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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1342   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14729) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (14514) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14281) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (14228) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2006
(375ml bottle, vintage 2004, best by 9/14, 5% ABV) Large beige head with pink notes, atop a clear red body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour cherry, light barnyard, oak. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, light tartness/sourness, faint oak. Low carbonation, slightly sticky light-medium body, quite drinkable. Needs a bit more tartness and carbonation, but it does pretty well despite these quibbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13993) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13956) - 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 Ive 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 Maabarot 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13888) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (13797) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Deep red colour with a reddish head. Aroma and flavour of sweet cherries, malt and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13656) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
Clear cherry red with rose head. Cherry pulp aroma with sour notes. Rich in sugar sweetness with light cherry, and ginger and vanilla notes, good bodied. The best of the 3.

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