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Kriek Extra - Brasserie Belle-Vue

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Kriek ExtraKriek Extra

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 1.83
pDev: 26.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Belle-Vue visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Paddez on 07-17-2005)
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dcmchew

Romania

1.75/5  rDev -4.4%

10-31-2013 11:25:41 | More by dcmchew
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desint

Belgium

2.25/5  rDev +23%

05-24-2013 13:02:23 | More by desint
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +50.3%

04-26-2013 22:24:43 | More by randylangford
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spycow

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev +23%

01-12-2013 03:37:02 | More by spycow
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woosterbill

Connecticut

1.7/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

On-tap into a Belle-Vue glass. My friend ordered this blindly, as the menu at the café just said "Kriek" without a brand. As soon as I saw the glass, I groaned for him. Based on my experience with their "gueuze" last year, there's no way this will be good.

A: Clean, brilliant ruby-red body under a soft, creamy, super-fine pink head. Great retention and lacing for a Kriek. Stunning.

S: Disgustingly sweet, artificial cherry-esque aroma. Reminds me of a 7-11 slurpee. F-ing awful.

T: Grossness - artificial gummy-worm sweetness, plasticky rancidness on the aftertaste. Just terrible.

M: Sticky, frothy, medium-bodied. Acceptable.

O: This beer is an abomination, and seeing it listed in the Lambic-Fruit category just makes me weep for all the Fou'Foune and Framboos that's getting its reputation sullied by this filth. This beer is why Belgians don't drink Lambic anymore, and it's a crying shame.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2012 13:42:39 | More by woosterbill
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

1.35/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

bought in the local liquor shop,for the lady, but taste some for the review.
Look: pours a nice clear reddish color with small head
smell: full of sugar and cherry
taste: sugar, sugar and some well hidden cherries. Thought this is supposed to be a cherry beer?
Mouthfeel: high carb, thin body
overall: sugar water with almost no cherries

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 07:08:32 | More by rvdoorn
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benfons

Belgium

1.3/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I'm tasting this with very low expectations, one of those extra sweet cherry beers from probably one of the worst kriek brewers in Belgium. We'll see (and taste)

A: Doesn't look too bad reddish-brown colour with a decent head.

S: smells like those very sweet cherry-yoghurts, and nothing else

T: A lot of sugars, almost no cherries, and a hint of a metallic taste

M: too sticky too be enjoyable

O: A bad brew too sweet, no cherries in the taste. Avoid avoid

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 21:43:32 | More by benfons
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ThaCreep

Belgium

1.85/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Nose very strong cherry (cherry juice fast is sickening and appears much too artificial) and the mouth that, in addition, is very sweet. The cherry syrup is obviously very present in the papillae and taste the lambic virtually undetectable. Beer is not surprisingly sweet while the final is a bit safer. Certainly refreshing but not a quality beer, just a product marketing to younger people.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 13:19:24 | More by ThaCreep
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Paddez

Belgium

1.25/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This was hands-down the most revolting brew I've had uptil now.

I was out with a friend yesterday and when sitting down at Café 'Den @t' at the Oude Markt I was amused to see that they had this on-tap, (actually i ordered it as being a Kriek Maxx, one of the other beer/alcopop manifestations on the market). Kriek Extra is a move of Brewery Belle-Vue to get the younger part of the Belgian population (who usually only drink lagers, wine and things as vodka-redbull) drink beer again. I knew this was going to be a sweet, and numbed down brew. especially since it came from Belle-Vue.
Nothing could've prepared me for what was coming.

Appearance: Intensely red colour, cristal clear and topped by a sticky, pink head. Pretty much what all people expect it to look like.

Smell: Well the smell already put me off as no other 'beer' has done before. Sickeningly sweet, sugar-coated cherries with some skunky aroma's. Very bubblegum-ish, syrupy and artificial.

Taste: This stuff actually tastes a lot worse than it smells still. It's hard to describe how bad this stuff actually is. It must be a bit like drinking a mix of over-due fruityoghurt, bad macro-lager and fermented cherry-syrup.

Mouthfeel & Drinkabillity: Mouthfeel is syrupy, cloying, sticky and low on carbonation, accentuating the horrible taste. Drinkabillity is abysmal

I had two sips and left the rest for the wasps, Don't EVER try this one. Not even for fun.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2005 17:52:42 | More by Paddez
Kriek Extra from Brasserie Belle-Vue
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