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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

571 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 316
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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Photo of CowsandBeer
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

CowsandBeer, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of moarmare
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

moarmare, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Hazee
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Hazee, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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.

Shroud0fdoom, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Std73, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tommyguz, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

BobbyDigitali, Jul 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

wisrarebeer, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

TimHitchings, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

SocalKicks, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

akang, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bobv, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

alelover, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

dogfishandi, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kyle86, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of byronic
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

byronic, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of RoyFokker
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

RoyFokker, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

nleaders, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

BryanK, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BryanCDM, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Kirk
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Kirk, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

NWHopinator, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

The carbonation is on the light side, and generally frothy in its bearing, the body an agreeable enough medium weight, and so-so in its acetic acid-tinged smoothness. It finishes barely off-dry, the strained fruitiness and heretofore battered malt putting 'em up for one last thrashing.

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.

biboergosum, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 18-04-2032 at 50 degrees into standard pint; when I removed the cage, the cork popped out
Aroma cherry
Head large (5 cm), pink, creamy/fizzy, rapidly diminishing to a fizzy 4 mm layer
Lacing - none
Body –deep purple, opaque
Flavor totally sour cherries; no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl; the sourness fades as the end nears
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Ozzylizard, Jun 26, 2014
Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
93 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.