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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 09-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,897
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
92
pDev:
18.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy ruby reddish orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big juicy and lightly tart/tangy red/black cherries, strawberry, plum, red apple, red grape, fruit skin/pits, almond, candi sugar, wheat, bread, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of cherries, fruity yeast, and malt/sugar sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big juicy and lightly tart/tangy red/black cherries, strawberry, plum, red apple, red grape, fruit skin/pits, almond, candi sugar, wheat, bread, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness and fruit tang on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy/tart/tangy red/black cherries, strawberry, plum, red apple, red grape, fruit skin/pits, almond, candi sugar, wheat, bread, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, fruity yeast, and malt/sugar sweetness; with a nice malt/tart/tangy balance, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from fruit tang/tartness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/syrupy/tangy/tannic mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.2%. Overall this was an excellent sweetened fruit lambic. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, fruity yeast, and malt/sugar sweetness; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly tart/tangy finish. Tastes like a cherry cobbler dessert as a beer. Lots of authentic jammy cherry fruit presence with balanced sweetness. Not as funky on the yeast as some others I've had, but it was really enjoyable all around.

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4.43/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pokal.
The appearance was a nice looking bright purple to amber glossy look to it. Some light carbonation could be seen rising at a good pace to fill a foamy finger's worth of white head. Adequate foamy lace ran here and there.
The aroma had mainly a sweet cherry character up front with an ever so slight grassiness at the end. As much as I liked this for me, I have to admit, there wasn't much else.
The flavor was definitely sweet all of the way through with a fair aftertaste of the cherry.
The mouthfeel was just a hair under medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt pretty good, somewhat low. ABV felt pretty spot on. Slight acceptable stickiness just before the finish.
Overall, very well done "kriek" lambic well worthy of having again.

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4.18/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.57/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the ancient bottle (possibly from 2011), it pours a nice cherry red with virtually no head, just a few bubbles coming up. The smell is cherry The taste is cherry soda. Nice, but I get very little sour. My wife, however, enjoys it!

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Photo of mishi_d
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Captain68
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
3.61/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A bottle from a beer store in Eilat.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kiro
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.24/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black cherry red from this bottled on February 19th 2013 black wrapped caged and corked bottle.

Big sweet cherry smell maybe some wheat.

All cherries in the taste. 99% sweet, 1% tart.

Lovely Belgian fruit beer, which I have a definite bias for. Take that into account.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.17/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.06/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anze
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shilnikoff
4.23/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 250 ml | Batch # PRKR 0813A | Best before end of 08-2017 | Bar code 5 411081 000257
Current design of labels is different from presented on site | Served in chalice glassware

Appearance: Dark, Bright Cherry when highlighted | Almost no foam and bubbles
Smell: Cherry compote
Taste: Light, Cherry (Beer contains 25 % of natural cherry juice), Semi Sweet and Sour
Mouthfeel: Fizzy, Sharp a bit, Semi Sweet and Sour
Overall: Very nice Kriek Lambic as expected from Van Honsebrouck

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Photo of meangreenc
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JamLand
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flashback #266

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Photo of der_meister
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a big cherry nose with just a touch of tartness. Pours brilliant cherry color like a cherry wine under a ¼” pink tinted foam cap. Big cherry palate leaning towards the sweet side but just enough tartness to keep it from being cloying or falling into the soda pop category. Light, effervescent, refreshing, easy to drink but a little too sweet for my tastes.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of desint
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of swgwilt
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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St. Louis Premium Kriek from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 92 ratings
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