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Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

525 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 43
Gots: 71 | 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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Murph

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy reddish orange color with a big, slightly red tinged, white foamy head that soon subsides down to a thin film. Classic lambic aromas of musty air, barnyard, hay, blankets, and sour aromas are accompanied by a nice tart cherry twinge. Quick sour cherry taste bites the tongue and slightly puckers the cheeks. Musty basement tastes, kind of like my parents cellar a few days after a bad rainstorm and the cellar has finally dried out, along with some great lip puckering sourness slowly work on your cheeks until they are completely shriveled up and sunk in. Barnyard and decaying hay smells are present as well but are slightly subdued by the cherry flavors. The cherrys ride through in the background before coming back to the forefront in the finish with a quick sweet tartness. Nicely medium to light bodied with great lip puckering and tongue shrivelling properties, although not quite as tart as I like it. An absolute joy to drink, Lambics by themselves are almost reason enough to move to Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2002 17:20:30 | More by Murph
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 12:29:35 | More by MattSweatshirt
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

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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Stum-pub

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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HeadyBrewsevelt

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22%

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

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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safaricook

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-14-2014 14:18:12 | More by safaricook
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-08-2014 03:37:37 | More by Mattyb79
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-12-2014 13:50:56 | More by ackeeper
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-06-2014 22:55:56 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed out of a green 375 mL bottle with a cork and cage topper. Label is notched with a bottling date of February 2013. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.

Appearance - Careful pour so as not to dump a bunch of sediment into the glass yields a gentle bubbly head a shade under a full finger. The foam is a light tan with a pinkish tint to it, resting atop a deep garnet red with ruby highlights. The minimal head is not for long and leaves no lacing.

Smell - A wonderfully tart blend of sour cherries and woody, musty funk. There are also underlying notes of acetic red wine vinegar and vinous cabernet sauvignon spice, reminiscent of cinnamon soaked apples.

Taste - The relatively complex aroma is supplanted by a mouthful of puckering acidity. There are strong notes of cherry and red currant, along with oak and notes of woody tannins, and again the musty, wet hay funk that lends some balance to the sourness. Finish is dry with just a kiss of fruity sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and moderate to low carbonation, with a considerable amount of puckering to the palate including a bit of mouthwatering factor as well.

Overall, a wonderful take on the style. I'm admittedly a sucker for krieks, but this one is exceedingly well done. Sour and puckering, with a nice depth of aroma and a nice dry finish that entices the next sip in spite of the aggressive sourness. I don't know what this one tastes like fresh, but honestly, I don't care. It's fantastic with over a year on it, and I will have to make a point to grab bottles of this when I see it around town. It's an acceptable substitute for it's more famous Belgian sour beer making counterparts, and more readily available.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 04:30:38 | More by LambicPentameter
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-04-2014 11:54:08 | More by Morey
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cultclassic89

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-29-2014 04:23:04 | More by cultclassic89
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ACarp

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

04-28-2014 21:58:39 | More by ACarp
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-26-2014 18:25:54 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

04-24-2014 02:07:43 | More by Matthew1788
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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-20-2014 20:57:11 | More by CaptainPiret
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

04-19-2014 15:01:17 | More by Wobbly
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Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
91 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.