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Timmermans Oude Kriek

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 !


3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
From a bottle 2013 vintage it is a clear dark cherry red with a slight head. The aroma is malty and the taste is sour cherry with a sour finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4624) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. 2013 vintage. Pours a clear red amber with a scant head. Funky nose. Flavors of bandaid and feint cherry notes. Tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kvv104 (29) - - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours ruby red with a quickly dissapating head. Amazing color. Taste sour, really tart cherries with a hint of lime juice.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3119) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2015
750 ml cork and wire topped bottle. Bottling date of April 2013 ... way before the 2025 BB date! Pours with an attractive, clear, light ruby (think cranberry juice) body and a decent head that has weak retention and leaves only a bit of lacing. The fruity, funky, woody aroma is more repellent than attractive. One might be tempted to avoid tasting this, but that would be a mistake. Flavor: Puckering tart; with a solid base of aged, tart cherries. The rich flavor lingers on and on like a fine red wine, including some tannins. Near medium body with medium-light carbonation, palpable tartness and a very dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2282) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Pours a clear cherry Jell-O red with a small pink head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of cherries, oak and some very faint acetone. Taste is pretty damn acidic but still bearable with some tart cherries, oak, lemon. Dry and puckering. Body is moderate, carbonation soft and acidity, while extreme, is extremely refreshing. Overall a pretty nice oude kriek but I think I’m more of a "gueuze" person than a "kriek" one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (1706) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2015
0,375L bottle, BB 2024 (from beerExpress, Tallinn). Pours hazy red with pink head. The small head stays. Aroma is tart medicinal, cherries, medicinal. Flavor is very sharp tartness, spicy, acidic, vinegar, and salty notes. Overall: feels too much like vinegar. It has some interesting nuances, but I can’t really drink too much of it, it’s too acidic.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (3480) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
375ml bottle from Utobeer, 5.5%, BB 2024. Very fizzy on opening and on the pour. Clear ruby, highly sparkling, no head. Looks like some sort of fizzy pop. Aroma is deep cherry, earthy raspberry, sour, cherry cola. Body is medium to light, soft carbonation, pretty smooth. Taste is rounded cherry, tart, tangy lemon, apple cider vinegar and balsamic strawberries, sherbet. Very interesting, quite a nice flavour but a bit acidic for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
poech73 (284) - Braine, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2015

@Bertaux frères
Bouteille de 2013 (embouteillée en 2010). Kriek fort effervescente à au versage. Son nez est fort acide, légèrement malté, boisé sans amertume. En bouche, la bière présente une forte immaturité: son acidité encore trop présente agresse le palais avec de fortes saveurs vinaigrées accompagnées d’arômes de cerises. A condition de lui laisser le temps de s’ouvrir, le goût de fruit revient avec une certaine vigueur mais sans contre-balancer la forte acidité. Ce n’est qu’en fin de dégustation, que je reçois les saveurs boisée légèrement acres accompagnées d’une fine acidité et d’une amertume minérale discrète.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3289) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
(Timmermans Oude Kriek) Bottle 375 ml, corked and caged, served into a teku, ABV 5.5% Bright red colour on the body, clear, with one finger of pinkish head on top, thin and with average retention. Nice aroma of cherries, flowers. Taste is quite sour and sharp, easyto get use though after a couple of sips. Vinegar, cherries, wood. Medium body with the carbonation towards the high side. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scirtes (174) - POLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle, bb 2024. Red, hazy beer, foam pink with poor retention. Aromas of cherries, sourness, bitter almonds. Heavy, pleasant sourness, intense cherries, with nice dry aftertaste of almonds. Quite good beer, although aroma could be more complex.


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