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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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DISCLAIMER: for those who had an exported bottle, please check whether you had this "Oude" version or the "Oud Beersel Kriek" which is made for export only.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (389) - Valley Village, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle, best by 2032 so I guess it’s not spoiled! That said, gusher with a shooting cork. Scared my whole family, cork hit the ceiling, made a mess... good times. Pours deep purple with tons of pink foam. Gorgeous after it settled down. Mineral notes dominate the nose, just a hit of cherry. Taste has more tart cherry with minerality still prominent. Moderate tartness, not overpowering but sour enough to shake someone not used to this stuff, or give a nice jolt to those looking for it (ahem). Long finish. Not top-notch -- and pricey! -- but sure, it’s good.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2486) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2015
At just on chilled and into a snifter. ruby red with a tinge of copper and brilliant with sparse and fine effervescence. Frothy pink rises up but dissipates quickly. Amongst a fairy floss, strawberry and candied berry note on the nose is a sharp, olfactory piercing Brett character that hints at oak, mouse fur, hessian, saw dust and cellar must - enticing. Light-weight and highly effervescent on the palate. Vinous with a sharp acidity. Dry, woody and hairy back-end balances the tart, tight fruit upfront. Light weedy note in there too. Medial sweetness of berry resides between each sip along with plenty of oaken, musty cellar notes. Good balance of flavour and shows ample character. Very refreshing. (37,5cL, 6.5% ABV, BB 12/12/32, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3353) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Deep red color, good foam. Intense aromas of cherries and some yeast influence. Medium body & complexity. High sourness, some bitterness. Very enjoyable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guiroul33 (121) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle from Delaizhe, @ home. Nice red color, minimal head. Tried it a few years ago, didn’t like it at all. Now I find it perfectly balanced, very subtile. I love it!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (344) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1236) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle @ The Bishops Arms Mollberg, Helsingborg 150103. Fruity and acidic with bretty and light estery notes, cherries, medium body with a watery texture. The finish is acidic with cherries.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicolas_M (36) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Beautiful red beer with pink foam. Aroma of lambic and cherry. Taste is acidic (remind me of gueuze style) the taste of cherry is very shy.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
florent.janssens (135) - - JAN 3, 2015
Bonne kriek encore bien acide. Mousse rose. on as le goût de la cerise en arrière goût.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ulysse (199) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Potent lambic aroma. Blood red colour with thick pink foam. Well balanced lambic taste. Not too sour or acid. The real deal when it comes to traditional kriek.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1289) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a beautiful deep and clear red with a foamy pink head. A very good looking kriek! Aroma of strawberry yogurt, sweet cherries, lactobacillus, funky barnyard, gummy bears, sweet oak and weak marzipan. The taste is sour and has some sweetness as well. Hints of marzipan, sweet cherry, fruity yogurt, lactobacillus, weak vinegar and some dry wood at the end. Excellent Kriek!


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