Lefebvre Belgian Kriek | Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Belgium
brasserielefebvre.be

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Phyl21ca on 11-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
21.24%
 
 
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2.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.03/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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3.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sherillc
3.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am not a kriek expert by any stretch of the imagination. I've only tried a few, but I did enjoy this one. It tastes like cherry soda with a hint of beer, but it was a yummy cherry soda with a hint of beer. :-) I would drink it again when I specifically feel like a fruity beverage (ie. Summer patio day). I didn't find it too sweet personally, but I opened it knowing it would be slightly sweet and that was what I was in the mood for. It seemed pretty well balanced and better/less sweet than the other krieks I have tried.

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Photo of Captain68
3.98/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.13/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy ruby red color with dense activity. Foamy pinkish 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with moderate lacing. Flavors of cherries, candy, medicinal, cranberries, and roasted grains. Tons of sugars, but quite pleasant, with low sharpness. Slick and smooth almost full body with prickly carbonation. Light finish, lingering sweet fruits with very faint roasted malts. Feels more like a cooler than a beer. For what it is supposed to be, the quality is decent. Good for sessions and very accessible for those who doesn't like beer. Better than the Newton, but very similar. Very tasty, with decent freshness. Overall average quality.

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Photo of stevoj
3.84/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very pleasant kriek. I’ve has some that have been too sweet, thiis is right on the money. Nice cherry aroma from the get-go, followed by a sweet flavor, almost like a cherry soda. Tingles on the palate, and nice body. A very delicious dessert beer.

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3.65/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.01/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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1/5  rDev -67.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle, from the 1/2 Meter of Beer (clever, that) mixed pack this appears in, here in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, medium pink-tinged reddish amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, cushy, and frothy pale pink head, which leaves some decent wide-spread spectral lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of semi-sweet candied cherry, gritty pale malt, a touch of sweet caramel, mild earthy yeast, and tame leafy, weedy hops. The taste is sugary cherry compote, grainy pale malt, subtle, yet indistinct savoury spice, more cherry in the form of children's cough syrup, faint mineral water, and weak earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is pretty low-key, barely producing any sort of edge whatsoever, the body a particular sort of medium weight, the kind where the fruity sugars duly dominate, with an attendant reserved smoothness. It finishes on the sweet side, the cherry candy essence still rather large and in charge, with a meek lingering graininess to keep it company.

A plain, if at the same time inoffensive version of the style, the cherry guest ingredient sort of becoming a sugary signpost to be avoided, to a certain degree. Anyways, drinkable enough, if you're ok with the sweeter side of Belgian fruit beer offerings.

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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3.06 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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