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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1346   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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3.2
EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2008
On tap at Max’s. Brown-pink pour with a white head. Intense cherry aroma. Slight sour taste with lots of cherry. Not nearly as sour or complex as other lambics, and a bit too sweet and syrupy for my taste. Overall still enjoyable and drinkable.

3.6
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2008
375ml Bottle: Great packaging with a sweet paper wrapping and such, certainly makes it stand out. Not sure why but I was surprised to find it so dark on the pour, a deep copper ruby brown with a two-finger cream head. Aroma is lots of sour cherries, some noticeable bitter hops. Flavour is more beer than fruit, which is always exciting, offering a rich maltiness and tons of tart cherry, and a non-cloying nice sweetness. This is well done!

3.8
oakbluff (455) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
Pours a murky raspberry brown with fluffy pinkish head. Smell- sweet and sour cherries. Taste- initial cherry sweetness that turns moderately tart. The cherry flavour is not overpowering which is nice. Plays well with the pale malts. Carbonation is high and helps create a nice tart sprtizy finish. Good drinkability.

3.6
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2008
750ml bottle: Pours a murky mahogany with a thin ring of wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet fruity cherries and tart oak. Body starts semi-sweet and fairly full with a finely dissolved carbonation and some caramel notes with fresh earthy fruity cherry flavor and some sticky tart oak before the finish. Nicely balanced and pretty drinkable. It’s sad to see this brewery go.

3.4
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2008
deep red with a thin pinkish head. sweet cherry syrup aroma with a hint of sour behind it. flavor was nicely sweet with a well balance of sour to keep everything together.

3.5
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Darkest ruby with hints of brown. Small, foamy head is a combination of gray, off white, and light pink. Aroma of juicy, sour cherries, malt backbone, and a bit of syrupy sweetness. Same flavors with some toastiness in the mix. Medium body, balanced carbonation, juicy. Decent.

3.6
ekstedt (6976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2008
Bottle at Tre små rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear ruby with a small white head with a pink hue. Fresh cherries and some wood in the aroma. Light in body with lively carbonation. Good balance, lightly sweet with a pleasant acidity and a mild bitterness.

3.7
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2008
Pours a murky pink with just a dusting of white foam. The nose is barnyard with excellent cherry coming through. It is also quite yeasty and has subtle hints of cherry cough drops and is at times almost medicinal. Sweet cherry flavour profile, candy apples, cherry halls with hay/grass and a great tart fruit lingering. The finish is tart with yeasty-ness and is also sweet at times. Quite the treat.

3.7
johndavidj99 (125) - Dallas, Maine, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Brown cherry color with slight cherry/off-white head. Fast dissapating head. Sweet balsamic sourish cherry aroma. Malty sweet and sour (cherry) taste. Very decent body thickness to it. Overall pretty refreshing with a dryish finish. Not overly carbonated. Yum!

3.5
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2008
From a 375ml bottle--Poured a rich ruby red body with a medium-to-small pink-cream head. Tart and syrupy sweet. but not overly thick. God carbonation and mild sourness. Nice desertif brew.


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