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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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521 Ratings

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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 36
Gots: 50 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-19-2012 00:54:48 | More by jfcaa193
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-16-2012 01:05:14 | More by imperialking
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 3/4" pink head that dissipated quickly over cloudy red liquid.

S: Funk, oak, yeast and cherries.

T: Yeast, oak, funk and sour cherries. Quite nice and refreshing.

M: Medium viscosity and a high level of fine carbonation.

O: Excellent lambic that is up there with Cantillon in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 22:09:21 | More by DaftCaskBC
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-11-2012 01:30:20 | More by Netdigger2
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-09-2012 05:11:59 | More by msarver16
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-06-2012 02:17:15 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a ruby red color out of its bottle into a tulip glass.

A-today color, not much head but just the right amount of have. Laces well.

S-tart roght up front... Let it cool down a little and the cherries begin to peak out

T-tart Cherie's overwhelms the flavor... But not in a bad way... Peppery aftertaste.

M-slightly acidic leftover, but is to be expected... No other harsh afterfecra, just lingering cherry

O-great kriek... Would definitely get again

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 10:37:24 | More by csiewert
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Steve, thanks man.

Live review.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a dark red, 1 finger pink tinged head settles into a small cap, a little light lacing.

S: Oaky, funky, acidic; main components are joined by cherries and a light sweetness. Musty too. Good.

T: Cherries, oaky, funk, slight acidity and vinegar. Leans heavily towards the acidic side of sour. No abv detected. Acidic finish is accompanied by drying Brett.

M: Decent carbonation, light side of medium, coating.

O: Good. No expectations going in, and none coming out. Good for what it is, and well worth trying. Just don't expect super sour on this one. It's more acidic.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 07:35:49 | More by Keffa
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-27-2012 16:03:07 | More by Beertracker
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

01-17-2012 05:23:00 | More by drewone
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a large sniffter glass

A-pale strawberry red color with a nice tight bubbled head that hangs around for quite a while.

S-funky cherry smell. goat cheese. some wheat, sourness very present.

T-fairly tart with a small amount of black cherry flavor, not like lindemans which is sweet. pretty dry but does have a nice sweetness to it. Funky from the wild fermentation which of course I love!! at this point it is too cold, I will come back.

M-bubbly and smooth. tart feels great in the back of the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 21:50:41 | More by danedelman
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale red with a pretty pink head of bubbles of that fades quickly. Nice balance of acidity and tartness. The cherry seems to soften the sourness and mute some of the funkier lambic characteristics. Hay and lemon peel seem to be the most prominent flavors emerging from the sourness. Perfect dryness and spot-on carbonation. A well done, if not understated Kriek.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 21:24:00 | More by bump8628
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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

01-15-2012 19:46:33 | More by AleWatcher
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-11-2012 02:53:22 | More by cosmonick
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

01-10-2012 06:48:36 | More by ThirstyHerf
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, corked and caged, into a snifter. Best till March 2030? Yeah, couldn't wait that long. ;)

A - dark rosy red, cloudy. 1.5 finger pink head, goes down slowly to a ring that sticks around. No lace.

S - oh so delicious. Tart cherries, smells fairly sour. Lots of musty funk. Lemon, oak. Seriously delightful!

T - Puckering sourness and acidity. More of the funk comes into the taste than the cherries. Cherries are sour, but not as present as in the smell. The sour lemon comes through moreso than the cherries, and the oak finishes this one off. The lack of cherries would be my only criticism here.

M - medium bodied. Perfect amount of carbonation. Pretty dry finish.

D/O - very good lambic. Would have liked a little more fruit, but leaps and bounds better than the ones that are syrupy - this is not.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 06:43:46 | More by fragilehearted
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-04-2012 03:22:43 | More by tclapper
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

01-02-2012 01:38:14 | More by tbeq00
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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged 375ml bottle, best by March 10, 2030.

It pours a murky pink/red, has a +1 finger of pinkish foam and is loaded with lacing.

Can you just smell the cherries? A little bit sweet, very much tart. And I'm getting a few whiffs of the oak in between the layers of cherry. This smells fine.

The taste is what I'd expect from a beer labeled Lambic Fruit. Cherries up front bringing mild cherry sweet with a base of tart cherries and an underlying oak influence. Just the right amount of each to make this so easy drinking and enjoyable. I had their Framboise earlier and it, imho, didn't come together as well as this. There's a hint or 2 of some Brett but I won't stand behind that statement.

On the upper end of light bodied with a brisk level of carbonation, the mouthfeel is quite lively and the beer is, like I said, a joy to drink. A very well executed beer for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 17:23:15 | More by Bitterbill
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4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically. The best by date is 10 Mar., 2030

Appearance: As poured the beer is a mostly clear dark ruby red color with a 1 ½” light pink head that has a few nice billowy hills and valleys as it slowly recedes. Eventually the foam recedes to a ring around the glass and thin swirls of foam on the surface. Sipping leaves a few speckles of lacing, some of which cling and some of which recede slowly back to the liquid.

Smell: As the bottle is opened with a soft “phutt” the aroma of cherries spreads into the room. During the pour this becomes more pronounced. Underlying the cherry there is a nice subtle tartness tinged with a light woody basement character that reflects the beer’s time in the oak.

Taste: The flavor includes lots of tart cherry with just a hint of residual sweetness. There are also some musky, woody notes from the oak. In the background is that wee bit of funk and barnyard that should emerge and become more pronounced with more time in the bottle.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied with good active carbonation. The finish is long, tart and very dry.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I’m finding this one quite sippable as each follows the last slowly but surely and as I focus on sorting out the components of the aroma and flavor here. This is nicely complex but also relatively subtle and something I’ll be more than happy to have again. My overall impression is that this is a first rate kriek. The cherries add a wonderful dimension of flavor to the lambic and this is a complex and subtle beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 01:49:50 | More by drtth
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-01-2011 23:14:12 | More by uturn
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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost no head at all on this despite a vigorous pour but good lacing and carbonation nonetheless. Deep, dark cherry color with lots of sour, musty barnyard aroma. Full of suspended floaties that don’t exactly look appetizing but fortunately didn’t effect the taste or mouthfeel negatively, although there were chunks left in the bottom of the glass at the end.

Very tart aroma follows in the taste. Sweet but not overly so, under ripe cherry sourness, touches of barnyard funk and mustiness. Pleasantly puckering tartness; very refreshing and crisp. Finishes fairly dry and clean. Excellent paired with deli sandwiches and vinegar chips!

I’d enjoy this bottle again and recommend it to those interested in sour beers, particularly newcomers to the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 13:45:12 | More by tobelerone
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-26-2011 23:39:21 | More by Rempo
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-26-2011 00:34:01 | More by Rochefort10nh
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-24-2011 02:20:37 | More by Exiled
Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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