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Timmermans Oude Kriek

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Brewed by Timmermans (John Martin)
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Itterbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The flavour of Timmermans Oude Kriek, refermented in the bottle, is without comparison. The cherries from which it derives its taste and colour it features traditionally come from Schaerbeek. Slightly acidic and with a wonderful bouquet, this natural and hence unpredictable brew requires careful handling throughout its long maturation period. Created from a blend of old and young lambic, Timmermans Oude Kriek keeps for 12 years. Like Timmermans Oude Gueuze, this is a precious drink, available in a limited edition only !


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForlornHope (377) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours lively dark red-brown with not much head to begin, but one forms as the beer settles. Musty aroma, oak wood with a hint of sour cherry. Taste is very sharp with very little sweetness. Very sharply acidic with only a hint of cherry in the taste. Lively, crystalline on the tongue which slightly overpowers the cherry, but tart and refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (1902) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 17, 2016
0,375l bottle at home. Bottled 2013. BB 2024. very nice dark red quite hazy color, small white / pinkish head. smells citric, tart, light cherry notes, marzipan, almonds, light green apples, light wood, lovely smell. medium body, soft carbonation, astringent mouthfeel. tastes rather sour, green apples, cherry notes, light raspberries, apple vinegar, some marzipan, almonds, some funk, wood. finishes rather dry and sour with notes of green apples, fruit notes and marzipan. quite long lasting aftertaste. great one, looses a bit on the finish in terms of complexity, but overall very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (470) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Sample at En Öl- och Whiskymässa, 2016. Deep maroon red with pink head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is sour, vinegar notes, funk, small note of sour red berries and slight gingerbread note. Taste is tart and lots of vinegar focus, barely any berries notes, woody, funky and a tart and dry finish. Medium to big body, low carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (988) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 3, 2016
750mL bottle. Deep maroon pout with a thin pinkish head. Aroma of cherries, dark fruit, sugar and funk. Very sour and acidic, almost to the point where its not enjoyed.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (1805) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2016
0.375 l bottle from ’De Bierkoning’, best before 2024. Clear, deep red with a medium large, fluffy, rather quickly diminishing, pinkish white head. Sourish-fruity, slightly funky aroma of cherries, raspberries, some red grapes and bitter almond. Very sour, fruity and a little funky taste of cherries, raspberries, bittet almond, some red grapes and oak, followed by a medium long, very tart and dry finish. Medium body, spritzy, quite effervescent and very astringent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Too sour to be enjoyable. The taste is quite nice, but the acidity is overpowering and does not allow for getting more subtle flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1838) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle at home, 19th June 16. Pours deep red, nice white lacing. Aroma is cherries, tart notes, barrel, cellar. Taste is tart cherry, berry, funk, cellar, wood, slight pucker. Quite complex, nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6483) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2016
375 ml corked & caged green bottle, from the Norwegian importer. Brewed 2011, bottled 2014, limited edition. ABV is 5.5%. Deep red colour, pink head. Aroma of ripe cherries (also with hints of over-ripe raspberries), oak and horse stable, also almonds and marzipan. Very sour flavour with overwhelming notes of sour cherries, lemons, almonds and oak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2125) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle at Home. Pours hazy red with a.small pink head. Aroma of sour cherries, light cherrystone, light barn, quite funky with some horse blanket. Taste is quite sour with loads, loads of fruity tart, rather dry, Good barn and funk. Im actullay quite intreged of thia thing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Florya (1619) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2016
How: Bottle Appearance: cherries, lemon, floral and some earthy tones. Palate: medium body, lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2016
0.375 l bottle @ Bruuveri, Helsinki. Deep red colour, no head. Oh, this is very dry kriek. Like old lambic with sour cherries. Quite different from the usual sweet fruit beers. Even more dry than the other oude krieks I have tried so far.


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