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


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RATINGS: 1336   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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PilsnerPeter (3046) - 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). There’s also a cinnamon spice hint in the background followed by a crisp, tart fruity finish. Complex and crisp, dangerously drinkable.

Snoro (306) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
Tres tres tres cerise. Ne chercher pas le oublon la dedans vous trouverrais un cooler au cerise.

jcwattsrugger (12450) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
bottle-pours a diminishing thin light than head and reddish brown color. Aroma is sour fruit-cherry, yeast, secondary medium malt-bready. Taste is tart/sour fruit-cherry, yeast, secondary medium malt-bready/caramel, sweet. OK effervescence. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.

Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2007
poured into a tulip. pours a cloudy dark pink with full fizzy light pink head. sweet and sout aroma of cherries. fizzy tingly front to sour tart finish, mild sweet cherry in middle, to mellow aftertaste. mostly on the front with this beer, good, light bodied and fully carbonated, good alone or with a dessert. leaves a dry finish.

Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep red, head disappears quickly. Aroma is cherry / vinegary. The taste is a nice cherry both sweet and tangy. Thought this wouldn’t be very nice, but was very wrong.

FatPhil (16380) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Ratings is a composite of four tastings:
(7:4:8:4: 14=3.7) 2012-09-28 - after pissy lagers, this crisp woody red plus sharp fruit is a winning combo
(7-4-8-4-13=3.6) 2008-10-18
rerate of (7-4-7-4-13=3.5)
375ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Hugely cherry aroma. Fairly lively palate, not harsh. Gloriously tasty - so easy to drink. Hugely cherry taste. Pure natural fruit - beautiful fruit beer. Crisp and cleansing on the palate.

dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Poured from a 375 ml bottle from 2005. Mild vinegar nose. Pours a pleasing reddish brown with almost no head. Plenty of cherry flavor that is well balanced by a mild sourness. Finishes clean. Tasty flemish sour, I’ll drink it again.

JChapmanMTL (15) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 375mL bottle. Pours a dark red/brown with a large rapidly dissipating head. Strong cherry aroma. Flavour is strong sweet cherry fading into a smooth sourness. Very tasty and refreshing.

mmmbeer (1426) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Poured dark amber/brown, dissolving head, carbonation died out quickly. Aroma thick with sour cherries, which was good. Hits the mouth with a medium body, sour cherry taste and finish. I surprised myself with this one- thought it was a lambic when I purchased it, but I liked it even though it wasn’t!

DruncanVeasey (8239) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2007
Ruby pour with hissing pink suds. Nose dominated by full fruit juiciness, but with plenty of musty oak and authentic Flemish tartness to back it up. Tangy, fleshy and sweet-sour, finishing with a biscuity malt aftertaste. The tastiest and most balanced Kriek I’ve sampled to date. A beautifully refreshing beer.

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