Kriek Extra | Brasserie Belle-Vue

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Kriek ExtraKriek Extra

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Brasserie Belle-Vue

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Paddez on 07-17-2005

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev +93.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinivini
2.87/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.88/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Color beautiful, clear, cherry.
Foam in white broken delicate pink.
Aromas of cherry, of course, guilty, dry, acidic. Sensible delicate flavor seeds and candied sugar.
On the taste was a little disappointed, there is no accents, unfortunately, guilty, dryness, acidity, and only slightly sweet cherry compote. It's fun but it's probably not the point.
Gentian delicate, dry, stone, also very short.
Saturation high or adequate.
Alcohol is not noticeable, because if what we feel is only 4.1%.
Good Kriek, just a pity that it is more compote and no beer.

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Photo of RMentair
2.75/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nothing to get excited about. Try the "regular" Belle Vue kriek, it's (much) better.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev +80.4%

Photo of dcmchew
1.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of desint
2.25/5  rDev +16%

Photo of randylangford
2.75/5  rDev +41.8%

Photo of spycow
2.25/5  rDev +16%

Photo of woosterbill
1.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

On-tap into a Belle-Vue glass. My friend ordered this blindly, as the menu at the café just said "Kriek" without a brand. As soon as I saw the glass, I groaned for him. Based on my experience with their "gueuze" last year, there's no way this will be good.

A: Clean, brilliant ruby-red body under a soft, creamy, super-fine pink head. Great retention and lacing for a Kriek. Stunning.

S: Disgustingly sweet, artificial cherry-esque aroma. Reminds me of a 7-11 slurpee. F-ing awful.

T: Grossness - artificial gummy-worm sweetness, plasticky rancidness on the aftertaste. Just terrible.

M: Sticky, frothy, medium-bodied. Acceptable.

O: This beer is an abomination, and seeing it listed in the Lambic-Fruit category just makes me weep for all the Fou'Foune and Framboos that's getting its reputation sullied by this filth. This beer is why Belgians don't drink Lambic anymore, and it's a crying shame.


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Photo of rvdoorn
1.4/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

bought in the local liquor shop,for the lady, but taste some for the review.
Look: pours a nice clear reddish color with small head
smell: full of sugar and cherry
taste: sugar, sugar and some well hidden cherries. Thought this is supposed to be a cherry beer?
Mouthfeel: high carb, thin body
overall: sugar water with almost no cherries

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Photo of benfons
1.35/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I'm tasting this with very low expectations, one of those extra sweet cherry beers from probably one of the worst kriek brewers in Belgium. We'll see (and taste)

A: Doesn't look too bad reddish-brown colour with a decent head.

S: smells like those very sweet cherry-yoghurts, and nothing else

T: A lot of sugars, almost no cherries, and a hint of a metallic taste

M: too sticky too be enjoyable

O: A bad brew too sweet, no cherries in the taste. Avoid avoid

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Photo of ThaCreep
1.89/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Nose very strong cherry (cherry juice fast is sickening and appears much too artificial) and the mouth that, in addition, is very sweet. The cherry syrup is obviously very present in the papillae and taste the lambic virtually undetectable. Beer is not surprisingly sweet while the final is a bit safer. Certainly refreshing but not a quality beer, just a product marketing to younger people.

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Photo of Paddez
1.29/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This was hands-down the most revolting brew I've had uptil now.

I was out with a friend yesterday and when sitting down at Café 'Den @t' at the Oude Markt I was amused to see that they had this on-tap, (actually i ordered it as being a Kriek Maxx, one of the other beer/alcopop manifestations on the market). Kriek Extra is a move of Brewery Belle-Vue to get the younger part of the Belgian population (who usually only drink lagers, wine and things as vodka-redbull) drink beer again. I knew this was going to be a sweet, and numbed down brew. especially since it came from Belle-Vue.
Nothing could've prepared me for what was coming.

Appearance: Intensely red colour, cristal clear and topped by a sticky, pink head. Pretty much what all people expect it to look like.

Smell: Well the smell already put me off as no other 'beer' has done before. Sickeningly sweet, sugar-coated cherries with some skunky aroma's. Very bubblegum-ish, syrupy and artificial.

Taste: This stuff actually tastes a lot worse than it smells still. It's hard to describe how bad this stuff actually is. It must be a bit like drinking a mix of over-due fruityoghurt, bad macro-lager and fermented cherry-syrup.

Mouthfeel & Drinkabillity: Mouthfeel is syrupy, cloying, sticky and low on carbonation, accentuating the horrible taste. Drinkabillity is abysmal

I had two sips and left the rest for the wasps, Don't EVER try this one. Not even for fun.

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Kriek Extra from Brasserie Belle-Vue
1.94 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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