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


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RATINGS: 1073   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2007
Bottle... Dark red in color with a bubbly pink head, very pretty-looking. Smells very sour, lots of cherries, a little bit of hay/barn smell. Whoa. Tastes incredibly sour... bubbly on the tongue. In one word, intense. Refreshing though... I agree with the statement that this would be a good summer beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2007
12oz or so bottle. Pours a rosy, bloody pink with an airy light pink head and some yeast floaties in there. Aroma is tart, sour cherries, yeast, a little bit of barnyard but not overpowering, thank God. A nice, balanced aroma. Flavor is sharp, sour cherries, strong but not overly so. Carbonated and acidic in the mouth. Im starting to dig this style and compared to others Ive had this one seems to get everything right. An excellent kriek.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5527) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
ChrisFest Too sharp for me. Very dry. Good cherry flavour, but dry, dry, dry. The sharpness is just too intense for my palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2007
Bottled at Chris_O Fest March 2007. A darkish red coloured beer with a pinky toned head. The aroma is tart and acidic with lots of cherry fruits. The taste is more of the same. Good acidity and fruit levels. Feels too fizzy in the mouth, but the flavours are great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2007
After the disaster from De troch, I needed a change of pace, so I cracked open this gem that was sitting in my cellar for a few years. To my delight, the initial pour yielded a beautiful pronounced pink head and produced an aroma that filled the room that included sugar, cherries, bitter seeds, as well as some nice lemony sour elements and the familiar farmhouse aromas associated with a well made kriek. Tastes of tarte cherries, tangy residual sugar, lots of sour mouth puckering tartness, hints of wild meadow wheat. Dry as can be on the mouthfeel with a long lasting delicate touch of cherries on the finish that seemed to linger forever. This was that rare bottle that had been aged to its absolute peak and is a true diamond in the rough!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2007
bottle: pours a dark merky cherry colour with a lively pink head beautiful. aroma of sour sour cherries and some musty earth scent. flavour is of sour cherries and very dry finishes with just a small touch of sweetness. excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
Deep bloody red with a fine pink head. (Lovely) Sour fresh vinegar cherry flavor. Dry Sour cherry mainly. Earthy & high acidicity! Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2007
I enjoyed this beer. Light pink color, flavor is quite sour cherry. Very refreshing. I found that it was light and dry and I could keep drinking it. Any sweetness was balanced by the sour and dry taste. Good Kriek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
dball1869 (16) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2007
very sour. good. smelly and delicious. some horseyness. good warm weather beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vyvvy (5525) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 Rating #900 (and a fine choice for that milestone) - Pours reddish / copper with a pink head. The aroma is very sharp and tart with red and sour cherries, wild yeast and nice overall sourness. Fairly thin body that is sharp and crisp with a moderate amount of semi-sharp carbonation. Taste starts with a sharp gueze taste that has barnyard earthiness. Then some comes some sour cherries and light vinegar - very clean and refreshing. The finish has a tart grainy taste with some smoothness, but is short lived. Big thumbs up for this very nice fruit lambic.
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