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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: 1340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15913) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
On tap at christian firtal Odense: Dark rasperry red with fine white head. Sweetness and sourness from the cherries goes very well here. Both dominates. Nice & pleasant fresh finish. A great kriek!

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rmuller (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2006 does not count
375ml bottle came in a red wrapper, 94 was stamped on the wrapper. Bottle looks different than pictured bottle. Appearance: Poured with no head, brown with red tint, no lacing :: Aroma: Deep cheery aroma :: Flavor: Initial good strong nutty cherry taste, soon fades to a bitter bite. Palate: tastes too nutty. I believe that the bottle I got may have been too old, not impressed at all, could not finish the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheeta (1181) - Lang, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2006
Heavy cherry aroma. Huge frothy head. Fair lasing. Mostly lasting longevity. Dark red body color. Heavy sweet cherry initial flavor, with a long duration. Medium palate. Oily texture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3618) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2006
This is actually a very good kriek, surprisingly. A kriek with lots of taste and aroma, without the fruits beeing too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Cork read 12/01 found at local bottle shop where Ive found other gems. I was very happy with this selection as Ive been pushing myself to try this style. Aroma nice sour cherry. Poured a dark rubyish with a huge pink head. I should mention I wasnt paying attention when I was uncorking it and it let loose a shot that couldve easily taken an eye out. Flavor was just delightful a nice tart sweet and sour cherry had a nice candied draw to it. Palate was nice and creamily active. Overall I was quite happy with this selection so much I may go get some more.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (8548) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2006
A bit dissapointed. I dont think the cherry is ok in it. Well, the appearance is good, dark ruby colour, and big pink head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13828) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2006
Bottle 37.5. Creamy pink good mostly lasting head. Red colour. Powerfull aroma, but not that much dominated by kriek.OK flavor, average finish. Creamy palate. I would have expected a little more of this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Vintage 2005 on cork. Well, what can I say? I was expecting more of a flemish spin on this one (some vinegar and more sour-tart flavors underneath), but this one came across VERY closely to the New Glarus Belgian Red, a straight up nice fruit beer. Poured a beautiful ruby red with a nice thin pink-purple head on top. Lacing was decent. The aroma was all cherries, very nice, maybe some vanilla. The flavor was clearly cherries and some vanilla, but with some tartness to balance it out. Man, so much like NGs Belgian Red, but maybe a tad more balanced by some tart (but not much, as this one is more sweet than tart). As this warms, a barley type finish actually comes out, pretty nice. I was expecting wheat, but this is a nice thing nonetheless... barley in the aftertaste. This is smooth, nice mouthfeel, very smooth, decent carbonation. Very well done. Category should be straight up fruit beer, imo.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2408) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2006
2005 vintage. Dark redish brown in colour with mild carbonation. Sweet cherry aroma, with hints of eucalyptus and a bit of wood. More cherry on the palate, with notes of vanilla and a bit of lactic acid. Its got a long and sweet finish thats not overly cloying. An inoffensive little beer, but could have lots more sour and funk character. Too much sugar!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagobears (467) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2006
Beautiful dark rasberry with huge cherry head. Sour cherry sherbert in the nose. A slightly sour cherry is my first impression, then a salty funkiness creeps in. Delicious. This is quickly becoming my favorite style of beer. It seems the added Kriek was more pronounced in the front, then the Goudenband amd funkness seemed more apparent midway through. The only other beer I have tried with kriek was Belle-Vue, and this blows that away.


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