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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

467 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 467
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%


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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Reviews by DannyS:
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DannyS

New York

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a small glass tumbler, poured from a 375ml bottle, dated 06/27/07.

A - Slightly brownish, yet still bright, red color. Somewhat like a dark red wine.

S - Sour, winey, slightly yeasty. Lots of cherry aroma up front.

T - Tart, totally not sweet. Powerful cherry flavor with an acidic, tannic backing.

M - Kind of thin on the fizz and a hurt slightly by the tannin, but still smooth.

D - It's kind of hard to drink more than one of these. This is one to savor by itself, like you would a casual glass of wine

overall - I'm doing this one mostly from memory of last night; was in a hotel room and unable to procure internet access to write a review. But what I remember was good. It was a nice, bracingly tart cherry lambic to start off what would be an awesome night of food and beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 07:33:54 | More by DannyS
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-14-2014 18:17:20 | More by Ciocanelu
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Romania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-12-2014 02:50:07 | More by Rimbimhoot
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ACarp

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-31-2014 04:30:33 | More by ACarp
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Bonis

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-20-2014 13:43:47 | More by Bonis
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MorganSaunders

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-18-2014 20:07:03 | More by MorganSaunders
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-16-2014 12:46:56 | More by Fettpopps
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-11-2014 19:55:27 | More by aztraz
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-11-2014 05:10:48 | More by Axnjxn
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-09-2014 22:02:27 | More by KAF
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gushov

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-08-2014 19:00:34 | More by gushov
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big, frothy pink head, requiring several pours to get a half-glass. Brew is a deep, dark red, opaque and beautiful. Head retention is impressive, always retaining at least a quarter finger of pink foam. Lacing is nice but quickly slides down the glass back into the head, leaving little trace.

Aroma is what you would expect: sour cherries, wild yeast, flowers, and light wheat. Very delicate, especially for a Kriek.

Flavor is more organic and sharper, more sourer, than many other Kriek lambics. It isn't particularly sweet. Up front tartness, cherry-pit-like flat sourness, extremely light funk in the background. A bit of smokiness and wood as it warms, with some light, dry pepper.

Consistently dry from start to finish. Noticeable pucker. Moderate/thin, but with a long, long finish, and a residual stickiness that is not unpleasant.

This isn't the Kriek for you if you need them sugary and sweet. It is, however, very well-crafted, focusing on cherries more than any overly sour, sweet, or wild aspects. If you're looking for something a little more organic and less sugary, you should give this a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 01:23:09 | More by Roguer
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-05-2014 12:21:11 | More by nootch23
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dsauter

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-01-2014 22:51:51 | More by dsauter
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Bbates

California

4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is Kriek the way it should be! Unlike most Krieks which are brewed for American tastes, this beer is not at all sweet. A wonderful, funky, barnyard smell gives way to an amazing tart and dry sip. The true nature of this beer comes out at warmer temperatures- drinking it too cold is a waste. The spontaneous fermentation by lactobacillus means this is a truly one of a kind brew which is unique to it's location. Think terrior for beer! While admittedly a "different" experience, every person I have seen take a properly poured sip has been amazed. This beer is worth seeking out!

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 04:46:17 | More by Bbates
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TruePerception

California

3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oud Beersel's Oude Kriek Vieille. 6.5%. Malt beverage aged in oak, with cherries added. Good solid pop.

A: Nice rosy pink head. Dark pink/light purple in color.

S: Tart cherry. Tons of acidity (moreso than the cherry scent, itself).

T/MF: Okay, wow. I was not expecting that. There is very active carbonation, in the mouth. And, the beer is BONE dry. The acidity is actually pretty subdued on the palate (for a sour beer, anyway). Really, I think the fruit and acidity is lacking something without the added sweetness to back it up, personally. Not bad, but not what I want in a Lambic.

Poured from a 750mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

And, I had such high hopes for this one...

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 10:13:53 | More by TruePerception
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buzzardman

California

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Fruity slight funk.

Appearance: Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Pours a deep purple, like a red grape. Nice two finger pinkish head that drops to a covering layer.

Flavor: Tangy wine, sour on the tongue but not overly sour, nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Light and dry with high carbonation and slight sour pucker.

Overall: I really liked this Kriek, very wine like and carries a not overly harsh sourness. Would buy it again. Paid $16

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 19:56:44 | More by buzzardman
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California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
93 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.