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


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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2441) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Deep burgundy pour with a thin white head. Aroma of tart fruit, cherry skins, toast, vanilla oak, green wood, sweet cereal and earthy basement funk. Flavor is tart funk up front, a little vinegar, toasty wood, sweet and tart cherry skins, vinous notes, and some tart citrusy notes. Light body, dry, crisp and acidic feel with a light, but sharp carbonation. Good stuff

beerplace (1701) - 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 (1976) - 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 (2202) - 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 (637) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle. Dark red. Aroma: rotten berries, vinegar, cherry. Taste: acidic, sour, tart berries, dry. Medium carbo.

ametras (1628) - 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 (2671) - 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.

ramboraffe (2254) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2017
750 ml bottle. Hazy red with off white pink head. Sour fruity with cherries, sour apples, funky barnyard, sour youghurt and balsamic vinegar. Dry, low bitterness with high sourness and medium carbonation.

Ferris (15275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle - Medium roasted malts, cherry with a touch of balsamic. Deep jet maroon with a small white head. Acidic, cherry, little soy harshness.

ctipping (2047) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2017
375 mL bottle. Pours a deep, kinda murky red. Has a collar with big discrete bubbles. Smells of sour cherries, a little bit of vinegar, and some oak. Tastes really sour. Vinegar. Some lemon. Sour cherry. Intense, deep sour finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Too sour, but it’s got a pretty good flavor.

solidfunk (8964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Cherry and lots of grapefruit lambic bretta. Wild vibe like naked motorcycle rides. Opaque ruby pour without any head or lacing. Tangy and slightly acidic finish. Bottle pour at Sovereign.

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