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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

610 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 41
Gots: 60 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2002

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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L0062 - Best Before 2030

A: A huge soft pink head was created when the beer poured from the bottle into a teku glass. The head had moderate persistence and when it fell it left a constant ring around the edge nearly a quarter inch thick, and it persisted through out. The Beer is a deep candy red color with great clarity on the first few glasses poured - after the sediment kicked up it became slightly more hazy and chunks of cherry & yeast bits settled to the bottom of the glass.

S: Medium brett funk character that blends to a tart cherry, strawberry, pomegranate fruit character. Medium complexity in the nose overall. Oak/vanillins are mild with subtle hints of earthy leaves.

T: Medium sourness, citric sharp with cherry at the forefront. No acedic harshness, nice brett complexity with funky, barnyard and oak tannins blending nicely. The sweetness is moderate and the cherries evolve into more red berrys (raspberry / strawberry / cranberry ).

M: Crisp and dry finish with moderate, but effervescent carbonation. The sourness starts building-up on the tongue giving a roughness if too much is consumed. When the tartness hits the back of the tongue it fades out and leaves the cherry flavor in its place.

O: Refreshing, complex, a nice level of sourness at a reasonable price. Having had only a few authentic krieks from Belgium I’m no expert, but this about an 8/10 if Cantillon Kriek was a 10 - and much easier to obtain in the US. I’d purchase it again.

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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.49/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 375ml bottle into a tulip glass. Huge pop, ripping right off the cage, but not a gusher, some suds.

A huge deep ruby red out of the bottle, and fills with big dark purple opacity. Head is frothy and shampoo thick, easily a good solid three fingers, with soapy retention and dark pink to purple color. An aggressive kriek, wonderful..

Giant aroma, even off the pop the wildness seems to take hold also. Super menthol heat and cherry fruit off the nose. Thick juice and fruit skin tannic notes. Cherry explosivity with herbal heat hints of cinnamon and mint as well. The ultimate lambic cough drop minus the medicinal twinge.

Palate comes though very sharp. Lots of carbon dioxide feel and flavors in the mid palate. Blasting cherry notes and huge effervescence on the finish. An almost light woody character strangely a bit. Lots of fruit skin tannic action also, with a big palate dry character in the back.

Overall an aggressive and real impressive kriek, which surprisingly is a bit of a challenge to drink. A good solid brew, but kind of going overboard on aggression.

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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
93 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.