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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

516 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 37
Gots: 49 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2002)
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2014 17:03:58 | More by tommyguz
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BobbyDigitali

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-23-2014 04:11:52 | More by BobbyDigitali
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-21-2014 02:53:22 | More by wisrarebeer
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-20-2014 20:17:53 | More by TimHitchings
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-14-2014 06:26:33 | More by SocalKicks
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-14-2014 05:14:35 | More by akang
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2014 22:32:32 | More by bobv
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alelover

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-06-2014 14:56:13 | More by alelover
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dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2014 20:40:19 | More by dogfishandi
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kyle86

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-05-2014 18:33:15 | More by kyle86
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-04-2014 13:08:19 | More by byronic
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RoyFokker

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-04-2014 05:14:32 | More by RoyFokker
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nleaders

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-02-2014 23:02:25 | More by nleaders
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BryanK

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-01-2014 01:56:34 | More by BryanK
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BryanCDM

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-30-2014 03:14:06 | More by BryanCDM
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-29-2014 17:57:36 | More by Kirk
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NWHopinator

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-29-2014 03:05:27 | More by NWHopinator
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml caged and corked, and rather dear around here Burgundian bottle. I wanted to say something relating this to the Belgian World Cup squad's group play, but I got nothin', despite their barely-contested success. Oh look, I just did!

This beer pours a murky, dark pink-tinged red brick amber hue, with three pudgy fingers of weakly puffy, tightly foamy, and rather caked pale magenta head, which leaves but a few disparate specks of wayward lace around the glass as it genially abates.

It smells of tart white wine vinegar, deconstructed cherries, i.e. the acids sans the fleshy fruit, a prominent farmhouse funkiness, milk that has undergone the same treatment as the aforementioned cherries, plain, gritty pale and wheat malt, and a grainy woodiness that is more evocative of dust than barrels at this stage. The taste is tart, but not overly so, cherries, a mild, indistinct funk, more musty, dusty farmhouse notes, understated grainy, wheaty, er, 'malt' essences, a hint of pulpy nuts, a rising oaken astringency, quite subdued savoury spice, and mildew-esque weedy, herbal hops.

The carbonation is on the light side, and generally frothy in its bearing, the body an agreeable enough medium weight, and so-so in its acetic acid-tinged smoothness. It finishes barely off-dry, the strained fruitiness and heretofore battered malt putting 'em up for one last thrashing.

A decent enough denuded fruit lambic, a la Cantillon and their lot, wherein the guest fruit is only represented in its most basic form - one best appreciated by yer average high school chemistry student, I would proffer. Given that I aced that class (20 or so years ago), I suppose that I have just the right credentials to proclaim this a success, inasmuch as I have any clue what they're actually trying to achieve. Overall, this is something that I could not really justify outside of this particular Belgian ale context, I'm afraid to say too loudly.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 05:03:45 | More by biboergosum
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 18-04-2032 at 50 degrees into standard pint; when I removed the cage, the cork popped out
Aroma cherry
Head large (5 cm), pink, creamy/fizzy, rapidly diminishing to a fizzy 4 mm layer
Lacing - none
Body –deep purple, opaque
Flavor totally sour cherries; no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl; the sourness fades as the end nears
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 22:04:47 | More by Ozzylizard
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-25-2014 10:35:32 | More by SpasmWaiter
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Kimchi270


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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pottergator

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-21-2014 19:52:37 | More by pottergator
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-19-2014 01:59:50 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-18-2014 23:02:50 | More by TastyIsBeer
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-15-2014 23:46:24 | More by Kmat10
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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
93 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.