Corsendonk Dubbel Kriek
Brouwerij Corsendonk

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Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #609
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3.48 | pDev: 16.95%
Brouwerij Corsendonk
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JonnoWillsteed from England

2.06/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

L- Well it's certainly red! Much more red than brown as it happens. Very slight haze with small amount of sediment left in bottle. Pours with 3mm fine white head.
S- Woah mama, smells like cherry-ade. Nothing else gets through that.
T- OMG!, tastes like cherryade too. I desperately seek any beer malt/grain beer notes but they seem elusive for me. I get zero sense of the 8.5% ABV which is really unusual, it's just overwhelmed.
F- It feels sweet rather than rich. If this weren't a $$$ import (AND a buzz-useful 8.5%) I'd have given on this by now.
O- Well I've had krieks before over the years and had no recall of them being simply completely not right for me; maybe my palate has changed /IDK. ....

Mar 24, 2020
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ChrisCage from Canada

4.52/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a rustic cherry color with backgrounds of orange and tawny port. There is good clarity as well, complimenting the artistic looking lace that clings to the inside of the glass, along with the head, although thin overall, provides a dense, simple layer that coats the top of the liquid. Carbonation seems to be soft, with only a couple of lumbering columns rising to the top.....

S- Sweet, syrupy cherry dominates the nostrils, with complimenting aromas of fresh raspberry, queen Anne chocolate, hints of cherry coke and/or cream soda, nibs/twizzlers red licorice.....and the finish carries a slightly tart, lingering smell that is all of a fresh cherry tart dessert...yummy!

T- Oh this is quite wonderful on the palate flavorwise! The aforementioned aromas carry on, with fresh cherry/raspberry fruit showcasing itself right upfront, with softer tones of vanilla, chocolate, red licorice sweetness, hints of woodiness, homemade cherry jam, premium handcrafted cherry soda and Belgian funk right at the back of the mouth. The finish is actually quite clean, with a muted lingering alcoholic tinge.

M/O- Light to medium body, with Champagne like carbonation that is deceivingly plentiful, allowing the full flavors to hit the palate with a true whollop! The alcohol is superbly well hidden for 8.5%, with only a small zing at the finish. I find it very sociable and this holds up well with dessert or on its' own. Recommended!

Nov 18, 2018
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biboergosum from Canada

3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle - 8.5% ABV in the latest iteration. Very classic, sexy old-school presentation, I gotta say.

This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and fairly creamy ecru head, which leaves some stellar snow rime pattern lace around the glass as it slowly but surely subsides.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, cherry cough drops, cherry cordial, and cherry liqueur. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a bit of generic Belgian yeastiness, a fairly complex (yet at the same time paradoxically simple) cherry fruitiness (as in the aroma), and very little else.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back in its bored-seeming frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with nothing getting in the way of a swell time at this particular juncture. It finishes off-dry, the malt and cherry essences still redolent in their lingering stances.

Overall - this definitely comes across as proclaimed, which is a strong malty Belgian ale, flavoured with some sort of cherry adjunct. Well-flavoured, and rather easy to put back, given the aforementioned 17-proof booze quotient. Worthy of checking out, for an obvious plethora of reasons.

Sep 22, 2018
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josanguapo from Spain

3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Optimus Beer. In Grimbergen glass. Playing VThree. Not exactly a cross between a dubbel and a kriek but more a cherries ale with a fuller body than usual and without the sourness of lambics

Sep 03, 2017
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Marius from Netherlands

3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl bottle at home. Semi-hazy ruby pour with a thin white head. Nice cherry and honey smell. The taste is something else, though - too sweet, with notes of cherries, chemical additives and metal.

Nov 11, 2016
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SassaDog from Iceland

3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured in to a Corsendonk glass, deep red color and big pink head leaving nice lace down the glass. Very sweet cherry smell. Taste is extremely sweet, cherry , malt, molasses. Very unique taste, for some odd reason I like it because it reminds me of my favorite childhood candy :)

Aug 26, 2016
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

8,7% ABV.
Poured into tulip.
Pours hazy burgundy beerwith thick pinkish head, good retention.
Smell - way too sweet, cherry, cherry liquer.
Taste - sweet cherry, cherry stones, herbs.Cloying. Kind of medicinal. Perfume.
Syrupy medium body, soft carbo.
Not very good.

Mar 19, 2016
Corsendonk Dubbel Kriek from Brouwerij Corsendonk
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 14 ratings