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Hanssens Oude Kriek

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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 743   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (568) - ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Ariel. Hazy red-ruby color with a small pinky head. Aroma - funky and sour with cherries. Taste - sour, cherries, berries, green apples, wood. Medium-bodied. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (1380) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Oude kriek with thin, off-white head and deep brownish red colour, hazy. Very funky aroma, lots of horseblanket, flowers, sherry, wet hay and obviously sour cherries. Sour onset, bit vinegar-like, lots of fresh sour cherries, funky, complex, woody and refreshing with a meaty hint of horse steak. An earthy and different example of its style, but I’m sure its funkiness will not be to anyone’s liking, not even those in favour of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1120) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Alhoewel ik de oude geuze van Hanssens lekkerder vindt dan die van Oud Beersel, is het bij de oude kriek net andersom, deze was niet zo goed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2595) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottled. Pours red with a large, pink head. Aroma of wood, cherries, barnyard notes, brett and citrus. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. A very nice and crisp Kriek.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (634) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2014
Couleur rouge sombre, très légère mousse rose. Nez cerise, note de vinaigre, alumette brulée. Gout cerises, vinaigré, acidulé, avec bonne astringence, fin bien aigre. Un peu aqueuse

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (866) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Red. Pink head. Aroma of old wine and cherries. Very complex taste with sour cherries. Dry mouthfeel. Wonderfully refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1623) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2014
A red beer with a weak and blond head. The nose is strongly sour and naturally cherry, lether, earthyness and some grapes. Taste is strongly sour, vinegar, mild cherries, some lether. The end is slightly sticky and sourness is strong in the mouth. Medium bodied, fresh. Strongly sour with mild cherries.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (871) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Flaska 37 cl hos Johan L. (några år gammal, noterade ej årgång). Hallon och körsbär i doft. Pigga bär. Rubinröd. Första klunken är som vanligt brutal men Hanssen. Skarp syra men lite ättika. Blir bättre när man vänjer sig. Ganska tunn.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (737) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2014 0,375l fles gedeeld met nikos, robijnroodzonderr schuim. Geur is kersen, muffig stoffige zolder. Smaak is ook kersen met bloed sinasappel en citroenzuur doet ook erg denken aan zure rode.bessen. Mooie volle Body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (740) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
375ml bottle. Hazy red body with a small pink head. Vinegar, cherries, wood, lemon and apples. A nice balance between sweet and sour.


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