Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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Reviews by julian:
4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A: Wow, really clear, almost crystal, bright crimson red. One of the most beautiful looking Kriek’s I’ve seen. Fluffy pink head that creates a nice layer but reduces prompty to a foamy blanket on the surface. 5
S: Some woody must, barnyard funk, a little dry fruit, tart cherries, acidity. Familiar, yet interestingly different aroma. 3.5
T&M: Up front there is some tartness, and general acidity, with a good fruity cherry flavor at the end that finishes extremely crisp and refreshing. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is perfect for the style, if not too perfect. 4.5 / 4.5
O: This beer is a perfect example of what over a century of traditional Belgian brewing can yield. This beer is perfectly crafted not only in the way it’s spontaneously fermented and blended with cherries but how it’s aged in barrels and then bottle conditioned. After all that, it comes out nearly crystal clear, with head, great carbonation and an amazinlgy crisp, refreshing taste. I can find it locally, but it takes time. This beer is amazing. 5
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2011 16:49:01 | More by julian
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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 487 ratings.