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Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

548 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 46
Gots: 73 | FT: 5
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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4.8/5  rDev +17.1%

ChcgoHcky19, Saturday at 11:12 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

equincel, Friday at 02:06 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

KevChiTown, Sep 17, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%

$11.55 for the 375ml bottle, bottled in January 2014.

It pours a murky dark red, reddish head of foam, reddish lacing.

I can sure smell the sour cherries and oak. Delightful.

Sour cherries and the woody oak in the taste with some hints of vanilla, I find a near perfect level of sourness. If I want a tad more, I simply swish the beer in my mouth. I reckon some time in a cellar could do even more for this brew.

About medium bodied, light carbonation.

This is very good indeed.

Bitterbill, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured into chilled 750 mL glass, pours a deep red almost a maroon color with a small half finger white bubbly head, no lacing. It smells slightly of cherries with an earthy lingering scent at the end. It tastes much better than the scent, a strong cherry flavor which surprises you with a strong tart bite, not a bad one though, I was just used to lindemans kriek which is a lot more sweet. The mouthfeel is light with strong carbonation, and as mentioned previously a really strong tart bite, it IS good though. Overall a good kriek, I prefer lindemans to it though!

anthony23cippy, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Beervana, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

SStein, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

mattfancett, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

MikeCactusGordon, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

GRG1313, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Griffith, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

hilgart1, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

cmrillo, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

GJ40, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22%

Michael_Kent3, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Highbury09, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Danny1217, Aug 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

hannesdm, Aug 09, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Jonada, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

wdf210, Aug 03, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

MattSweatshirt, Jul 31, 2014
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Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
91 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.