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Belle Vue Kriek - Brasserie Belle-Vue

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78
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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of SaunaKing
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.

SaunaKing, Feb 05, 2003
Photo of desint
1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of rvdoorn
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

rvdoorn, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of jayc333
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.

jayc333, Mar 24, 2006
Photo of pin
2/5  rDev -41.5%

pin, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of MattSweatshirt
2/5  rDev -41.5%

MattSweatshirt, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of BlackHaddock
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.

BlackHaddock, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of rastaman
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.

rastaman, Jul 22, 2002
Photo of Danny1217
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Danny1217, May 12, 2013
Photo of pipinmalikonj
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of adityashekhar
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

adityashekhar, Jun 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

wer3w01f, May 07, 2013
Photo of Jbennette
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Jbennette, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of stevoj
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

stevoj, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of jkball01
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

jkball01, May 13, 2013
Photo of warmstorage
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.

warmstorage, Apr 12, 2007
Photo of Fatehunter
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.

Fatehunter, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Ciocanelu, Jul 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Mar 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Sirre, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Anonmatel
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....

Anonmatel, Apr 28, 2004
Photo of mhewes
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.

mhewes, Apr 17, 2008
Photo of ThaCreep
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.

ThaCreep, Oct 01, 2010
Photo of jmatthew
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.

jmatthew, Oct 14, 2002
Photo of WVbeergeek
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.

WVbeergeek, Feb 18, 2003
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Belle Vue Kriek from Brasserie Belle-Vue
78 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.