St. Louis Kriek | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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81
good
160 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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St. Louis KriekSt. Louis Kriek
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 11-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
17%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hotsudge
2.99/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mcpat1993
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall very tasty

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Photo of der_meister
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bnes09
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark ruby hazy appearance. Clean, mild funk and cherry aroma. Moderate tartness. Sweet red and black cherries. Moderate funk. Well balanced. Super dry feel.

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Photo of vrtx64
4.48/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this beer is far better than the reviews. Nice cherry sweetness, lacks a bit in the nose, but very solid. A little bit of funk in aroma, which is appealing. Dark figgy color. Sour cherries. Funky aftertaste. I like this a lot.

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Photo of life_of_agony
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of igl
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jrfehon33
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scxcrunner
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tomb_ride
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DougT
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeranbrews
3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - ruby crystal clear and red. Low limbic head 3.75

S - cherry. Cough syrup. Jolly ranchers. Sweet but with out the bacterial limbic smells 3.25

T - sweet but not enough sour. 3

M - syrupy low abv. 3

O - desert beer. Needs to be paired with dark chocolate. 3

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Photo of badgustav
4.48/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fine lambic, excellent bitterness balanced by the cherry.

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Photo of Vylo
4.41/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber lambic with light, almost no head, smells of sweet cherries.

This is one of the sweetest lambics I have ever had. I can't emphasize enough how sweet it is. Super sweet. I kind of like it, but I can see it being off putting if you aren't ready for the overload of cherry.

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Photo of Zstets
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

not all kriek has to be super lacto heavy and old and acidic, and i think for the more jammy and approachable examples of the style, this one is pretty good. i also think i like it best of their fruited beers i have had. the color is dark dark red, bright still too though, like black cherries or something, none of the candy apple or fire engine shade, this is far darker. not much head on it, although the carbonation i very very lively like a soda. the smell is sweet for sure, but the fruit is really dominant and authentic so i almost dont mind it. i think its hard to drink a lot of, because the taste is very sweet too, but its low abv and genuine cherry taste are both flattering to it. not medicinal at all, and despite what others say, there is a wild ale tang to this, maybe not heavy acidic like some of the other belgian krieks, but its a more accessible version of the style than most any out there. say what you want about this beer, but i dont think its meant to be compared to the lou pepes of the world. for what it is, its really nicely done, llots and lots of depth. it also makes a hell of a pate, and a compote type condiment. i respect this more than others i think.

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Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gonzo000
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a bottle dated 2012/09/25. The pour was nice, not much head that disappeared completely. Classic reddish color with a tinge of brown. Sour on the smell. Taste is great - sour to sweet to sour on the finish. Quite enjoyable. Feel is good, might need more carbonation. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Moose90
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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St. Louis Kriek from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.53 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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