Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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Reviews by gr0g:
3.83/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a brilliant, slightly murky coppery-red. A three finger pink head leaves no lace, but retention is good and an ever-persistent small head remains. Aroma has nice depth and complexity starting with a slight vinegar and following with a musty, earthy scent. Of course, there's some cherry, too - sour cherries amid a light funk.
From other reviews I expected this to be quite sour, and it is, though not bracingly so. Tart and sour pick up immediately and hold on through to the finish. I could do with a bit less, as i feel that it's masking other elements of the flavor profile. What I could do with a bit more of is fruit, which would counteract and even balance out the sourness. Vinegar presence is well-muted. I get a little bit of oak, but it's being squashed by sour. Mouthfeel seems to be a really good match for the style. Medium carbonation that's in the Goldilocks zone - not too harsh and not too soft.
While this is only my 3rd lambic or so, and only the first I've reviewed, I think I might be coming around to the style. On a hot day this would be quite enjoyable as-is, but I could do with a little more fruit and a little less sour. Those who are big on sour notes would do well to seek this out.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2012 20:28:38 | More by gr0g
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4.55/5 rDev +11.2%
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 503 ratings.