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


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RATINGS: 885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Aroma is musty and tart, not bad. Flavor? Big time tart and dry. Gallons of cherry in there, probably too much. I donít know, I guess Iím just not a lambic fan

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 From the bottle this brew pours a deep cherry red with a tall fluffy pink head that leaves a quick silky lacing on the glass as its swirled. This brew gives off a delicious tart cherry aroma. First taste reveals a rush of tart cherry flavor with a warmth going down and only a moderate sourness. This beer finishes dry and sweet. My bottle wasnít over carbonated as some have been, pouring straight down into the glass left a perfect head. The carbonation had a nice fizz to it that brought out the cherry flavor in full force.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Resiny kool-aid like appearance. Floats beneath a deep lingerie-like head. Lusty pink. Dusty. Musty mohair with gallons of cherries. Undeniably exquisite aroma. Rivals the Boon Mariage 95 for certain. After the dust settles and the cherries take over a slight rust or iron appears so characteristic of Lambics in general. Not too bretty or smeary just right. Carbonation however is out of control. Terribly overcarbonated. Low marks for that. Hard to drink. This only makes my palate grimace in a bad way at the tartness. Like a knife. Flavors are not delicate. Bold cherry. Cunning sourness. Although the cherries truly dominate a slight mossyness creeps in from the cold. Excellently complements the cherries. Well done minus the carbonation overload. G-rat

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2008 Pours a peachy-pink color with a soapy, quickly disappaiting head. Looks purty! Smells sour with definite funk, kinda like vinegar soaked cardboard. Sweet cherries poke through the funk, creating an interesting perfume-ish quality. Initial taste is S-O-U-R. Wow! Kinda like eating unflavored citric acid. Damn, yo. But I like it! THe initial flavor and character is very gueuze-like. as Crosling said, a little overwhelming in the sour department at first, but grows better. After it crosses into my palate, Oak is present on top of the gueuze. Man, is this awesome. The oak and sour cherries grow more and more present as the beer warms. And, the alcohol warms my chest as well. This is agreat drink! Thanks to United Liquors in Frankfort for still having this when I stopped in. Glad this wasnít the one I had to put back!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 Pours a deep cloudy magenta with a beautiful frothy white head with a light pinkish hue. Nose is wood, all kinds of cherries and very sour. Tastes wonderful. Very complex. Very sour with a lot of tart flavors. Initially it was a little overwhelming but I got used to it quickly and definately started to enjoy it. Dark sour cherries were next and were very enjoyable. The sourness and the cherry seem to blend together perfect and create a perfect lingering finish. Wood and a subtle dryness is also present but barely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Nice dry cherry aroma. Great head that stays around awhile. Cloudy red color. Medium bodied. Taste is dry, tart with cherries. Slight taste of alcohol, with faint malt notes in the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2004
This is like a whole bunch of different cherry varieties mixed into one. A smorghasbord of flavor, spicy, slightly smokey, and off dry, not overly sweet but very fruity, sour and tame. A very nice balance and a great way to round out my tasting of lambics this evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Aroma is dry, bitter, with cherries, leather, slightly creamy. clear orange red color with medium sized pure white head. Flavor has bitter cherries, white pepper, spicey, notes of honey, but slightly sweet. Thick mouthfeel. I liked this, but I havenít tried many krieks to compare this to. Iíll have to re-rate it sometime after Iíve tried a few more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Best by 2022. A deep red tint with white lacing and lower carbonation. The aroma is sour, cherries, dirt, and complex. A very tart beer with a dominating sour presence compared with the subtle cherry element. Champagne-esque in its lighter mouthfeel, but the tart/sour hit on the front makes it a lively one. Tingly, refreshing. Extremely well made. World class.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Aroma of sour cherry, and wet hay and other barnyard stuff, color is obviously red, flavor is sour, hint of cherry, very effervescent and carbonated, then more sourness, yet not too overpowering, finishes clean and dry. Delicious. Guess i will have to go out and buy a half dozen or so more of these as my local store still has a nice supply. haha

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