Kriek Brut
Brouwerij Liefmans

Kriek BrutKriek Brut
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From:
Brouwerij Liefmans
 
Belgium
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #487
ABV:
6%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,661
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 11.74%
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
748
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 22, 2023
Added:
May 04, 2005
Wants:
  64
Gots:
  98
Formerly known as Liefmans Kriek and Cuvée - Brut.

Liefmans Kriek-Brut is a fresh mature blend which matures over a year and a half, allowing the flavors of wood and almond to become more complex and intense. Kriek-Brut is also a treat to the eye, with its deep brown-red hue, and bold but elegant collar. This luxurious beer balances pure accents with the lightly sweet and gently sour nature of cherries.
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Ratings by festizio:
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Rated by festizio from California

4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 22, 2023
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Rated by Ubrewty

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Delicious beer, sour and cherry flavour but balanced and refined overall.
Oct 07, 2022
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle from House of Trembling Madness, York (£2.85):
Deep, dark raspberry to purple but almost looking murky brown at first glance; the head is a pink-white colour made of fine bubbles that holds well. The nose is strong with raspberry & cherry dominating with faint biscuit & sugar towards the end. It's very similar with the taste, mainly raspberry & cherry, woke tart & sweet fruits then a slightly zesty finish. Some alcohol shows & its well carbonated with a good balance despite not being overly complex.
Jul 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Nov 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Noelito76 from New York

Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Apr 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
375 ml green corked and caged "champagne" bottle, wrapped in red paper, as Liefmans Cuvée Brut, will soon be available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.0%. Dark red beer, large pinkish-peachy head. Strong and intense aroma of cherries, also notes of almonds and marzipan. The flavour is cherries all the way, medium sweet, not "brut" by any stretch of the mind. At least it is somewhat drier than Liefmans Fruitesse. Just a hint of hops and oak in the finish. Quite good, if you like cherries (and who doesn’t?), and don’t expect a "normal" beer flavour.
Mar 21, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bought this marvelous beer at a grocery store in Richmond, VA over Christmas break - my last beer from that trip!

Pours a beautiful purplish brown color with with a nice purple-pink initial head and good lacing. Very pleasantly fragrant smell of dark cherries. Flavors of cassis, lemon candy, hint of vanilla and oak. Enjoyed it very much with this evening’s dinner!
Mar 12, 2021
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.84/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise. Stamped 04/2025 on the top.
A: Pours a dark brown with ruby amber hue around the edges with backlighting and a 1/4 inch light tan head which quickly recedes.
S: Interesting combination of fresh and dried cherries. Oak, berries, and hints of vinegar and sugar.
T: Wow! Such a smooth and layered, even complex, cherry note from the blending. At times fresh cherry and other times dried cherries. Oak tannins, berries, and subtle malt sugar and super subtle vinegar, warming spice, and vanilla.
M: Medium body. Cherry and berry sweetness with mildly dry oak tannins. Vinous and slightly juicy feel. Lingers and matures beautifully on the palate.
D: Stupendous for style! Such a wonderful surprise! Seek it out if you can. Simply outstanding.
Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a reddish brown color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is cherries. Taste is a tangy with a strong cherry flavour. Crisp and dry.
Nov 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Nov 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.93 by beerrat from Virginia

Oct 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by unclekeith from Alaska

Sep 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by Robertas from Lithuania

May 10, 2020
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Reviewed by Kgoldsbe from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The strength of this beer is the result of solid blending to achieve just the right balance of funk and cherry. The bruin base is not over malted, as the slight sweet comes from the cherries.
Mar 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by MacStinson from Michigan

Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Nofoba

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 330ml bottle. It has a brownish ruby red body, with a small off-white head.

It has a sweet aroma of fermented cherries, but with slightly unpleasant cattiness.

The taste is sour, with restrained cherry sweetness. The cattiness comes out again in the aftertaste.

Generally I really enjoy cherry beers, but I don't think this is the best example of its style. Nevertheless it's perfectly drinkable.
Oct 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Oct 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Oct 13, 2019
Kriek Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 748 ratings