Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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3.83/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Liquid is a deep cranberry color. Carbonation is almost non-existent (much like their Gueuze), leaving no head or lacing... or excitement. I was a bit unimpressed by the stillness, but there was still something about this purplish liquid that was mysterious and intriguing.
Aroma is bursting with a dry cheese stank. It's aggressive and super funky, reminding me of the 2-month old sharp provolone I just threw out last weekend.
Wow! This is one tart SOB. Vinegar and cherry blend together for a concentrated sour blast. The ending is very dry and musky, but it never cuts into that initial tart wave, which is so powerful that its warmth resonates for a long time after. As the liquid warms, a certain nuttiness comes out, which adds another level of complexity. I'm really taken by the balance and tastiness, after being a little unimpressed by the visual and aromatic aspects.
Oddly enough, the lack of carbonation might show the balance off more on the tongue. It's also rather drinkable, once again proving that you can't judge a book by its cover... or smell.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2011 01:42:42 | More by deapokid
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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.