Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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Reviews by foogerd:
3.88/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A- pours a ruby grapefruit pale red with no head even after an aggressive pour just some bubbles which died out
S- really sweet funky cherries some vinegar
T- a smack of tart cherries a very strong sourness which I got used to after a few sips. The sourness then became quite enjoyable lots of funk and woody dryness
M- pretty thin with almost no carbonation
D- really sour but extremely tasty great for a once in awhile treat cant imagine going through more than one of these at a single sitting.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2010 00:01:33 | More by foogerd
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4.41/5 rDev +7.8%
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
Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
91 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.