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

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RATINGS: 829   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.


DavefromChicago's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2003
I was expecting less than I got here, not being a fan of sourpus, dry geueze and lambic. But this kriek is sweeter and more mellow than Cantillon, which for me is good. The brew pours a nice amber with a definite reddish hue. Very prett, with delicate carbonation and a good, fizzy head, that eventually diminishes. I smell woody, cheesy, cherries with maybe a dirty sock and a used band-aid thrown in. Lotsa cherry flavor, surprising maltiness and hints of mint and herbs. Though sweet, there is a distinctly, sour lambic squeeze of acidity about midway through and into the finish. This is a nice lambic for folks like me who get a stomachache thinking about Cantillon, and love Flanders sour red ales.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (701) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle. Nice red color and pretty head. Aroma of cherries, funky, wine vinegar. Taste is medium to strong sour, dry and light sweet. Flavor os cherries, leather, barnyard, lemon and vinegar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1535) - USA - MAR 6, 2016
Drunk from 375 cl bottle bought from Malting Pot in Brussels. Tart, fruity dark red kriek. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2133) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2016
375ml bottle. Red colour, pink foam head and aroma of cherry fruit, citrus rind, barnyard. Taste is sour cherry, grain, vinegar, lemon rind, barnyard notes. Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, tangy tart sour finish. Nicely drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2016
Hanssens Artisinal’s Oude Kriek 6% Pouring an orange rose with a sour cherry, lightly oaky and earthy funkiness in the aroma. Smells like it’ll be interesting. Oaky, black pepper funk and ascerbic cherries with a light acidity on a bright drinkable body. I like it, it’s edgy enough without getting too extreme plus it is reasonably priced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlf (122) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2016
dark red w/ small fast disappearing head, a lot of barnyard funk, sour smell, some cherry and spices, full thick mouthfeel, average carbonation, very sour, some sweetness, no bitterness, taste of cherries, barnyard, brett, some wood and citrus

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1197) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2016
0.375 l bottle from ’belgiuminabox’, best before August 2027. Clear, deep red, no head. Sourish-fruity, slightly funky aroma of sour cherries, redcurrant, sweat, bitter almond and oak. Sourish-fruity, slightly funky taste of sour cherries, redcurrant, oak, a bit of varnish and elderberry, followed by a short, very tart, dry finish. Thin to medium body, spritzy and astringent mouthfeel, no carbonation. Due to the lack of any carbonation this feels a bit bland. Taste is still very intense and sour, especially in the finish, but it lacks a final kick. A bit of carbonation would have eased up the acidity as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (5096) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle from a bottle shop in Belgium. Fruity and tart smell with cherries. Deep fruity taste, a bit salty with sour backbone. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (6618) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Murky dark cherry hue with a thin pink head. Earthy funky tart cherry nose, dark Belgian malts, sour yeast and wild earthiness. Big fresh cherry flavor, very bright, very clean with nice bright tart sour funk. Bit of strawberry throughout. Sweet cherry on the finish with a gentle touch of sour acidity.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (1715) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 17, 2015
Botella, @Lambicus, Barcelona. 14/11/2015.BBD:07/08/2032 Color rojizo, sabor agria, frutal, espectacular

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdb84 (483) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
Murky ruby red, zero carbonation and head. A: fruity, sour, cherry, nice blend. T: flat, zero carbonation and dito mouthfeel. Taste is good, with mostly sour cherry. Don't know what happened to this bottle...


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