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


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RATINGS: 959   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.

SpaceMonkey's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Lovely horse blanket hints, but more like a lazy horse rather than a heavily worked horse. Smells like the horse is carrying large sacks of cherries. A ruby red color with a pale pink head, this hints at what it is without being obvious, not overtly pink or red. This beer has a wonderful way of bringing out the sourness of a lambic, but throwing in dashes of pine needles and warm fruit, one of a kind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (526) - CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours clear ruby red with one finger of frothy pink head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, minimal lacing. (4/5) Nose is dry funk, light vinegar, sour cherries, some mineral and woody oak. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, moderate tart. (8/10) Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry tart finish. (4/5) A really nice kriek - lots of pleasant fruit, but not to the extent that it overwhelms the underlying lambic character. Tart but not aggressively so, with a touch of dry brett funk. I like this. (16/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (1408) - NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
Shared bottle at La Capsule. 2006 vintage. Hazy dark orange to red. White head. Aroma of sour cherries and vintage wine. Equally sour taste. Dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (411) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - FEB 12, 2015
750 ml bottle from BierKompass.de, Germany. Hazy red color with a pink head. Aroma of cherries and funk. Taste is sour, funky, some cherries and maybe some oak. Aftertaste is sour-sweet with some sugar?? Light body with medium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5972) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle sampled at BBF ’15. Pours clear red purple with a pink head. Aroma of tart cherries and basement funk. Flavor is moderate to heavy acidic with a big tart cherry palate. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (2950) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Sample @ BBF 15. Pours a bright deep purple beer with a small pinkish head on top. Aroma is barnyard, leather funk, cherries, oak. Flavor is medium tart, loads of fruits and Brett touches in there. Aftertaste is not there, verbinding is pretty high. A decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kronebryg (1106) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
Little head, cherry cloudy red. Light nose -seems closed. Medium body end some length. Very evident cherry. Very Young beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (209) - Tienen, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
Ruby red with a pink head. Not as sour as most "Oude Kriek" beers, a little bit more balanced with some dryness towards the end. Good mix of acidity, cherries and a dry sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1082) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
375ml bottle, pours deep red with a foamy red off white head. Aroma is cherries, sour lambic, medium body, creamy texture, medium to heavy sour. Finish is full, fruity and sharp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (423) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2503) - 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)

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