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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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

2.7
   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3768) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours an hazy red with no head, aroma of cherries, sugar, flavor of cherries, slightly acidic, medium bodied, easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Deep cherry red pour with pink head and lace. Aroma is large cherry with a touch of sour and light floral notes. Flavor is deep black cherry with a light touch of funk. A lot of sweetness and no hops. A light bodied fizzy beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5856) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2014
375 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good; a hazy amberish brown with off-white head that steadily dissipates into bubbly lacing. Smells solid; tart and a bit funky with a strong cherry presence that I like, but is a touch medicinal. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Dark purple color with pink head. Tart funky aroma of sour cherries. Lots of carbonation, superb dry mouthfeel. Dry, funky, I am out of words. A bit more carbonation in the younger bottle (shared two vintages at the same time) Fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2613) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar.Hazy dark pink-red with white film. A little lactic then sweet cherry aroma, sweetish cherry taste. No carbonation, light body, long, sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Nice red with pinkish hues. Pleasant aroma of cherries and marzipan. Sweet and sourish flavor with cherries. Medium-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Wonderful kriek lambic, crystal light body gorgeous color, perfect balance of cherry flavor with sweet and sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
falco242 (293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2014
This pours a ruby color from the bottle with a big foamy pink head...it looks fantastic. Smells of cherry and sweet oak, and you definitely get some tartness in there. The palate ends a bit dry and the oak gives it a strange finish but solid overall

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Poured into a sample cup from a bottle: Pours purple like grape juice with the biggest head Ive ever seen on a beer. It was impossible to pour it without having 4x the head than the level of the beer, way over carbonated. Aroma of grapes, feet, plastic, and poison. Taste is every bit as bad. Im glad I survived.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (781) - Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours hazy dark red with a small light pink head that settles to a ring and has good lacing. Aroma of cherries and some sweetness with a little oak. Taste dark cherries and fruitiness with some sweetness, mild oak and a bit tart and grassy. Finishes semi dry. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not very complex and a bit too candy sweet for my taste.


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