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Brewed by Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Oud Beersel Kriek Lambic from Brouwerij Oud Beersel is a classic among Belgian beers. Created by adding whole fresh cherries to young lambic, which provides both seasoning and sparks another fermentation resulting in a product of great complexity. It has the acidity of champagne, the bouquet and delicate flavor of cherries, and balance of almondy dryness. Oud Beersel Kriek is the missing link between beer and wine.

DISCLAIMER: This is a special export version, initially made by Frank Boon, but it is continued by the new owners of Oud Beersel. It is different as it is pasteurised and some sugar was added, this to preserve the fruit flavour which normally disappear after 6 months. So if you had a Kriek from Oud Beersel, please check whether you had the "Oude Kriek" variant or the this version for export only.



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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2011
37.5cL bottle from 2002. Orange/red color and more carbonation than expected. Amazing aroma of grapefruit and cherry. Simply intense. Flavor is more sour than a bottle drunk about 2 years ago. The cherry still comes through. Wow, this has matured into something really special.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (536) - CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Pours murky pinkish purple with one finger of loose light purple head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is sour cherries, light funk, some vinous notes. (8/10) Taste is low to moderate sweet, moderate tart. (8/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation, off-dry tart finish. (4/5) Well, letís get this out of the way right away: itís probably not worth the price tag. That being said, itís a very good, very authentic kriek, if maybe very slightly sweeter than some non-export Belgian krieks Iíve had, like Mort Subite. Pretty similar to the Boon Kriek (and I suspect for good reason since it was apparently originally made by Boon). The cherry taste is neither cloying nor medicinal, making this a very pleasant drink. (16/20)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7261) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Dark maroon pour with a small soapy head. Acetic aroma. Sweet taste with plenty of cherry. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (201) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2015
375ml bottle shared. Pours dark purple with minimal head. Strong cherry smell but also kinda smells like a wine. Up front cherry flavor with dry clean finish. Delicious!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours an hazy red with no head, aroma of cherries, sugar, flavor of cherries, slightly acidic, medium bodied, easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5305) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Deep cherry red pour with pink head and lace. Aroma is large cherry with a touch of sour and light floral notes. Flavor is deep black cherry with a light touch of funk. A lot of sweetness and no hops. A light bodied fizzy beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6103) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2014
375 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good; a hazy amberish brown with off-white head that steadily dissipates into bubbly lacing. Smells solid; tart and a bit funky with a strong cherry presence that I like, but is a touch medicinal. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar.Hazy dark pink-red with white film. A little lactic then sweet cherry aroma, sweetish cherry taste. No carbonation, light body, long, sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Nice red with pinkish hues. Pleasant aroma of cherries and marzipan. Sweet and sourish flavor with cherries. Medium-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Wonderful kriek lambic, crystal light body gorgeous color, perfect balance of cherry flavor with sweet and sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
falco242 (304) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2014
This pours a ruby color from the bottle with a big foamy pink head...it looks fantastic. Smells of cherry and sweet oak, and you definitely get some tartness in there. The palate ends a bit dry and the oak gives it a strange finish but solid overall


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