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Belle Vue Kriek - Brasserie Belle-Vue

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79
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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 17.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Belle-Vue visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-25-2002)
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of devlishdamsel
4.23/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rarely would I ever review off memory, especially after reading the site guidelines. However if something really strikes my fancy palate wise I do believe i have an impeccable palate memory in that situation. This brew is no exception. Sadly it is no longer available in my area, which makes me pine it/crave it even more. I have tried many Krieks since and not been impressed. Most are way too dry and remind me of sour cherries gone wrong, or are much to sweet and can only be made palatable by mixing them with sparkling wine and citrus ( which if you ask me is just wrong).
Bellevue had a very wonderful light head. I dare say this brew was perfect for the summer days I consumed it on. The perfect amount of tartness vs sweetness ( and this goes for most fruit based lambic style beers as well). There was absolutely no aftertaste or lingering on the palate either. If you have this beverage available in your area I strongly suggest you try it!

Photo of Maakun
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Colour is dark pink, almost red. Light pink head that leaves a small layer.

Smell is cherry jam, very sweet, icing sugar, pink bubblegum. Smells a little artificial to me, not enough beer in here.

Taste is very sweet at first, the cherries taste more like candy than like real cherries. Then a nice tartness and very light bitterness. Aftertaste is again slighty sour with a hint of malts.

Mouth is medium, the sweetness makes it nice and round. Medium carbonation. Quite pleasant but nothing special either.

I can quite enjoy a kriek, but this one is more for drinking at parties than for slowly enjoying it at home. There's a lot worse kriek out there, but this still feels artificial and candy-like.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.7/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of nsheehan
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of pin
2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of BelgiumBob
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Jose9e
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Keegan
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of shigg85
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle of this at a Thai restaurant in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Poured into a Belle-Vue tulip glass. Cherries is the key word for this strange carbonated lambic brew. The scent of cherries is a bit overpowering, but definitely not unpleasant. The head on this brew was beautiful to look at, rosy in hue and leaving a thin, delicate lacing around the glass, bubbling up in the middle as a good Belgian beer should. However, the carbonation in this was a bit much for me, feeling more like cream soda than a beer. The flavor, too, while it was definitely cherry, was a bit too sour and not really resembling a beer (even for a lambic). Overall, this is a tasty cherry drink that would go over well with those who don't like the taste of standard brews. However, when it comes to fruit beers and lambics, I know other brands I will choose again over this. Tasty though...

Photo of flyingpig
3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A deep, dark red colour with a thin and bubly, white head that is just under a centimetre tall and has average retention.

Sweet cherry smelling with lots of sugar and a slight bit of sourness, although the najority of the aroma comes from the cherries.

Again a sweet cherry taste with some syrup and sugar but like the smell there is not a lot else here really. A little too sweet and overpowering but not a terrible taste.

Light bodied and as expected, very sweet tasting with a sticky smooth finish.

Nice and sweet to begin with but after a while it gets a little bit too sugary and sickening, I imagine half a pint of this would have been a more appropriate amount to try.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Douberd
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured, from a 300 ml bottle. A 2 finger head, disappeared almost completely after half a minute. Lacing on the glass is minimal.
Bright red colour, that of a cherrie juice, minimal bubbles.
Strong sweet smell of sour cherries.
Taste is also of sour cherries, but much more artificial than the aroma was. Also, a bit of corn (?)
Thin bodied as expected, little carbonation.

I would like it a bit more sweet, as a fruity beer, but not that bad after all.

Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Ruby red with pint tints-perfectly clear with a distinct fluffy white head.

Overall-An attractive beer which I think has a very nice balance between sweet and sour which gives this beer high drinkability. Not a lot of complexity present but definitely has some wild yeast funk.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Belle Vue Kriek from Brasserie Belle-Vue
79 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.