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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1694) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle: Murkey ruby-brown ale with a modest fluffy cap Aroma: wonderful blend of tart berry fragrances and musty blanket odours..excellent Favour follows aroma with other nuances essentially tartness from lacto tastes and berries fight candi sweetness to find balance and the tartness wins out marginally. I dont like sweet krieks but as a commercial effort this is the best.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Funknmilla (740) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Reddish brown with a dirty pink head, cider appearance, smells like a Flemish more than cherries, but cherries are there, a pleasant medley...yummy, a nice flavored Flemish...good effervescence, small bubbles...tasty finish refreshing yet malty, a creamy light paste left in the mouth...slightly one dimensional, yet balanced, its good I like it... thanx Wayne

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2767) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle. Pour is a deep red color with a fizzy, pink head that dies down in short order. Aromas are tart, of cherries and damp wood. Flavor is very heavy on the cherries, much sweeter than I expected. It almost comes off as artificial, but then the sour picks up a little and things return to an acceptable level. Still, I was execting a much more sour flavor. Comes off as light and almost soda-like. Refreshing, but not what I was hoping.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
A fine beer. Again, foreign, but full of flavour. Ave ad i on dwaft an i was even betta! Twemendous beer, What! Smoov, cweamy, fwuity; a fwisky little dwink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2007
2005 Classic city brew fest. Cant read my notes other than cher.. and sour. Must have been pretty tasty - I gave it fairly good #s.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boobunny (8) - Getzville, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2007 does not count
I had this on draft a few times this month. It has an excellent cherry taste with a champagne-like character. Extremely elegant, and one of my favorite choices. Not too sweet, not too sour: a perfect holiday blend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Boldly aromatic. Like drinking a bowlful of cherries. Very nice on tap, and can hit the spot if you are in the mood for a kriek.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
Pours a deep dark burgundy red with a lightly pink head that slowly dissolves into nothing. The aroma is mainly dominated by cherries and sweet perfume. The flavour is sweet, and sour, with a good bold cherry flavour, much like a sour cherry sucker. All and all, the best sour ale, and the best fruit beer ive had so far. A tasty beverage.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Excellent fruited lambic. Much preferred to Boon Oude Kriek that seems to receive higher marks. Overall, the best fruited lambic Ive had. Highly recommended!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle 2005: Ruby pour with an initially large, bubbly light tan/pinkish head that becomes a thin ring. Rich fruity aroma of cherry skins, light lactic notes and subtle wood suggestions. The flavor has a nice refreshing tartness overall, with a cleansing character to it. Fresh cherries are evident (obviously), with a very subtle almond-y sweetness (which I pick up on in many quality cherry ales). Theres also a cinnamon spice hint in the background followed by a crisp, tart fruity finish. Complex and crisp, dangerously drinkable.


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