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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

510 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 37
Gots: 48 | 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 russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 28-10-2029, bet you that sucker would be vinegar by then! Picked this up at Macadoodles, Springdale, AR

Pours a chestnut tinged purple with 2 fingers of fast falling pink head. Some head retention & lacing

S: Leather & sour cherry

T: Follows the nose, pretty much, loads of tartness. Cherry & a touch of oaky dryness as this warms. Finishes puckery & slightly tart

MF: Light bodied, delicate, but noticable carbonation

Drinks easy, not as tart as I figured. I might sit on that bottle of Gueze for a while to get some more age on it. Well worth a try, but not world-class by any means & pricey to boot

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 00:19:15 | More by russpowell
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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.

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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.

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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
93 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.