Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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4.71/5 rDev +14.9%
Sampled from a 750ml bottle dated Mar 2014.
A - A brilliant red color with great clarity. A small white head with steadily rising bubbles.
S - Incredible cherries! So fresh and so good. More tart than sweet.
T - Nice tart/sour flavor offset by a mild sweetness and a fresh sherry flavor. Good depth and complexity.
M - Moderate carbonation and consistency.
O - An outstanding kriek! I love that I can still find this easily and will enjoy it until the American market realizes what they're passing up.
08-11-2014 22:25:47 | More by GJ40
5/5 rDev +22%
I tasted the 2007 vintage, so it had aged for 7 years.
A: Ruby red in colour
S: Distinctive funk, barnyard, oak wood, cherries, somewhat reminiscent of complex Burgundy red wine.
T: Exquisite sour cherries. Long finish.
M: Lots of tartness, almost like balsamic vinegar.
O: In conclusion, this is a great advocate for its style. The complexity of this beer is overwhelming. One of the best beers I have ever tasted. I look forward to tasting the younger (and older vintages) in comparison.
08-09-2014 15:17:43 | More by hannesdm
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
375 ml bottled February 2013. Served in a small Cantillon tasting glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep ruby red color with minimal head that fizzles away instantly. Body is only slightly hazy with light visible carbonation.
Smell: Lots of oak, sour cherry, barnyard, earthy.
Taste: Tart cherry, cherry skins, lemon, high acidic sourness, oak, slight nutty character and moderate amount of funk.
Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied. Carbonation is low, but good enough to keep the beer from feeling at all flat.
Overall: Pretty good stuff and one of the better "shelf" krieks out there. Worth picking up.
08-03-2014 21:49:42 | More by Jonada
4.18/5 rDev +2%
Pours a purdy clear darker red body with a pinkish head that sticks around.
Dirty, cherry, yogurt, almond smell.
Light tartness with some juicy sour cherry and cranberry fruitiness. Funkiness is there in a big way balanced out with the fruit and sour.
Mouthfeel is spot on with carbonation, body and dryness.
Really enjoyed this kriek.
07-31-2014 12:29:35 | More by MattSweatshirt
Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
91 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.