Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
awesome brew here, as good as any of the 3F stuff I think, and one of the funkier more mature krieks I have had, up there with the best of the Belgians. great rose colored liquid, rather clear for the style, with a pink quartz colored head, thick as whipped cream and rising up like this thing has been ready to burst through the cork and cage for an eternity. so happy to be free, it emits aromas of tart cherries, baking pies, and of course funky oaky lactic lambic that's well blended and especially sour. the cherries sweeten it up only slightly in the taste, and the vinegar smelling salt intensity of the nose is better integrated in the flavor. cherries are enormous, not a faint accent but a dominant flavor, I could have predicted that from the jammy red color. head never settles, and the carbonation on it is effervescent and super bright. tart and sour both from the fruit, sour from the lambic and downright woody from its time in oak. mature as they come, dynamic and never getting too sweet. a lightness hangs in this one, making a small bottle not quite enough for me, its interesting enough that I will likely buy another one because I don't feel done with it. top notch stuff, super fairly priced, and as good as any kriek out there. trust me.
08-14-2014 22:14:19 | More by StonedTrippin
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
Poured into a Bruery tulip. Best by 10-04-2014.
A: Pours about three fingers of dense pink head with a ruby body.
S: Mostly gueze up front; briny, lemon sour, funk, lacto tang. Some cherry sweetness does poke out in a fleshy, cherry pit kind of way. Has that nice cinnamon/barrel note that you get in krieks.
T: You notice the gueze base first before getting the cherries. Nice cherry tartness along with more of that cinnamon/barrel note I mentioned in the smell. Jammy and tart.
Mf: Prickly carbonation with a lip smacking sourness and a residual cherry sweetness.
O: At first it was too cold and the cherries were very hidden, but as it warmed a good amount of the fruit sweetness came through. The fruit is obviously from actual fruit and really works well with the base beer. Solid, authentic kriek.
07-31-2014 06:04:11 | More by CowsandBeer
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
07-25-2014 19:22:50 | More by Shroud0fdoom
Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
93 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.