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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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.

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.

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.

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.

jmikolich (1486) - 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.

rcweir (139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Pours dull red, fizzy, thin head diminishing to a ring. Funky cherry aroma, sharp, tart cherry flavor.

gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
Extreme head with a slight pink tinge. Strong tart scent. Slightly thick and syropy mouth. Bitter sweet, no make that tart and sweet. Candy like but less sweet. Not bad but I am not a huge fruit beer fan. I should taste hops and malt not berries in my beer.

thewolf (12946) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Kolding Vinhandel.
[Vintage 2006]
Pours a deep red-brown with a small fizzy head that soon disappears. Aroma is quite subdued. Naturally slight tart cherries appear, some oak, some barnyard, some dirt and a dose of sweet caramel. Lightly oily mouthfeel despite a relatively high carbonation. Flavour is light tart cherries, some sweetness, light oak, light liqourice and a finish with heavy sweet caramel (which surprised me). It is tart, yes, and dries out my mouth to perfection, but it ain’t no geuze, so this might appeal to fruit beer lovers as well as lambic lovers. Wonderful.

SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2007
375 ml bottle Cap covering the cork reads Jan2015 5027 Muddy reddish brown body with a small pink head. Sour cherry aroma. Tart, sourness is well balanced, not too tart or sweet.

StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
375ml bottle - pours deep, cloudy ruby/brown with a slightly pink head on top. Aroma is very sour and fruity, obviously with cherries. I love it. Flavour is equally impressive...I really like this beer. A lot. Lots of sour cherries, some yeastiness, and the fruitiness of the beer is in no way overwhelming or obtrusive. Very full, effervescent and creamy mouthfeel. Beautiful. As far as "fruit beers" go, this one is the best I’ve had.

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