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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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3.7
   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 (638) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Aroma is potent, with a lot of red wine and cherries radiating from this scarlet-red brew. Taste is not sweet at all, combining a taste of tart, sour, and earthy cherries. Finish is smooth and bubbly with more red wine lingering in your mouth. 6% ABV is good for a fruit beer, allowing it to be flavorful but not too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43253) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2007
25 cL bottle. Pours dark brown and with a reddish hue, completely diminished off-white head. Sulphorish dry aroma of cherries and with a solid caramel note too. Flavour starts acidic and leads into a sweet caramel malt heavy flavour. Ends sweet and acidic at once. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Corked and caged green bottle. 2006 cork, sampled 1 Dec 07. Deep red pour with a thick, rocky pink-tinged head. Aroma strongly of sour cherries with medium tart and acidity. Taste is sharp and robust, sour and tangy notes but dominated by sweetness; luckily, though, the sugar never goes too far, never cloys. Actually, this is pretty well-balanced. Dry, sour cherry note in the aftertaste. Explosively fruity with just a touch of leather. Full tart body, medium strength carbonation with just enough going on to make it interesting. Fun, refreshing kriek!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle. Body-dark almandine reddish brown with a one inch foamy light brown head. Nose-tart cherries, urea, sour mash candy, tootsie rolls. Taste-light funk, earthy/dirt, not sweet, caramel, prickly CO2, lightly corky, cherry tootsie pops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3399) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2007
A nice sour ale. Aroma of sour cherries. Pour was a dark brown with a nice 4 finger off white head that lasted about half the drink. Taste was all sour cherries with hint of sweetness coming in and out. I was expecting something a bit more sour, but this was good for what it was.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Magni (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2007 does not count
Second time drinking this, first time in Brussels, this time, purchased from the LCBO. First time drinking it I had it in a snifter, this time, a tall beer glass. Typical paper wrapping and unlabled bottle associated with this beer/beer type. Aroma is a sweet/sour cherry bouquet with a malty accent and hints of yeast at the end. The flavour is tart with a strong cherry taste and a heavy semi-dry ale finish. Palate is a medium-heavy body with a soft carbonation and a large constant thin head around .5cm. Excellent beer, comparatively steep price a the LCBO but would purchase again.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2007
Good stuff. Yummy cherry flavor without being too fruity.But it still has a good beer flavor that stays in your mouth.plalette is quite lively. Color is like cranberry juice- not murky like some fruit beers. . Ilike it alot.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
375ml bottle from the LCBO. Unmarked, but wrapped in nice decorative papaer and corked. Poured a murky purple colour, with a pink head that died pretty quickly. Aroma of cherries and wheat. The flavour reminded me of a cider, because the fruitiness of the sour cherries gave way to a nice dry finish. A nice beer, but not something Id usually go for this time of year, and at $5 the price is a bit on the steep side.


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