Le Kriek Noir | New Belgium Brewing

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4.08/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Authentic Lambic Kriek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel blended with foeder-aged dark sour and matured in our original wine barrels

Added by Britt on 12-21-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of mynie
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at their Fort Collins brewery, where apparently it is not longer considered retired.

The name does not deceive--it's very dark for a kriek, although still very clearly a cherry beer.

The aroma is medium tart, with a nice balance between the sour fruit and the smoothing, lightly bittersweet grain. The flavor is likewise quite solid, with light cherry smoothness throughout, a grainy back end, and a linger fruit finish.

This is a quite good American kriek. Even if it's not quite up to the level of the best Belgian iterations of the style, it's still worth the price of admission.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Le Kriek Noir from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 4 ratings