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

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RATINGS: 979   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2014
La Oude Kiek de Oud Beersel est la moins typée des véritables kriek en comparaison. On ressent bien le goût des cerises mais les levures de ouf beersel sont légères et ne laisse pas une grande impression.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (7010) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Cherry and balsamic with a touch of petroleum jelly. muddy reddish pink with a decent pink head. Light tartness and cherry notes up front and a nice light tartness to the finish. Dry, fruity and tart with none dominating. Well balanced and nice to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vickey9 (659) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a dark red. Sparkling. Nose is fruity with strawberry notes. Light Body is light, carbon fizzy, body thin. Taste is sweet and sour. Palate is fruity with straberries and forrest fruits. B@H

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (775) - 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 (1486) - 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 (2991) - 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 (769) - 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 (221) - 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.


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