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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

521 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 36
Gots: 51 | 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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devlishdamsel

Washington

5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the quintessential Kriek. Having been a Kriek drinker for years that is really saying something. No it's not hyped like other beers, but it definitely deserves the highest praise. The problems with most other krieks ranges anywhere from a bold bitterness which results from the cherry pits to cloyingly sweet. The aging in the oak really rounded out and mellowed that flavor and this beer is fully attenuated so there is virtually no residual sweetness. The body is almost like velvet but still thin enough to make this beer insanely drinkable. Such a dark rich red color, its almost like a fine rose champagne, with the bubbles to match. The smell of vanilla oak and cherries hit. You drink in and are intoxicated with fresh juicy cherry essence. There is absolutely no trace of hotness in this beverage, you would think its alcohol free! the aftertaste is pleasant and sings of cherries. Perfection! I will be keeping this on stock as often as possible! Such a fine beverage.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 00:50:32 | More by devlishdamsel
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moarmare

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-28-2014 13:57:00 | More by moarmare
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Hazee

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-27-2014 14:43:48 | More by Hazee
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-26-2014 00:02:47 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Shroud0fdoom

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12.7 oz. bottle.
I decided that I would give this beer a whirl. I didn't mind Oud Beersel's Oude Geuze. So I figured I would see what their Cherry brew is about. Ok first the appearance of the Oude Kriek is pretty outstanding. She is dense and dark blood red, with a cute tight bubbly pink head. Looks great IMO. Now for the smell of this Dracula looking nectar. Cherries with a wave of grains underneath. Very pleasant on the nose, sweet almost like candy. Hints of wood, yet the cherries are dominant. Ok what does she taste like? This tastes of pure candy. Sour pitted cherries with the right amount of grain sweetness. The sourness isn't all that puckering, doesn't mKe that a bad thing. Finishes semi-dry very low bitterness. Aftertaste of more cherries and a hint of spice. The feel for this Kriek is a bit complex. It's light yet smooth body almost counteracts the lively carbonation. The carbonation is playing on palate yet isn't harsh like some other Belgian brews can do.

Overall: A fine Ale here. So far this is my favorite Kriek Lambic to date. The flavors are balanced yet scream on your palate. Very raw yet sophisticated. A nice dose of complexity yet not exhausting. All in all, this brew is Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 19:22:50 | More by Shroud0fdoom
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-25-2014 13:36:30 | More by Std73
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-23-2014 04:11:52 | More by BobbyDigitali
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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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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
93 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.