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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

514 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 514
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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Reviews by jdhowe:
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jdhowe

California

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle, best by 7.12.2030 from Davis Beer Shoppe, enjoyed on 1 September 2013.

A: Pours a slightly hazy vibrant ruby with 1/2 finger of pink bubbly head. Head dissipates to a ring leaving a still surface and little to no lacing.

S: Aroma is up front with tartness, sourness, and sweetness. Cherries, and a little oak and earthiness are the primary aromas.

T/M: Tart and a little bit of puckering sour up front with swelling cherry character and moderate carbonation. The finish is incredibly clean and fairly crisp. Some earthiness is evident from yeast, and oak isn't very detectable in the taste -- mostly just the smell. A little sourness steps up mid-sip and then lingers a bit through the finish.

O: Good, tart, and refreshing. I'm always happy to enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 08:24:07 | More by jdhowe
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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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TimHitchings

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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07-14-2014 05:14:35 | More by akang
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

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New York

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davidwhatshisnam

New York

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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%

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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gorgeous appearance, as is typical of Belgian kriek lambics. Dark ruby body with a thick, creamy lavender cap. The aroma is musty funk and cherry. The flavor is a showcase for the cherries, with additional notes of earth, nuts, cherry pit, hay, wet basement. This is a particularly good bottle of this beer. A fairly common bottle as far as lambics are concerned. I should keep this in stock. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 03:23:32 | More by Huhzubendah
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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
93 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.