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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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djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a cloudy red with small creamy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strawberry and cherry. Thin mouthfeel with a strong tart and strawberry with light sour finish. A very impressive sour ale from Liefmans.

3.3
Scopey (15281) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
Bottle from Trafalgar Wines, Brighton. It pours cloudy deep red/near purple, with a large off-white head. The nose is jam, sweet cherry, artificial fruit, hint of tanginess and light vinegar The taste is juicy cherry, hint of sourness, wood, red grape, jam, lime, honey and some vinegar, with a sweet-sour finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Not bad, but I would have preferred more sourness.

3.7
Ratman197 (15113) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2006
375 ml bottle 2004 vintage poured a clear rusty red with a large, lasting pink head. Aromas of sour cherriesand a hint of vinegar. Palate was light bodied and tart. Flavors of sour pie cherries with refreshing tart finish.

3.6
gunnfryd (15099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Orange / brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sour, cherries, sweet. Flavour is sour, cherry, sugar. OK beer.

3.4
DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2010 Re-rate 12/4/10: Bottles at a tasting. Thanks to the Norman Premium guys. 2005 bottle. Deep reddish brown. Aroma of cherries, oak, sugar (some burnt sugar) and malt. Sweet flavor of cherries and wood. 7/3//6/3/13=3.2
2004 bottle. Aroma of brett, lactic notes and some cherries. Sour bretty flavor with malty notes, light sweetness, oak and a bit of citrus and astringency in the finish. Medium-bodied. Very tasty. A lot better and more real-sour-ale-like than all the other bottles I’ve had, I wonder what made it change so much. 7/4/8/3/15=3.7

Re-rate 5/6/09: Sample from a bottle brought by some guy from Moortgat to Ma’abarot beer festival. Cherries, lots of sugar and very mild sourness. Medium-bodied. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

(2/29/08) Bottle at Kulminator in Antwerp. 2003 bottle. Deep reddish brown color with a small off white head. Cherries, some wood and a bit of sugar in the aroma. Sweet flavor of cherries, a bit of marzipan, sugar, and a bit of acidity and notes of wood. medium-bodied. Not bad and quite enjoyable but lacks a more decent amount of acidity. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2

3.7
Borup (14982) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Deep red colour with a reddish head. Aroma and flavour of sweet cherries, malt and yeast.

3.5
Tmoney99 (14766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an Minimal frothy off-white head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Moderate cherry citrus aroma. Medium body. Medium tart cherry flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Refreshing brew.

3.4
HenrikSoegaard (14291) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2006
Bottle 37.5. Creamy pink good mostly lasting head. Red colour. Powerfull aroma, but not that much dominated by kriek.OK flavor, average finish. Creamy palate. I would have expected a little more of this.

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kermis (14238) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
95 vintage bottle shared at the 2014 tasting in the Cellar of Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Pours cloudy red with no head. Aroma is completely strong cherry still. Flavor is moderate sour with a soft mouthfeel. The fruit is still so fresh in the palate. Medium bodied with flat carbonation.

3.7
Stuu666 (14205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle at café rose red. Pours deep red, nose is cherry, funky, wood, taste is tart and fruity, dry, light sourness.


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