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


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RATINGS: 864   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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. It’s 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, it’s like the Platonic form of what a cold tart cherry should taste like, the finish reminds me of cherry skins. There’s an undertone of horsey funk too. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy. This is delightful, just the beer I wanted today.

MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2017
14Nov2017 Sour, dark cherries, dark, reddish fruit. Hazy, very dark, reddish brown, hardly any head. Super sour. More red berries, sour, acidic, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Too sour for my taste. Horrible. Bottle shared at Level 42 - thanks to The_Osprey!

EHSRanders (2088) - Tjele, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle. Clear reddish color With vurtually no head. Sour fruity aroma and flavor. Oily palate.

yoxik75 (291) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Uzupełnienie profilu notatki.
Piwo nalewa sie bez piany. Kolor czerwony. Aromat wiśnie pestkowe, taniny z drewna, kwaskowy. Smak dominują kwaskowe nuty, pełnia z lekką słodyczą. Są nuty dzikie, drewna, tanin. Wiśnie są w odczuciu pestkowe, (kwas pruski) ale ja to lubię, Piwo Bardzo Dobre zdecydowanie kwaśne ale przy tym złożone, wielowymiarowe.

sjogro (4844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2017
Bottle shared at home. Dark red with no head, the head ran away to a less sour place. Battery acid, photo glue, faint hints of cooked sweet dark cherries, almond nutty woody notes. Borderline sour. Medium body and no carbonation. Cherry holocaust. Zure matjes kwadraat. No reason to keep this in high regard.

mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2017
Bottle thanks to Daniel. A dull purple red coloured pour with a loose pink head. Aroma is nail polish remover, cherry, acetone, . Flavour is composed of super sour, cherry, woody, acetic, woody sour. Palate is acidic, acid. lowish carbonation , woody tannin. . Harsh. pretty bag.

The_Osprey (9347) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2017
375ml cork and cage bottle at Bonningtons BYOB Vauxhall. As Hanssens Oude Kriek, 6.5%. Purple cloudy red, sparkling, no head at all. Aroma is varnish, plastic, nail varnish, sour cherry, crayons. Body is light with tingly carbonation. Taste is very tart, high acidity, tart lemon, faint cherry, vinegar and acid. Way too acidic. Acetone. Rough as hell and borderline undrinkable for me. At over £8 a bottle, this is a huge disappointment. Awful. (3-3-2-1-4=1.3)

EvNa (535) - 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 (7764) - 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 (2153) - 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 (4451) - 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.

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