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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

569 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 38
Gots: 56 | 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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4.8/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Appearance: The head is quite impressive, thick and reddish pick that dissolves moderately slowly and leaves little lacing

Smell: Smells of tart cherries, with an almost leathery feeling.

Taste: Sweet cherries come out for a spit second, and sourness is quickly followed almost as if they sour while in your mouth. This is followed by a bitterness not reminiscent of hops, but of green unripened crab-apples.

Mouthfeel: it has a high level of carbonation and a dryness that leaves your palate wanting more.
Drinkability: The acidity and dryness makes this beer quite refreshing, would drink all the time!

M-girard, Oct 14, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%

Appearance: It has a nice deep ruby color to it. It has a nice light pink head that dies down moderately and leaves very light lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart cherries, some woody oak, some acidity, some lemon and definite funk.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of tart cherries, some lemon, a nice acidic character, light oak, some funk and a slight earthiness on the back.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

SebD, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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outoffocus, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ZEB89, Sep 29, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle best before 10/2034:
Pours a crimson to burgundy, with a dark pink effervescent bubbly head that grows quickly and disappears almost as quickly. Some bubbles are visible riding to the top. The nose is funky tart, almost equally balanced. The funk is most cheese-like, the tart is cherry-based. I also get a hint of wood after a swirl.

The taste starts with sour apple tart, mellowing to a yogurt-like tang, which also brings about a note of cherry. There is definitely a presence of carbonation, but it is subdued on the tongue. The taste dies of fairly quickly, but I detect a remnant of cherry taste after the strength of the taste has left.

Decently tart, mildly dry, but not as much of the cherry as I'd expected. I enjoyed it, but not sure it's worth another purchase at the price I paid.

cjgiant, Sep 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

The best fruit wild/sour ale I've had. The fruit is extremely prominent in this beer, undoubtedly due to the high ratio of cherries to lambic (400g/L per the label). The base beer is extremely well made... bracingly sour and refreshing with no off flavors. Extremely clear for a fruit beer and lambic-based one at that. This beer shows off the art of brewing at as high of a level as anything on the market.

ShamasUVA, Sep 08, 2014
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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
93 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.