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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

551 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 312
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 denimdemon
2/5  rDev -51.9%

denimdemon, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of azureoval
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

azureoval, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of korguy123
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cork and cage.

Poured redish pink with zero head or lacing.

Bright cherries with funk, lemon and cranberry. Very light and fruity.

Massive cherries with a nice barnyard finish. Slight dry with a lingering tart finish.

Awesome carbonation and light feel.

Probably the most balanced and least funk forward lambic I've ever experienced. Wonderful.treat on my vacation to compliment my meal.

korguy123, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of jrohrbacher
4/5  rDev -3.8%

jrohrbacher, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of amphion1065
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle, with a 28 10 2029 "Best before" date. Served in a Duvel tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a dark, ruby red. A deep purple, one-finger head with wonderful retention forms. A really delightful appearance.

Lots of tart cherries in the nose, with a deep lactic tartness throughout. It's funky and sour, but the fruit flavors still really shine. Perhaps a little more sweetness than I'd like, but it's certainly not a turn-off.

This is very, very cherry-forward. Overwhelmingly sweet, with just a slight sour twang. A vinous, slightly wild yeast component is largely subdued by the cherries at play. Vanilla comes through as well.

This is a touch undercarbonated, though not terribly so. The tartness is mild enough that this never becomes exhausting to the palate.

Totally fine, and pretty tasty. I can't really dock the fruit for being too vibrant, but a slightly deeper level of complexity and sourness would certainly help.

amphion1065, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev -3.8%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -3.8%

imperialking, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of DaftCaskBC
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.

DaftCaskBC, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Netdigger2
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Netdigger2, Feb 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

msarver16, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Beer4Baltimore, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of csiewert
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

csiewert, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Keffa
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.

Keffa, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Beertracker
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Beertracker, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev -27.9%

drewone, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of danedelman
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.

danedelman, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of bump8628
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.

bump8628, Jan 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

AleWatcher, Jan 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

cosmonick, Jan 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

ThirstyHerf, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of fragilehearted
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.

fragilehearted, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tclapper, Jan 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

tbeq00, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Bitterbill
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.

Bitterbill, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of drtth
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.

drtth, Dec 23, 2011
Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
93 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.