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

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 1350   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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2.8
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Disappointed. Aroma is cherries, alcohol, red wine, and some light cookie malts. Pours like a frothy soda, appears over carbonated. The color is a very dark hazy red with an off-white (in the purple direction) largish frothy head. Taste is cherry soda with barely and a sour finish. Not my cup of tea. "Palate" is dry texture with extreme carbonation.

3.6
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2008
Dark red with tiny head. Aroma is mostly sweet dominated by cherries and light sour barnyard notes. Sweet flavor with cherries. A little on the sweet side...

3.5
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
Bottle from the LCBO. Hazy red brown body with a small beige head. (3+) Big fruity tart cherry aroma, very light tart funk. (6+) Light sweet medicinal note. Similar flavour to the aroma, sweet tart cherries. Smooth average to medium palate. (3+)

3.6
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2008
From bottle at Paters Vaetje, Antwerpen. Dark reddish brown with a medium offwhite head. Sweet and sour fruit nose, quite a bit of cherry. Sweet cherry flavours, some marcipane and almonds. Well-hidden sourness. Good carbonation. Sweeter than I could recall from before, but still complex and enjoyable.

3.4
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
375 split w/ dpjuart. A red-orange color with a very thin pinkish head. Nose of sweet fruity bread baking and cherries with a bit of a sour bite. A very sweet and sour cherry flavor, but surprisingly, it is the sweetness that stays on the tongue. Light and fizzy flavor of champagne with cherry liquor.

3.8
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
350 ml split with Naka. Pours red amber w/ white head that rings the glass after it dissipates. Nose is sweet w/ cherry and some malt. Tast is sour and sweet cherry throughout, with a caramel malty sweetness, slightly towards the end. The after is a lingering sour, like Sour Patch Kids.

3.6
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 5, 2008
2006, i think. pours a dark purple/brown color with a small off-white head. sour cherry aroma. flavor is cherry. slightly medicinal(cough medicine) at times. not extremely sour or sweet. a good balanced beer from an impressive brewery.

3.7
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2012 Draft at Tyler’s, Durham. Figured I ought to try this one, since I saw the threads about the brewery possibly crapping out. I’m very glad I did. Poured thick and creamy into a nice snifter, the aroma is quite strong and astringent - dare I say, it was almost cough drop-like! The cherries here were definitely sweeter and slightly more bitter, than the darker, fuller, rounder kind I prefer. But it’s still a might fine beer, with malt complexity and a big body. Good stuff.

3.6
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2008
Rebrown of color with a reddish head. an aroma of cherries, sour notes and chewing gum. A sour flavor of cherries and red berries.

3.2
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Paper wrapped bottle, bought in accordance with the bankruptcy.... pours a deep dark red with a thin head, flavor is ... yup cherry but no sweetness like NG Belgian Red, only tartness but its not bracingly bitter just enough to let you know its a sour.


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