Oude Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

580 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 580
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 53
Gots: 78 | FT: 6
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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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into duvel tulip.

Appearance: pinkish red bodied beer with small white cap of head.

Smell: strong vinegar notes with mild hay funkiness. mild red fruits cherries and red apples.

Taste: moderately sour beer with little bit of vinegar taste to it as well. Lemons and really mellow funk. Little bit of fruitiness also red apples, raspberries, and tart cherries.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp carbonation that really carries the sour and fruit flavors. Dry finish very close to a champaign like mouthfeel.

Overall: A really tasty Kriek. It a bit expensive at 12 for 350ml C&C bottle, but its very enjoyable. The vinegar is a bit stronger than I like, but it not horrible.

Photo of cowboy83
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of polishkaz
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of craytonic
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: bright ruby-red with a large pink head

Smell: funky and slightly earthy, bright, fresh tart cherries with some raspberries and a big dose of acidity

Taste: Tart cherries are front an center, slightly more sour than I think it should be, possibly due to the vinegar element. It is good but could be a little more complex

Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium body and slightly higher carbonation than I would expect. Despite all the cherries it is very dry, and also very sour on the finish

Drinkability: Bottle is just a hare too sour and needs a bit more complexity, otherwise a good beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle (looks different than the picture). Bottle is denoted with "Lotnr C". Poured this one into my Lost Abbey tulip.

A: Pours a cloudy, reddish pink color. Strange carbonation initially. Ends up being a ring of off white head.

S: I am pulling barnyard funk and tart cherries. I also get some white grape and mild green apple character underneath all that.

T: Crazy tart bitter beer. Really attacks the palate. Ting daggers. I took this one much differently than other reviewers. I thought this was quite sour, and that the nose didn't lead you to believe that. Definitely get that sour cherry in the mid palate. Nice dry finish.

M: Light to medium.

Photo of orangesol
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First time trying this one, served alongside the Raspberry and gueuze.

A - Pours murky red with a small half finger tall white head leaving very small trails of lace down parts off the glass.

S - Smells of light funk, sour cherries, wet leather and some dry oak. This one smells much better than the raspberry one. It still smells very sour but more in control.

T - Starts off with a nice sour cherry note quickly giving way to hints of light barnyard funk, drying oak, wet leather and plenty of lactic sourness. Not as intensely sour as the raspberry, in a good way. Finish has a good bit of sourness, leaving the pallet dried long after consumption.

M - Like the raspberry the body is slick with intense sour flavor. Unlike the raspberry this one still retains a touch of carbonation, thank god.

O - I didn't like the raspberry very much but this one was a little better. The flavors are more balanced and the sourness is more manageable. For the right price I would get another but I wouldn't run to the store to get some like others from the style.

Photo of GreatBloomer
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-opaque dark crimson with no head and no lace. Smell is of sour cherries, funk, earth, and some woody aromas. I am getting a sharp whiff of acidic notes if I really stick my nose in the glass. Taste is of extremely tart and sour cherries, earthy funk, and wood. There is a very acidic feeling left in the mouth with each sip. This beer is basically flat with a very tiny amount of carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer as it stands but the carbonation level is pretty lacking (which seems to be a common theme for Hanssens).

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of warnerry
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours beautiful clear deep red with barely a collar of light pink foam. No noticeable carbonation rising.

S - Very acidic cherry aroma, with a pretty good funk presence. The funk elements are definitely reminiscent of the Hanssens Oude Geuze.

T - Initial taste is one of the most sour beers I've ever had. Very acidic, though there is a strong cherry presence as well. Funk presence increases midway through and continues through the finish. Also a faint cherry sweetness on the finish to go with the intense sourness.

M - Body is flat and slick. Not the best, but okay.

O - A good kriek, but well below de Cam and Cantillon for me.

Photo of flagmantho
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 375mL corked bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: exceedingly deep, rich red hue with basically no head at all. Usually the latter would be a problem, but the color is so rich and beautiful ... wow.

Smell: slightly tart wild-yeast aroma with a hint of dark cherries. A bit mild, but nice.

Taste: very tart, somewhat sweet flavor. Reminds me more of an unflavored lambic than a kriek. Cherries are barely there, and what is present is buried in the tartness. Way too tart, even for the style, and not enough cherries in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: astringent, light mouthfeel with a minimum of carbonation. Quite undercarbonated for a beer of the style. Odd.

Overall: I'm rather disappointed by this beer, though it is possible I've got a bad bottle. How does a naturally tart and wild-fermented beer go bad? I don't know, but this beer is undercarbonated, over-tart and just not cherry enough for the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
92 out of 100 based on 580 ratings.