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Belle Vue Kriek - Brasserie Belle-Vue

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78
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175 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Belle-Vue visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-25-2002)
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SaunaKing

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

When i uncorked, yep uncorked this sucka, I was hit with a powerful cherry smell - this could have been a cherry liquer, never mind beer.
It's a rich, dark red colour and even the head has a bit of red to it.

Kriek has a quite sour taste, like a really cheap over-carbonated cherry cola.

Very nasty. The worst tasting beer I can remember.

02-05-2003 20:12:44 | More by SaunaKing
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desint

Belgium

1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

05-24-2013 13:02:00 | More by desint
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

1.78/5  rDev -48%

look: the beer pours a nice deep red colour with a nice not long lasting head.
Smell: vinegar and candy cherries
taste: sweet sweet cherries, almost like the candy ones you give to children.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, sticky and syrupy.
Overall: this beer is too sweet,unbalanced, lacks all sourness and bitterness in the taste. Tastes like cherry soda, avoid

07-03-2011 06:51:06 | More by rvdoorn
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jayc333

Ontario (Canada)

1.83/5  rDev -46.5%

Pours a dark ruby red with a lace of bubbly off-white head. A few bubbles rise to the top rapidly.

Cherries? Not in the smell. Sour grapes with a dank character. Not too pleasant at all.

Nasty metallic taste upfront. Getting past that, sour grapes are still present. Reminds me a lot like one of those gross "just add water" wines.

Fizzy in the mouth. Not unlike carbonated water.

I must have gotten a bad bottle. There is no excuse for this stuff. I want my $3.25 back.

03-24-2006 01:11:46 | More by jayc333
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pin

Australia

2/5  rDev -41.5%

08-16-2012 04:45:39 | More by pin
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

2/5  rDev -41.5%

11-19-2011 03:33:46 | More by MattSweatshirt
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.05/5  rDev -40.1%

Brown 25cl bottle of 4.3% ABV, poured into a Westmalle chalice.

Cherry red in colour, pink collar and lacing, a thin covering also sat on top of the body at first.

Weak aroma for a kriek, not your normal 'in your face' cherry smell.

Sweet and syrup sweet, not a mans kriek at all, kids and sweet toothed females only.

Very un-impressed. Mass produced and you can tell.

01-24-2010 20:59:29 | More by BlackHaddock
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.1/5  rDev -38.6%

I liked the appearance, deep red cherry colour, with pinky white head which lasts. After that, its downhill, very sweet aroma of cherries, really one dimentionally sweet, i'd like it if their was some asertive tart sourness, but we'll never see that happen.

07-22-2002 17:05:37 | More by rastaman
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Danny1217

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

05-12-2013 08:37:40 | More by Danny1217
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

11-21-2013 11:46:03 | More by pipinmalikonj
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adityashekhar

India

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

06-16-2013 10:50:24 | More by adityashekhar
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wer3w01f

Russian Federation

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

05-07-2013 09:17:54 | More by wer3w01f
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Jbennette

Germany

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

07-06-2014 08:23:16 | More by Jbennette
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stevoj

Idaho

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

03-18-2012 17:54:59 | More by stevoj
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jkball01

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

05-13-2013 16:04:03 | More by jkball01
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warmstorage

California

2.58/5  rDev -24.6%

1,19 euro for 33cl bottle, corked and caged, at a supermarket in Brussels. Bottle states 5.1%, "minimum 9% fruit." Heh.

Appear: medium to bright red, foamy pink medium dense head, moderate lacing.

Taste and aroma and mouth are all basically the same: creamy, fizzy, cherry candy sugary soda pop. Hints at tangy and sour, but just barely so, and is more like carbonated robitussin. Oddly harsh given the sweetness and soda-like character.

Not as sour as a traditional, true lambic, but not as sugary sweet as Lindemans, and way too much like cherry soda for my tastes.

Overall, it's drinkable, but when it's hot or you're camping, so are a lot of things. Fizzy, syrupy, sugar alcoholpop.

04-12-2007 03:49:28 | More by warmstorage
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Fatehunter

Oregon

2.7/5  rDev -21.1%

Poured into a flute glass. Reddish hue with a red tinted finger of head.
It smells like bread and faintly of cherry.
It has a sweet taste overall, candy cherry too.
Medium body, moderate carbonation. Crisp texture.
Okay, but there are better Krieks out there.

09-23-2012 02:38:24 | More by Fatehunter
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Ciocanelu

Romania

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

07-18-2013 19:59:33 | More by Ciocanelu
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

03-13-2014 06:27:36 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Sirre

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

01-15-2014 20:45:41 | More by Sirre
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Anonmatel

Australia

2.78/5  rDev -18.7%

When i poured this beer it looked great, with it's foamy creamy looking head, slight carbonation, and deep red colours, but after that it went downhill, call me on this one, but i'm a firm believer in the fact that cherries and beer don't go together. I know i'm biased, but i'm allowed to be....

04-28-2004 11:54:21 | More by Anonmatel
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mhewes

Colorado

2.78/5  rDev -18.7%

A : Pours red with a pink head

S : Cherry and sweet

T : Extremely sweet and syrupy. Definitely taste the cherry but way too sweet

M : Highly carbonated

D : Not one I could drink again. Way too sweet and syrupy to enjoy. Would probably be good to use to introduce a BMC drinker to a lambic.

04-17-2008 01:19:35 | More by mhewes
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ThaCreep

Belgium

2.85/5  rDev -16.7%

Too pronounced nose of cherries, no acidity in the body and very sweet, on the edge of syrupy. However, mouth a little cardboard as if beer was blocked. If the finish is naturally low in terms of bitterness and balance, there is however a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. For creating this beer, it was probably used an extremely young lambic to be less harsh on the palate.

10-01-2010 13:53:18 | More by ThaCreep
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jmatthew

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -16.7%

Attractive warm brownish-pink in appearance with a wimpy off-pink head that fizzles out immediately. Smells blatantly of cherries. Taste is surprisingly less sweet in the front than expected, more of a beer flavor in the middle; finishes with a slightly sour note and some lingering oakiness. Well carbonated. Teeters somewhere between a sweet dessert beer and a mild session beer, which I found rather unappealing. I would rather it lean more definitively one way or the other, the indecisive nature made it a little difficult to drink. At the end of the bottle, not a bad thirst quencher but left something to be desired.

10-14-2002 08:50:39 | More by jmatthew
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.9/5  rDev -15.2%

Had this on draft at the Esplanade Bier Market in Toronto, and I have to say that it pours an exquisitely ruby red, with an off white pink head. Very thick full foam head, with a heavy lace lining the glass. Aroma is very sweet cherry nose with a mellow sourness from a citrusy background. A full flavored cherry taste that brings you back to the days when you were sipping on some cherry Kool Aid. The presence of sweet barley malt is also present. A very good dessert beer, that is popular with the ladies it won my girl's heart. Drinkable when it comes to taste, but very sweet I couldn't consume too many. Overall, for a better representation of the lambic go for a Lindeman's, it is so much better to me.

02-18-2003 10:51:32 | More by WVbeergeek
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Belle Vue Kriek from Brasserie Belle-Vue
78 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.