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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1342   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (23885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle at home ... brown red ... thin lacing ... sour cherry littyle yeast nose ... tart cherry ... quite fruity with a light sour background ... decent enough

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20265) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2006
Cloudy dark amber color with red hue; small creamy head. Light cherry aroma, mature. Good body, some malt and sweetness, with a good fruity level. A touch of acidity. Balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (19863) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein dunkel rtliches Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr fruchtig, leicht suerlich. Geschmack leicht suerlich fruchtig, saure Kirschen.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (19690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
Clear dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet, light sour and cherries. Flavor is quite sweet and light sour. Dry and light acidic finish. Too sweet. 250511

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18924) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at the Rose and Thistle, Frimley Green - 05/01/13. Pours a hazed russet brown/red with an off white head that clears to the edge. Nose is tarte cherries, sugars and a little burnt note to it. Taste comprises tarte/sour cherries, a little wood, sugars, burnt notes. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, fruity finish. Too sweet and sugary for me, not enough tarte and sour.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (18843) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
Draught at Tre Sm Rum, Gteborg. Deep amber, small head. Sweet raspberry and cherry aroma, rubber notes. Sweet cherry flavor. Too sweet and simple to attract me.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (18219) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
Draught at The Bohemian in Deal. Reddish ruby cloudy beer. BNose of sour cherries, taste is of cherries. Full in mouth. Excellent long lasting flavour of sour cherries and biting bitter hops. Superb

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17998) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is ruby. Aroma is cherry. Taste is cherry with some acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (17275) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2005
Bottled 375 ml 2004 vintage, alc. 6% (BBE 2014)
Hazy red-brown, small reddish head. Sour cherry aroma, slightly earthy and some leather tones. Sour kriek flavor but same time some sugar sweetness. Smooth carbonation. Sourish and sweet aftertaste. Very well-balanced and enjoyable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (17132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2000
Nutty, earthy, and barnyardy, with a late-bursting fruitiness. Very nice.


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