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Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

518 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 43
Gots: 71 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-14-2001)
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downes51

Cyprus

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Some Krieks are bland syrupy offerings concocted of not-very-good geueze charged with fruit concentrate. Well, this stuff is quite different. No sweetness at all, it's really quite tart, and the underlying quality of the oude geueze used in its production is there to taste and enjoy. Highly reccommended (with the proviso of course that you have to like this sort of thing in the first place!)

By the way I bought a case of the 750cc bottles from the brewery itself which is well worth a visit. But be advised that they don't open on Fridays until the afternoon, which is not what it says on the web-site.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2005 12:07:18 | More by downes51
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a vibrant raspberry juice color with a finger of noisy light pink carbonation that recedes back to a collar that retains well and laces fittingly.

Super funk, overripe bright fruits, wet hay, intense fruit mash smells, it doesn't get too muddy though... tons of depth without losing balance.

Oooh that is good... intensely sour at first in the best kind of way, waves and waves of red fruit... cherry, raspberry, strawberry... even some sour citrus qualities. The finish is beautifully dry, clean.

What a delicious surprise of a beer this was. Wow.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 00:51:28 | More by yamar68
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-05-2014 12:18:40 | More by tectactoe
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-06-2013 02:46:10 | More by chickenm
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-11-2012 01:24:16 | More by beerFool28607
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-27-2012 16:05:16 | More by Beertracker
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-08-2012 01:05:39 | More by Keith_R
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Diomede

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

09-28-2012 03:03:42 | More by Diomede
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml cork and cage green bottle split in a New Belgium globe.
Lotnr: B, no info.

Big old wet kiss thanks to Beerwolf77 for sharing this awesome sour with a fellow addict.

A - Expecting no carbonation, it looks great. No head, retention, etc. Beautiful blood red merlot wine color with great clarity!

S - Tart cherries and sublimely funky aroma full of yeast and lactic acid sourness. One-dimensional but damn good.

T - Lactic sourness assaults the tongue with tart cherry and funky yeast all over the board. Delicious is an understatement.

M - Light-bodied and incredibly tart/sour with an acidic finish. Near perfection as far as biting sourness in the mouthfeel goes.

O - Fantastic all-around, this kriek is delicious with a huge sourness that's one of the more sour beers I've ever experienced. I grabbed another bottle to share with TheDTrain which wasn't anywhere near as sour. This one gets much better with some age.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 12:18:33 | More by BeerFMAndy
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-19-2012 02:17:29 | More by enelson
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ib21

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-20-2013 18:11:20 | More by ib21
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-06-2014 15:28:49 | More by JimmyAloysius
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cestlavie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-25-2012 01:29:31 | More by cestlavie
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freduardo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-22-2012 04:13:40 | More by freduardo
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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-02-2013 00:51:33 | More by ystazi
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MCImes

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-16-2013 22:44:21 | More by MCImes
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nh2032

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-15-2012 01:24:42 | More by nh2032
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-11-2012 05:26:25 | More by chrispoint
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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-02-2012 02:34:18 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a cloudy blood/ruby red color that produced a good pink bubbly head with some good retention behind it. Minimal lacing.

(S)- Extremely sour and dry smelling with some seriously acidic cherry/raspberry fruits. Some lactic characters in there with some hay/barnyard bits in the dryness aspect.

(T)- Just like the smell. Some serious acidic sour cherry/raspberry fruit notes with a mild creaminess in there too. Dry, but mostly full of vivid sour fruits. Mildly funky.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. A great fruit profile with a nice level of acidic sourness without being too much over-the-top. Very vivid fruits that I am enjoying alot.

(D)- A great lambic. Tastes great with a great balance and fruit profile. Crisp, and just plain enjoyable. Dare I say, one of the better Krieks out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 17:26:35 | More by sweemzander
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krome

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-21-2013 01:49:04 | More by krome
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wattershed

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-03-2012 16:12:58 | More by wattershed
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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jreitman

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Red in color with very little head. Horse, grass, and tartness come across in the aroma with only the subtlest hint of cherries. Sweet, slight fruit taste that really demonstrates mastery of brewing. Very dry finish that leaves a tanginess on the back of the tongue. By far my favorite kriek.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2003 11:13:24 | More by jreitman
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beav19

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-31-2013 22:17:14 | More by beav19
Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
91 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.