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Felix Kriek

Formerly brewed at Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
No commercial description

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rauchbier (3803) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2003
Bottle. GBBF2003 (kriek tasting session). Well over ten years old. Bronze brown with a slight haze, thin brown head and moderate condition. Fruity nose with sweet cherry, cherry skins and a prune note that develops with warming. More cherry in the mouth along with caramel and a balancing dry bitter almond flavour. Long dry finish with hints of mouldy cherry skins. Not the finest non-lambic Kriek Ive ever had, but until I find another Crombe Kriek this comes close to perfection.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
Bottle at GBBF 05. We had lots of discussion on this, as the bottle we had was a 1992 vintage of the oud kriek, brewed by a different manufacturer to later versions. By all accounts, this is the optimal version, and I certainly enjoyed it. Ruddy, sherry colouring, with a small head. Smells wonderful: sweet, cakey, icing sugar, fruity, marzipan, cherry. Flavour is all of the above, with a small lambic bump near the finish. Predominantly sweet, with only the one noticeable sour moment. Absolutely delicious. Good balance, good flavours. A real highlight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
traPISSED (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 12, 2012
1972 vintage bottle at home. This was closed with only a cork and is one of the original unsweetened bottles that used to be produced until the 1980s. Label reads "Felix Kriek Speciaal". It had held up extremely well considering it’s 40 years old! Reminded me of Rodenbach Grand Cru crossed with Goudenband. The cherry profile had mostly disappeared, however there where hints of the fruit throughout. The sourness was strong and certainly equal to the Rodenbach. Carbonation was low but even when new im guessing it was low as the cork was not clamped down or caged but just put in like a bottle of wine. Possibly the best conditioned vintage beer I’ve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 Vintage 1975@Kulminator. Leathery aroma, sweet, light berries. Golden red, small floaties. Still quite fruity - cherries in spirits, leathery, nutty. Plenty of sweetness left. Smooth mouthfeel. Light horseblanket exhaling. Wonderfull. (rating from the older bottle) Bottled, vintage 1992 @ Akkurat Quite a bit cherry, citus,wood, a hint of blue cheese. Quite sweet, sugar and fruit Full oily body Sweet exit Bordaux color, no head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 10, 2008
vintage 1975 @ Kulminator: Cloudy reddish brown with nice lasting head. Strong aroma of ripe fruit, wood, red berries and spices. Flavour is sweet with beautiful long sour finish with dryness. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2665) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2003
GBBF 2003, bottle: Big sweet cherries wafting up immediately - like candy or cherry jello, but with class. Auburn color and a foamy head. Sugary, sweet and syrupy, but balanced by the sourness at the back of the tongue. Thick body, but a short profile. Warming, round body and full mouth feel. Good balance for this beer. "Leaves a carpet of malt in the middle of the tongue", says Lorenzo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2004 [1975 vintage] Very sour and pleasant. This is definately the best of the three vintages I have tried. The others have been too sweet. Complex sour natural cherry aroma and flavour.Rating: 4.1 --------&# vintage] Too sweet and unbalanced. Deserves a quite low rating .--------& or 1990 vintage] Reddish brown coloured. Quite sweet. Not refreshing anymore. I think it was slightly too old. It had some of this characteristic "too old"-flavour that you find in very old beer. Rating 6-3-6-3-12 (3.0)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
Felix Ouderaards Kriekbier, Akkurat, Stockholm; Vintage ~1990, 16 years old
Clean color, mahogany; almost no foam. Strong aroma of cherries, cherry kernels, some malt, kirsch, spicy cookies; the aroma is developing and transforming! Almost still; velvety mouthfeel, some sweetness, cherries and cherry kernels fruitness, a touch of vinegar sourness. The final is not bitter enough, but quite sweet, too simple, with some old wood character. Minimum signs of age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2003
I think that is the right one - brewery closed five years ago. had this on a tutored kriek tasting at the GBBF 2003. Bottle from 1989. Great cherry, sweet, woody and blueberry nose. Hazelnutbrown, ruby with a little layer of a head. Sweet like candy sugar first , sour in the back. Almond and like a moisty forest flavour, long aftertaste, short body, beer is quenching. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Soft brown color that glows red yet at the same time is kind of dull. Lots of cherries in the nose with some chocolate and other dark fruit. Light carmel tasting with heavy cookie to start out. Cherries are well balanced with the sugary cookieness. I like it but some more sourness could help

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