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Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

536 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 45
Gots: 71 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-14-2001)
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-27-2014 15:35:55 | More by GRG1313
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-24-2014 14:42:56 | More by Griffith
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-24-2014 04:21:31 | More by hilgart1
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cmrillo

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-23-2014 02:21:40 | More by cmrillo
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-22-2014 07:40:55 | More by zestar
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GJ40

North Carolina

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
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Michael_Kent3

Florida

5/5  rDev +22%

08-11-2014 22:22:45 | More by Michael_Kent3
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Highbury09

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-11-2014 22:21:57 | More by Highbury09
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Danny1217

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-09-2014 17:22:44 | More by Danny1217
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hannesdm

Belgium

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
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Jonada

New Jersey

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
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wdf210

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-03-2014 19:41:32 | More by wdf210
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

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
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ZEB89

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-29-2014 00:56:29 | More by ZEB89
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-28-2014 11:20:10 | More by Ken_P
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alexsergio

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-27-2014 20:30:52 | More by alexsergio
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-27-2014 04:25:04 | More by DrBier
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2GOOFY

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-19-2014 03:56:55 | More by 2GOOFY
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-17-2014 06:04:28 | More by Stum-pub
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Srkolodn

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-07-2014 15:13:15 | More by Srkolodn
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-07-2014 04:27:52 | More by KAF
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +22%

06-26-2014 02:56:49 | More by HeadyBrewsevelt
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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-25-2014 10:34:55 | More by SpasmWaiter
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macrosmatic

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-16-2014 16:15:59 | More by macrosmatic
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Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-14-2014 14:18:12 | More by safaricook
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Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
91 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.