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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: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 !


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChtiBreizh (50) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 17, 2015
Many thanks to the cherries. They make the oude gueuze at least drinkable. Will all this lactic acid drill the lavatories?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5454) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Ruby red with a short, fizzy pink head. Very funky sour cherries, yeast, horse blanket, lemon juice and wet wood. Taste is strong sour cherries, lemon juice, funky yeast wet wood, earthy notes and tart berries. Body is medium with moderate, prickly carbonation. Acidic through the body and dry during the finish. Ends with more sour cherries, tart berries, lemon juice, wet wood, sweat and funky yeast notes. Yummy!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2039) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
Bottle at Bier Bier. Ruby red color, white head. Sour taste with wheat, cherry, acidic notes, tart and a bit of grass. Sour finish earthy notes, acidic notes, cherry and wheat. Very nice kriek.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maximet (119) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
dark red/purple with a tiny reddish foam ring. Cherry, farm, hint of plaster. Mainly sour, some light sweetness. Lively carbonation, astringent finish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cpetrone84 (1600) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Pour is a dark purplish red with tons of fluffy pink head. Nose is decent, lots of cherry, some brett presence, a bit of band-aide. Taste is a bit sweeter, still has a band-aide note, lots of cherry and sugar, overly sweet, faint brett. Highly carbonated, fairly sour, lighter body, faintly syrupy.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (547) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
D’un rouge flamboyant, la bière ne supporte aucune mousse ou presque, ce qui encore plus l’impression que l’on a droit à un jus de fruits. Au nez, les cerises sont évidemment en vedette, appuyées par un aspect fermier bien senti. En bouche, les cerises, sucrées surtout, sont bien véhiculées par l’acidité agréable de la bière. Le côté sauvage est plus discret, mais tout de même présent. Facile à boire ... un classique!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Dark red pour with a red tinged disappearing head. Aroma is sour and cherries. Taste is sour times 2, cherries, acidic, dry finish, palette cleansing, intense initial sourness that carried out from start to end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1152) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
Gedronken op bierfestival brugge uit fles. Uitgeschonken dieproodpaars met een roze schuimkraag. Geur is balsamico. Smaak is vol zuur met duidelijk de krieken en wat ziltig in de afdronk. Mooie ronde volle body met een trekkende afdronk. Erg aangename oude kriek.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (214) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Sample tasted at Casanova Liquors. Pours reddish pink with minimal head. Smell is strong sour cherries. Taste is more tart cherries with lasting tart finish. Really good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2501) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2015
Reddish color with a minimal and quickly diminishing white head. Aroma has notes of cherries, acidic sensation. Flavor has a decent fruitness, tarty, some wooden notes and lot of cherries. Fruity final with vinegar notes.


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