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Timmermans Oude Kriek

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


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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (911) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle, sample 20cL. @Brugs Bier Festival. A sparkling dark red garnet beer with a medium white head ; poor retention. Intense cherry (wow!), acid(++), woody note. First medium sour, then sharp acute dry sour ; just a sweet note that makes it more drinkable. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation, fruity acid lasting finish. Overall, really good kriek ; very sour ; hard to drink but that was a pleasure. I was so disappointed with the sugary kriek and other Timmermans fruity beers, I didn’t expect this quality for this Oude Kriek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1524) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle, bottled 2014. Pours hazy red, with a small creamy pink head. Aroma is funky notes of cherry stones, fruit peel and berries, as well as cork, cellar and wooden bretty notes. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is acetic, with musty notes of forest berries, fruit peel and tannins, as well hay, cork, bretty wood and a good dose of funkiness. Lingering acetic, funky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2819) - NORWAY - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle at cafe Sara, january 15th 2015. Dark red body with a small redtinted head. Aroma of cherries, funk, candy. Taste is sour, berries and hay, with an acidic tart finish. A notch up from the regular timmermans in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1191) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
Beer tasting @ Stefan 22/1-16. Bottle from Belgoklubben. Fruity and very acidic with vinegar, also some cherries and brett. Body is medium, the finish dry, fruity and very acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2066) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
Tasting @ Stefan 160122. Bottle (750 ml) from Belgolådan. Fruity and acidic with vinegar and cherries, woody, medium body with a watery to oily texture.The finish is dry, fruity and acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (243) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
Beer tasting @ Steves place. Bottle from belgolådan. Pours a red to Purple beer with medium head. Cherries and extremly sour with vinegar and cinnamon. Bone dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2853) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Pours a deep vibrant cherry red color with a finger of pink foam. Nose is deep spicy cherry pie with layers of funk and earth must. Palate is way too sour for my palate. Burning throat acidity with lots of cherry flavor but just too much aceto and vinegar for me to enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8739) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle, DØE Julefrokost @ Aarhus Bryghus. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown with an small offwhite head. Aorma of light sourness, wood, almond, rich cherries, sweet and tart, cherry stones. Flavor is light sour, light sweet, cherries, almond, notes of cinnamon. Thin to medium body, soft carboantion, light acidic finish. 161215

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2015
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Funky and fruity with berries, well cherries. Very sour taste, sharp almost on the edge of vinegar. Nice though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vjohans (636) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Cherry , sour, almost vinegar feeling, no head, soft carbonation, not balanced, meh

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