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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 Poured from a bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy rose color with a decent reddish head. Aroma of sour cherries, some oak, and funk. Immediate tart cherry flavor smooths out in the middle and gives way to a slightly tart, oaky finish. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5824) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Picked up a 12.7 oz bottle at Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN and sampled while making beer bread with this brew. Pours a hazy rusty red brew with a fizzy pink head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, Belgian yeast funk, and sour berries. Taste is medium bodied, well-carbonated with plenty of tart cherries, tart berries and some yeast. Finish is just as tart as its flavor with a fizzy yeast and cherry aftertaste. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2007
On tap. Nice reddish hue with a good pinkish hued beige head. Smell of tart cherries, a touch of belgiany yeastiness, and a slight hint of sour vinegar, but all very nicely. Taste is sweet, cherry, and moderately and nicely tart with a touch of a slight funky belgian character. Somewhat bubbly and crisp, but not overly fizzy and foamy. I really enjoyed this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
375 ml bottle - pours an opaque reddish brown with a rapidly diminishing pinkish head. Sour cherry aroma along with some yeast. Flavour quite nice with lots of sour fruit and a very dry finish. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrefwoordPunk (1015) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle 25 cl. Pours a clear red with a very small off-white head and and an intense smell of cherries. The initial taste is very sweet, almost like cherry-flavoured childrens candy, but in a very pleasant way. After that comes the more sour and bitter taste, that is pretty complex for this style of beer. Nice long finish, a very good fruitbeer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2007
375 ml. bottle. Clear crimson with a spare, foamy, pink tinged head. Cherry aroma is unmistakeable, but there is also some other citrus based fruitiness. Light body, effervescnet, and vary clean, slightly acidic palate. Not nearly as sweet as I had expected, a pleasant surprise. A light sourness dominaates, but it certainly isnt offensively sour or unpleasant. Im not a big fan fan of fruit flavored beers, but this is actually quite nice. Would be great with a chocolate dessert.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Im usually not a Kriek-drinker, but I really enjoyed this one. Sweet, very fruity notes in the aroma. I got cherry (obviously) and a bit of black currant as well. Pours a deep ruby red and slight head. Fairly clear. Not too tart in the taste and had that "funk" that is actually pleasing in this style. Low carbonation. This actually might be more flavorful at warmer temperatures.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cheap (5547) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Delicious, lovely and tempting. Mouth watering appearance. Very slight fruity aroma. Cannot detect alky once tasted. Big chunks of stuff in my glass from the bottom of the bottle. Very pleasing and satiisfying. A fine example of a fruit flavored sour brew. No bitter attributes in the finish and Im sorry its gone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2007
375ml corked bottle, 6% a/v Pours a dark and mildly hazy red colour, with a thin pink head. The nose is almost red wine, tart cherries, and bitter acidity. The taste is actually very sweet, cherry flavour with a really nice bitter cherry finish. Best Kriek ive had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Cap above cork says Nov2015. Cork itself says 2005. Deep mahogany body, edges are lighter red mixed with brown. One finger thick off white-almost tan head. No lasting power, leaves only an edge of foam to ring the beer. Makes an attempt at lacing but mostly fails. Gets a 4 just for that color alone. Nose of very tart sour cherries, vinegar, funky yeast, barnyard and tons of acidity. Fore is sweeter than the aroma would lead you to believe. Rolling around the mouth brings the acidic notes back, with tons of tart cherries as well. Doesnt taste as tart as it smells though, even with that kick of sourness. It is very well balanced, but could be a bit more sour, for my tastes at least. Low carbonation, pleasing mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Finish is lengthy, tart acidic cherries, funky yeast and vinegar round things out. Cherry sweetness lingers for quite a long time. Great beer.


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