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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek

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

bottled
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 926   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (280) - GREECE - NOV 18, 2014
375 ml bottle at Ma Che Siete, Rome. Clear dark red color with pink head. Funky fruity cherry aroma. Taste is sweet and light sour, funky cherry and sugar. Almost medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slowferrari (1) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014 does not count
Cloudy wine red, light carbonation, dry tart cherries on the nose, bright clean dry up front with loads of sour funk in the middle and a complicated, but approachable finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1109) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
375ml bottle at home. Clear burgundy red with a pink head. Medium body with lively carbonation. Quite sour with some sweet tones. Tart, cherries, vinegar and herbs. A decent sour brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
Classic ’oude kriek’ saved from oblivion by the guys who took over this old lambic brewery and ’geuzestekerij’ in Beersel. Medium thick and moussy head consisting of tiny bubbles, pinkish off-white on the top and gradually becoming more pink downwards, relatively stable; colour a clear and deep, beautiful purplish ruby red, turning hazy with deposit, as custom for the style. Aroma of pure lambic tartness and fresh sour cherries, further impressions of redcurrant, elderberries, lemon juice, wet hay, barnyard, earth, vanilla-like tannins, fruit yoghurt, musty cellar, wine vinegar. The mouth cavity is quickly drained dry due to the acidity and the champenoise fizz, though it remains, in all, quite gentle and mild for this style, lemony but more lactic and fruit sourishness, obviously the genuine sour cherries steeped in it; fruitiness à gogo, esters abound, apple, red berries, blood orange, all perfectly mixed together and cleansing the palate. Yeastiness and lambic funkiness underly this parade of fruits, finish long, sour and dry, a bit woody, cherry stone astringency but elegant, not too harsh, with a very subtle alcohol warmth and a hint of old leafy hops without effectively becoming bitter; it is the lemon juice acidity, however, which lasts the longest. The overall impression is one of authenticity, a refreshing and elegant, pure fruitiness and the nobility of old lambic perfectly paired with the sharpness and vivacity of young lambic. Totally true to its style and a very well-balanced example of it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jacobwennbom (353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Great real deal kriek. Has that "stale" taste that real krieks tend to have. Fairly sour w/ moderate cherry taste and smell.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (501) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a slight hazy pinkish light red color with a fizzy white pinkish head, and chunks of sediment. Aroma is dry, tart, cherry. Flavor is potently sour with sweet tart cherries. Light in body with a fizzy mouthfeel and a long lingering cherry tart. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (117) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours dark red. Strong cherry funk smell. Good cherry taste but not too sour. Good finish...great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6842) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from my buddy Tom - thanks! Super rich purple red pour. Rich cherry. Slight funk. Slightly sour. Yummy!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a Morte Subite chalice. A: Pours a deep amber to violet color forming a big bubbled aired fizzy ping head. Medium retention and a thin bubbled layer that lasts for long time. Almost no lacings left S: Fruit and tart. Cherry juice wi notes of metallic carbonation and Lambic yeasts T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet upfront, intense cherry tartness. Overall dry taste with. Rust metal finish M: Light body and high carbonation. Very smooth mouth sensation to a Kriek beer. It’s a tart but not extremely acid beer. Aftertaste is mainly tart with metallic notes O: Absolutely drinkable. Excellent quality Belgian Kriek which can be easily compared with a Cantillon or a Drie Fonteinen [ BA Review @ 10/3/2012 ]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardaxe (199) - - OCT 13, 2014
Moderate pink head. Sour smell. Taste is moderately sour but not mouth puckering. No real sweetness and only a hint of cherries. Could have used a bit more fruit up front but the beer is complex and rewarding.


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