Kriekbier - Brouwerij Liefmans
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Reviews by jwff:
4.6/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Served in a Leifmans glass. Poured a reddish brown in a Liefmans glass with a creamy white head. Crystal clear when held up the light. Beautiful for lack of a better word. Smell is initially the intense tart cherries and sugar, but the brown ale base came through and balanced nicely. Mild must, but really the cherries were just so intense.
Initial rush of cherries and sugar, followed by a generous amount of bacteria funk must that played back and forth with the sourness of the cherries. I've had this in the bottle before and the funk aspect really didn't stand out as much as it did on tap. Rich, chocolate like malts provide the background and offer some overall balance.
Great carbonation and medium body. Sourness adds a tingle in the mouth which borders on oh god I hate to say it "orgasmic." This is one of the few beers I prefer ice cold so it works on tap for me. Flavors seem to really come out in layers on tap. Mm yes a very tasty bier.
Serving type: on-tap
06-06-2007 17:44:20 | More by jwff
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3.46/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from the tap at Stagione's in Shanghai China, A welcome surprise. Poured into a 500mL imperial pint.
A: Pure deep red color, perfectly clear. Head is offwhite, foamy, and has ok retention.
S: Cherry candy. Overwhelmingly sweet like smelling a candy apple.
T: Not as strong as the smell suggests. Good cherry pie profile. Very sweet but with some more balancing malt. Tart and sugary. Just OK.
Overall: Not as subtle as many other fruit beers/lambics. This is very in your face as a fruit beer. No typical beer characteristics aside from a side malt note. OK but probably won't want again.
Serving type: on-tap
11-05-2013 12:05:02 | More by BucBasil
Kriekbier from Brouwerij Liefmans
90 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.