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

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RATINGS: 859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Oh man this stuff looks like happiness in a glass! I wish I had the wherewithal to age some of these for decades. Itís deep red with white fizzy foam. The aroma is spritzy, fruitily acidic, a little bit of chalk, fresh. The flavor is lightly sweet, acidic yet calming, itís like the Platonic form of what a cold tart cherry should taste like, the finish reminds me of cherry skins. Thereís an undertone of horsey funk too. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy. This is delightful, just the beer I wanted today.


3.8
MetalNHopHead (1887) - 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.

3.6
HuskerTan (2168) - 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. Canít imagine if I actually held it for 30 years. Still a little to funky for me but good.

4.2
nordic (630) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle. Dark red. Aroma: rotten berries, vinegar, cherry. Taste: acidic, sour, tart berries, dry. Medium carbo.

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ametras (1574) - 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.

3.7
mateuszk (2670) - 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.

4.2
ramboraffe (2240) - GŲteborg, 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.

3.1
Ferris (15010) - 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.

3.1
ctipping (1922) - 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 itís got a pretty good flavor.

3.9
solidfunk (8838) - 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.

3.8
john44 (3062) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. Cherry Red in colour. Earthy aroma. Tart, sour cherry-fruity. Some citrus, lemon. Yeasty, funky, earthy. Tangy. Dry throughout. Tart fruity dry finish. Very nice. (2008)


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