Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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Reviews by Ego:
4.78/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
thanks to my bud yelterdow for schlappin this one on me a few weeks ago... never been a big fan of cherry lambics, but here goes... (cellar temp on an unusually warm october night here in NJ)
the hue: inner flesh of plum, clean and consistent to the gaze throughout, solid but nothing to go gaga over
vinegar burn dryness (in a pleasant way), moldy dry hay with fruit roll ups, cherry cobbler from swanson TV dinners, the dry mold flavor almost smells like cigarette butts at times and others sort of "woodsy" like fungus on a decaying log in a northeast forest after an autumn rain.. OK, obviously this rocks...
much more sour than I expected from the nose (bonus!), immediately you are hit by prickly carbonation on the tongue (unseen in the pour really!), wow.. need .. another.. sip...
ah, now I am getting the amazing cherry aftertaste ... the buds are settling down and getting the subtlety here.. mild mold flavor paves the aftertaste but hides itself below the cherry flavor marvelously.. delicious... this gets better sip by sip, not the sourest lambic and not the sweetest, a very nice balance but yet kicks it up enough in each category for you to take notice.. again I say it, EACH DAMN SIP is better than the next, each reveals a little different character, fullness of cherries, belgian funk, lambic sourness, the sourness and dry finish just beg for more sips.. this is fantastic.
bring me more free bottles dan ! Excellent lambic, I am enjoying this way too much, maybe I should pop a cherry... lambic more often...
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2005 03:13:13 | More by Ego
More User Reviews:
4.55/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750ml Served in a Prairie Teku
A - Crystal clear, Raspberry red good clarity, tiny head,
S - Chery cough syrup, must, dirt, sharp cherries and raspberries, candy sweettarts,
T - Red-wine vinegar slays the senses, dull tartness grows into a raspberry and cherry acidic lock jaw. Bigtime sour, old funk, salt, tart cherries, granny smith apple skins, raw cranberry juice, finishes dry and very acidic.
M - Light body, wine like, silky, little to no carbonation, sour, dry finish
Excellent sour Lambic. It has some funk but the sourness is the main player. If your in the mood for some puckering sour lambic juice, this is your liquid. Haassens doesn't mess around.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 02:31:01 | More by StaveHooks
Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
91 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.