet, not as heavily sweet and syrupy as I was expecting though. Claims to be oak aged and there is a dry, lightly astringent flavor present, but not terribly oaky tasting. Little lambic quality, the filtration no doubt taking care of that, no funk. Not trying to jump on the trash talk interbrew bandwagon, but man, this was disappointing. The flavor wasnt bad or inoffensive, but just nothing adventurous, no personality.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2004
This was a nice mellow kriek. Smelled cherries as soon as the I pulled out the cork - opened with a quiet pop, and when I started pouring I thought that maybe this was going to be flat. Luckilly, it developed a thick fluffy pink head on top of the hazy red body. Also had great sticky lacing. Taste was mellower than expected, but smooth and full of semi tart cherry. Hints of sourness, but I wouldve preferred more. Finish was slightly bitter, woody, almost like cherry pits.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2004
Pleasant aroma with some cherry in there, reddish amber in color. Syrupy sour cherry flavour. A touch of dryness although the sweetness is rather sugary. It started off ok but the more I had the less I liked it.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2004
Bottle. Fruity cherry aromas and yeast. A touch of sweetness with a sharp finish. More beer like than the Belle-vue Framboise but still slightly artificial.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2004
Dark red with a large, but not heavy pink head. Nice balance, more acidity than sweetness which makes for a refreshing drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2140) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2004
37.5cl bottle: This one pours a clear ruby color. Pouring it fast does give it a bit of a red-tinged head. The head dies down quickly, even there was a bit of carbonation. Some lacing down the glass. The aroma has both sweet and sour notes of cherries. The taste is a bit tart, but a hair lighter: the cherries dont overpower the taste. A nice Kriek.
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2002 Total Score: 3.9
A very unique style. Lambics are definitely an acquired taste. Very cherry, but not overpowering. Quite good.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
Ruby-red, cloudy bottle with a pink, medium-thick head. Smells deliciously of cherries, acid and sugars. Tasty, though watery compared to other examples Ive had of this style. Of course cherries dominate the palate with a good bit of sweet/sour working the palate. Not bad, not great, really more of a macrobrewed dessert beer. Sampled on tap in Toronto, CA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2004
Love it. Cherries make this more sweeter than the framboise. If you wanna pick up a chick who doesnt like beer, buy this for them, theyll fall in love with you!


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