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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gehbe (387) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - OCT 4, 2016
Ruby brown with a small light tan head and nice lacing. Rich aroma of cherries and cherry pits, caramel, dried apples, hints of spice and funk. Tastes medium sweet and sour, very light crispy bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, fairly sticky. Amazing aroma, but I wish it was dryer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonBlok (426) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: deep ruby red with medium light pink head. Aroma: sour nose with notes of cherries and slight strawberry and some leather far away. Taste: heavy sweetness and low bitterness with pleasant tartness. Strong cherry and blueberries. Palate: medium bodied, sticky texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2016
- tiefrote Farbe mit leichter, schnell zerfallender Schaumbildung - wunderbares Aroma nach Sauerkirschen und etwas Mandel und Marzipan - passende, gut moussierende Carbonisierung - geschmacklich wirkt das ganze sehr natrlich, d.h. kein aufgesetzter knstlicher Kirschgeschmack - die Sure steht klar im Vordergrund, verbindet sich aber sehr angenehm mit einem leicht holzigen Kirschgeschmack - der Abgang betont diese Sure dann nochmals Fazit: Kann nicht ganz an das Boon Kriek Mariage Parfait heranreichen, aber immer noch ein sehr gutes Kirschlambic

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FinnIckler (318) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle from bierlinie in Berlin. Pours deep Red. Smells of Cherry, Great Cherry Taste with a Hint of Red grape. Heavy carbonation, but doesnt interfere with the taste at all. Not too sweet, not too sour. Only the aftertaste is not perfect, a bit to rash in the throat. Such a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (1764) - Rīga, LATVIA - AUG 15, 2016
Quite lovely fresh cherries, cherry stones, dried fruits, bit too one dimensional sour with light sweetness. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (9478) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle from Tesco, Burnley, as Cuvee Brut. Cloudy dark cherry-red with an extremely thin head. Has an initial sweetened cherry taste, with a small sourness in its aftertaste. Theres plenty of aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (900) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Marjamehun vrinen, vaaleanpunainen vaahto. Tuoksussa kirsikkaa ja marjoja. Maku marjaisa, mutta ei liian makea. Yllttvn hyv. Jatkoa: Pidemmn plle turhan makea ja kirsikkainen jlkimaku.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3771) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2016
Rebranded shmancy 33cl bottle, BL4 sampler - this used to be available at my grandmothers and the corner pub in beautifully handwrapped paperfoil 37,5cl bottles - thanks Palm Craft Breweries for putting your goldrimmed Trump stamp on it. - Bref: manages to uphold the shine of natural cherry among the enhanced and finetuned artificial Haribo aromas, with a strong current of Oud Bruin running underneath. - Zestiness of lemonade meets juicy cherry, brown balsamics adding some lure. - Bitter almond adds a touch of class to the obvious kitsch. A hard sell in any foreign country obsessed with natural flavours, but a very drinkable easy beer creation beyond Radler and Oude Kriek alike.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7623) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2016
330ml bottle at home in Richmond, as Liefmans Craft Blenders Kriek Brut, blended in 2015, 6%. Picked up in M&S for about 1.30. Very dark purple brown, clear ruby when held to light, pretty still, small pink head. Aroma is simple cherry juice and syrup, cherry ice pop, really reminds me of FAB lollies, some liquorice. Mostly sugary cherry. Body is pretty frothy, soft carbonation, airy, tooth-coating sugars. Taste is sweet cherry and metallics, cherry cola, cherryade, cherry Haribo etc etc. A bit of fun, but I really struggled to finish the bottle because of the sweetness. Argh I need to go to the dentist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (6331) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016
33cl bottle from Marks & Spencer, Camberley. A deep cherry colour with a big dense cream head; sour cherry aroma with a touch of plum; intense, sharp and sour cherry taste at first, but mellowing somewhat, and developing some stewed plum sweetness later. Exactly what a sour fruit beer should taste like.

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