Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Dworp, Belgium


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RATINGS: 857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This is the result of blending black cherries lambic of different ages followed by a second fermentation in the bottle. Storage is similar like geuze. All bottles are champagne corked and can be reserved, in normal conditions, for more than thirty years. It is obvious that an amazing taste evolution takes place.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
True to the style.. Tart red fruit, tart raspberries, tart cherries and a puckering, mouthwatering, vinegary finish. Not much wood interplay, if any... Just a transparent, sour, tart, red fruit profile... RRBC Supplication comes to mind.. Although not the same.. This honestly has a touch brighter fruit and less barrel influence in comparison. Super sour, refreshing finish. No complaints. I love sours!!! --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

EvNa (452) - Ede, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle. Bottled february 2017. Color: Bit hazy red, almost no head. Taste: Very nice balance between sour and sweet ripe cherry notes. After short time a more sour taste and mouthfeel. Full body, below medium carbonation. You can almost taste the effort, care and craft of the brewer on making this wonderful beer. And it should even get better in time, but I just couldn't resist to try it now... I think you either love or hate the old 'kriek', but I definitely belong to the first group and do appreciate this beertype once in a while. And this beer is a really good one.

GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle shared at DCLawyer’s sour tasting. 2015 vintage. Clear dark purplish red. Aromas of cherries, toasted hay, funk. Tastes of cherries, funk, hay. Light body with a dry finish.

kingstoni (2148) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2017
Bottle. Hazy deep red color without head. Acidic aroma of cherry, cellar and wild yeast. Very dry, acidic, bitter taste. Medium thin body.

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Grzesiek79 (4381) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 25, 2017
Vintage 2007. ten years old lambick, 7 years in my beer cellar. 375ml half champagne bottle. Bez piany jak wino czerwone wytrawne bardzo ciemna bordowo-buraczana barwa. Kwasne octowe, ocet balsamiczny, nieco sliwki wegierki. Zdecydowanie wytrawne i bogato wisniowe piwo. Zapach bardzo szalonych drozdzy i fermentujacego cieplego wisniowego kompotu. Klasyk niemal idealny, po latach super wrazenia, takie ze najdrozsze wytrawne czerowne wina moga sie schowac w cieniu tego kieliszka od Lindemansa.

beerplace (1958) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2017
750ml bottle (thx, Alex G.!) shared with wife. Pours a reddish brown with a rose head. Aroma is cherry and balsamic vinegar. Similar taste. Too much balsamic in this one.

MetalNHopHead (2127) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Hanssens Oude Kriek is a brilliant example of the Belgian Fruit Lambic. Aroma reveals high levels of both funkiness and fruitiness. Pour is little darker than your average Kriek. Tart cherry, vinegar, sherry, and barnyard flavor notes. Dry, vinous, and acidic feel. I certainly would be tempted to save a bottle for a very long time and see how it matures.

HuskerTan (2337) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle. A- Cherry, pool water, tart. A- Dark red color, clear liquid, light pink head. T- Sour, tart, funky, cherry. P- Light body, average texture, medium carbonation, tart finish. O- 3 years aged before bottling and 2 years on the shelf. At 5 years this was pretty good. Can’t imagine if I actually held it for 30 years. Still a little to funky for me but good.

nordic (654) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle. Dark red. Aroma: rotten berries, vinegar, cherry. Taste: acidic, sour, tart berries, dry. Medium carbo.

ametras (1709) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
[2014] 750ml bottle. Hazy dark red with a thin ring of pinkish white foam. Flavors are cherries, lemon, oak and funk with vinous notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, slick texture.

mateuszk (2757) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 5, 2017
Bottle. Classic kriek - lots of tart cherries, some berries, some almonds, quite lots of vinegar notes and very acidic taste and finish.

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