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Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

559 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 49
Gots: 75 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

davidwhatshisnam, May 06, 2014
Photo of LambicPentameter
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

LambicPentameter, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Morey, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

cultclassic89, Apr 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

ACarp, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

GonzoHomebrewer, Apr 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Matthew1788, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

CaptainPiret, Apr 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Wobbly, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

BeerMeBrah, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Raziel313, Apr 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

PatGreer, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

MrPlayboy, Apr 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Showvoisier, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

msimone372, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

jklecko2, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

skydogpenn, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

zrbeer1579, Mar 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Scapino, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mrjmann, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of StaveHooks
4.55/5  rDev +11%
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.

StaveHooks, Mar 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

cwarnold, Mar 08, 2014
Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
91 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.