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Hanssens Oude Kriek

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Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Dworp, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 790   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is the result of blending black cherries lambic of different ages followed by a second fermentation in the bottle. Storage is similar like geuze. All bottles are champagne corked and can be reserved, in normal conditions, for more than thirty years. It is obvious that an amazing taste evolution takes place.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (126) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
Pours clear red with very little head. Aromas of oak, sour, balsamic cherries, some yoghurt and some almost lime-like citrus notes. The taste is pretty tart and the cherry taste is very.. well, tart. More on rich, mineral, sour fruit than ripe fruit if you see what I mean. The mouthfeel is light, carbonation is light and the aftertaste is full and very drying in the end.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
poech73 (243) - BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
Vielle Kriek sans col ni effervescence fort portée sur l’acidité. Ici le fruit, bien que prépondérant dans les narines, s’estompe assez vite en bouche pour laisser la place à une acidité fort lactique, quasi vinaigrée. Cette acidité est tellement présente qu’elle supplante le maltage qui ne laisse quasi aucune trace en bouche. Les arômes de fût de chêne arrive en arrière bouche avec une âcreté certaine. Sensation de prune acidulée et vineuse.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tandembrauer (430) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours hazy red with thin pink head. Aroma of cherries, lemon, horse stable, hay, acetic, much brettanomyces. Taste extremely sour, vinegar, little fruit, little vanilla. Very long sour aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1565) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
Pours ruby red with minimal head Aromas of sour cherries, bicarbonate, sour grapes, hints of garden branches Taste has very nice cherry tones, very nice long sour finish but might have bit too much bicarbonate in theend

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (1003) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 37.5cl à la brasserie, couleur rouge rubis, pas de mousse n’i d’effervescence. Une bière avec une attaque sur la cerise acide et plus rien... Un défaut à l’ambouteillage ?

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Renobob (1084) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 37,5cl. Couleur rubis foncé, pas d'effervescence. Acidité très marquée. Pas mon style de biere du tout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2008) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
February 28, 2015. Bottle at home, marked Lot H.
Deep red with a small frothy, quickly dissipating, pink head. Aroma is tart cherries, cherry pits, vinegar, wood, leather. Taste is very dry tart with cherries, vinegar, vanilla and wood. Finish is lasting dry acidic with fruity notes. Medium bodied, sofft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wojciechianna (138) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Red color, no head. Aroma of wine and homemade cherry juice, with a hint of funky aroma. Tastes very dry and sour, paralyzes tongue. Unique beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taxee (5) - - JAN 7, 2015 does not count
Very sour, a slight metallic taste. Almost like a raspberry wine. Probably a zero IBU ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1532) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle at tuulensuu, tampere. Aroma is sour berries, cherries, stables. Nice sour taste, berries, cherries, some earthy notes.


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