Belle Vue Kriek - Brasserie Belle-Vue
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Reviews by norwichboy:
3.18/5 rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Utterly beautiful beer, with a perfect black cherry hue, red cherry when held to the light, and a large light pink creamy head that has excellent retention and lacing. The smell is very sweet, Love Heart-like confectionary, with sour notes - not clearly cherry from smell. On tasting it comes through more sour, quite tart. Again, the cherry is there but not particularly strong. I found the mouthfeel rather thin (oily) and flat. On swallowing it produces a fantastic long sour finish, which, together with the appearance is the real highlight of this beer for me.
Overall, I find myself with mixed feelings about this beer, great appearance and sour finish, but the aroma (in both smell and taste) is hard to get into. I'd much prefer an "unberried" lambic style.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2006 11:06:33 | More by norwichboy
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