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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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614 Ratings

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Ratings: 614
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 42
Gots: 64 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2002

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 375ml bottle into a tulip glass. Huge pop, ripping right off the cage, but not a gusher, some suds.

A huge deep ruby red out of the bottle, and fills with big dark purple opacity. Head is frothy and shampoo thick, easily a good solid three fingers, with soapy retention and dark pink to purple color. An aggressive kriek, wonderful..

Giant aroma, even off the pop the wildness seems to take hold also. Super menthol heat and cherry fruit off the nose. Thick juice and fruit skin tannic notes. Cherry explosivity with herbal heat hints of cinnamon and mint as well. The ultimate lambic cough drop minus the medicinal twinge.

Palate comes though very sharp. Lots of carbon dioxide feel and flavors in the mid palate. Blasting cherry notes and huge effervescence on the finish. An almost light woody character strangely a bit. Lots of fruit skin tannic action also, with a big palate dry character in the back.

Overall an aggressive and real impressive kriek, which surprisingly is a bit of a challenge to drink. A good solid brew, but kind of going overboard on aggression.

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

375ml bottle bb 4/10/34

Deep red pour with creamy pink head; smells like sweet cherry pie filling and lemon with a touch of bready malt. The cherry tastes surprisingly dry and intense. It steals the show and overshadows the base lambic. However what is there is really tasty. Moderately sour. There is some lemon and apple on the taste and an oakiness that adds some astringent medicinal quality. There is also an earthiness throughout but not very funky. The mouthfeel is great. Tiny bubbles and creamy head work as a perfect delivery system for this cherry pie in a glass. I really like this beer and glad I finally found it on the shelf at my local shop. It's nicely balanced and a pleasure to drink. Perhaps the base lambic would develop a little bit more with some age - but I'm not sure how the intense cherry flavor would fare. I'll just have to put one away for awhile and find out.

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3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml corked and caged bottle served in an Allagash chalice. Best before 18-04-2032 printed on the back label. Pours the color and clarity of cranberry juice with a rocky, three inch, pink-colored head. Nose expresses citrus, cork, horse blanket and a hint of cherries. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's also a suggestion of cinnamon and cherry sucrets. Mouthfeel is light in body with a carbonation that falls just shy of lively and a mild acidity. Overall, a decent fruit lambic but a little too medicinal for my sensibilities.

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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
93 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.