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


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

Riotbeard's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUN 14, 2010
One of the few lambics Available at Retail and AL, and it is a poor example of the style. Aroma is sweet dominated by cherry and 7-up. Taste is sugary sweet with no sour and only the slightest hint of barnyard. Palate is a nice dry and is about the only fulfilled expectation of a Kriek.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s, corked bottle
Dark purple color. Cherry drink, moderately drink, moderate alcohol, with a Cabernet touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiery_1 (276) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
375ml bottle, pours a hazy red colour. Nose is cherry and maybe some butter. Flavour is sweet cherries, touch of tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle - Sweet cherry notes. Deep purple with no head. Sweet cherry and a decent finish. A bit simple but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14649) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy dark burgundy with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out sugary cherries and light funk. Flavour is very sweet, with sugary cherries drowning out everything else. No funk or depth. It’s a pleasant sweet fruit beer, but nothing else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lupulist (299) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
Pours a deep ruby colour with a thin head. Aroma of cherry candy or cherry cough syrup. Tastes equally sweet, with very little carbonation. Interesting flavours and texture, too sweet for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
Deep red, purply colour. Not much head. The aroma is cherry, and the palate is this sweet, cherry character. Sort of heavy body. And quite candyish.Well, it ends up as passable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (533) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Pours a raspberry red with a bubbly pink head. Wood, cherry, berry. Malt, bread, baking spice. Tart finish, not overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5885) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2016
It pours deep purple with a small pink head. The aroma has rich pie filling cherry, mild tartness (way more sweet) and vanilla. It has a medium crisp body with some smoothness too and light carbonation. The taste has a lot of cherries, light spice, hint of sourness and is pretty refreshing. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2016
Pours clear red with a quickly fading pink head. Aroma is cherry and Cabernet. Flavour is sweet and tart like a cherry rhubarb pie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (763) - Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle. Pours a dark red with a pinkish/purplish head. Aroma of red wine and cherries. Taste is both tart and sweet, but not overly so. More cherries, red wine, and oak notes. Decent, but not quite as good as the non-export version.

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