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Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

593 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 52
Gots: 81 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-14-2001

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeti1979
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrentLepping
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If you like your sours super sour (while also complex), then this is your beer. Strong cherry, oak, and extreme vinous flavor and aroma upfront, followed by an absolute onslaught from the tart, vinegar and overall acidity on the back.

Slowly sip and get ready to have your taste buds assaulted.

Photo of metsfan1
4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, this is an exceptional sour beer. Very complex, if you see it and enjoy sours its a must by.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark purplish red in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and moderate ruby red highlights. The beer has an eighth finger tall sudsy pinkish head that quickly reduces to a tiny patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sour cherries with some very light aromas of oak, vinegar, and barnyard funkiness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of sour cherries. That is followed by a light to moderate flavor of vinegar, oak, and some very light barnyard funkiness. Minimal amounts of bitterness but the tartness/sourness lingers for a short while beyond the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate to heavy amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Really enjoyable but definitely a slower sipping beer because of the level of tartness/sourness.

Photo of Ihadbeer
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matthew607
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTFalcon
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snansel
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidSomers
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MNishCT77
3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle (don't recall the format) from Fri., 01/02/2015 tasting (thanks, Erich and Sara!), 2012 vintage, poured into a snifter glass, drank over ~30 minutes

Photo of Maillard
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allenson21
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jm6367
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Half red wine / Half sour beer. Like it!

Photo of WillemG
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of victory4me
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of craft4mike
4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
92 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.