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Oud Beersel Kriek - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
85
very good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RunawayJim on 10-07-2008)
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RunawayJim

Rhode Island

3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a thick opaque burgundy color with a small pink head. It smells immediately of cherry sweetness with a hint of tartness. The flavor is much the same. There is no complexity to this beer. It's all cherry, all sweet. It's almost like a sparkling fruit juice, yet it's beer. The body is on the heavy syrupy side. I feel like I should be feeding this to a child. I wouldn't buy it again. It's older cousin is much better.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2008 02:37:33 | More by RunawayJim
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3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375ml caged and corked bottle, sort of the little brother to the Oude Kriek Vieille, I gather.

This beer pours a clear, dark magenta amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, fairly creamy, and mildly bubbly pale pink head, which leaves some thick swaths of low-lying fog lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of semi-sweet and tart cherry juice, earthy yeast, gritty pale malt, a touch of sugary caramel, faint funky notes, and softly leafy, weedy, and grassy hops. The taste is more candied cherry, with a decent enough tartness offset, pale and wheaty malt, a tame red vinegar sourness, ethereal Belgian yeast, and sort of musty, earthy, and wet grassy hops.

The bubbles are nice and zippy in their tight frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, with a thinning from all the fruitiness apparent almost from the get-go. It finishes on the sweet side, the cherries seeing this one through, alongside a growing musky, somewhat funky astringency.

Definitely on the sweeter side of Belgian Krieks, but not quite approaching the Lindemans horizon. Enough tart and musty yeast character presides, allowing for a more or less enjoyable and drinkable sour cherry beer, even if the shelf price of this offering does not exactly scream out 'buy me again and again'.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Wisconsin

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Bought this one without realizing it wasn't the oude version. Oh well.

A: Pours a deep purplish-red with a nice light purple head.

S: Moderately sweet cherry flesh in the nose. Not much acidity. A hint of wheat and vinous oak tannins.

T: Taste brings pleasant cherry sweetness interrupted briefly by a very mild note of tartness. Some vanilla and a bit of oak are detected as well, and a bit of subtle muskiness.

M: Light-bodied with full, creamy carbonation.

O: Not disgustingly sweet, but pretty disappointing with the lack of acidity. Next time I'll make sure I'm getting Vieille.

Serving type: bottle

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Oud Beersel Kriek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.