Kriekbier | Brouwerij Liefmans

BA SCORE
89
very good
262 Ratings
KriekbierKriekbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Liefmans
Belgium
liefmans.be

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
262
Reviews:
194
Avg:
4
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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3.18/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heygeebee
3.12/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Deep red. Moderate head.
Smell of cough syrup, cherries, malts.
Taste is plain strange. Loads of syrup, cherry menthol, sweet, with a slight sour note. Still quite cloying.
Almost heavy bodied - like an English Strong Ale, BUT with light-ish carbonation.
A real mis-match, disjointed, and not for sour fans at all :-(

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Photo of hotsudge
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PorterPro125
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 750 mL Cork and Cage bottle

A- Pours a hazy Red-Brown (no wonder) that gets much lighter around the edges. Topped by a quickly dissipating 1 finger white head. Patchy lacing.

S- Maraschino cherries, slight hit of balsamic vinegar on the finish.

T- sour red cherries, red liquorice (twizzlers). Again, slight hit of balsamic vinegar on the finish.

M- Silky medium body and vibrant, but moderate carbonation.

O- As my first Kriek and Lambic, I must say that I was impressed. Sweet yet with a sour quality. Definitely not something that could be drunk in any excessive quantity but a great sipper for sure.

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Photo of emincems
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Euroglot
3.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMentair
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheGuruofall
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Satchboogie
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ela
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of josephwa
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Bill_Wylde
4.84/5  rDev +21%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Rickus
3.3/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of patre_tim
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

Reddish brown, no head just a white foam. Lots of carbonation, amber on the edges, like a stain glass window.

Cherries, balsamic vinegar, red liquorice.

Cherries, sour, red liquorice, cider vinegar, aged quality.

Medium body, smooth and mellow, medium low carbonation. Light dry finish.

This was the 2007 version of the beer, before the brewery changed hands. Drank in May, 2014 aged for 7 years in my brother's cellar. Awesome mellowing qualities added with the aging.

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Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of bird_soul
4.12/5  rDev +3%

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Kriekbier from Brouwerij Liefmans
4 out of 5 based on 262 ratings.
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