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Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

603 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 603
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 53
Gots: 84 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-14-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant cherry red color with a fizzy off-white head that dies out quickly from all the acidity. Aroma is sour black cherries and a slight funky note. Flavor is tart cherry and strawberry with some nice acidity. Not too sour. Some funky oaky character on the finish. Medium-thin body, dry, lingering finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled July 2004
Pours a brilliantly clear strawberry color and is topped by a tan head. It is fairly well carbonated and I get a funky enteric aroma at first when I am pouring the beer. As I sniff deeper I get sour, acetic, mushroom, stinky cheese, and musty barnyard notes. My first impression is that this is sweet (though certainly light for a sweetened Lambic), and has a strong vegetal character to it. The vegetal character diminishes with time though. The cherry is evident, but on subtly so. The taste is sour and grapefruity, with lots of Lambic funk hanging around, the finish is astringently tannic. Unfortunately not totally traditional, there is an obvious use of artificial sweeteners here. This is a great intro to Lambics as it is sweet but still is chalk full of funkiness.


Sampled 2001, in Belgium
Quite a cherry red color to it, a bit hazy with a light tan head. Aroma is sour with a bit of cherry in the nose. Fruit overwhelms any other aromas. This beer is actually sweet (makes one wonder if the add unfermentable sugars to it) though definitely not sickly so. Has lots of good lambic flavor, though the sweetness was not what I was expecting from a traditional bottle conditioned Kriek. Quite sour still, and please don't think that I am putting this in the same category as Lindeman's and there ilk. This beer does have a very good cherry flavor to it.

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Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
92 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.