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Oud Beersel Kriek - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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84
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84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by rkuhnel:
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rkuhnel

California

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a C&C bottle, this poured a rich cheery red with a light pink head and lacing rings that look like glue. Nose is of sour cherry, and the mouthfeel is medium and shows a little carbonation. Flavor is bittersweet and strongly of cherry, while the finish is a classic lambic sourness. An excellent lambic.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 18:42:28 | More by rkuhnel
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-16-2014 10:49:34 | More by SuperHop18
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-11-2014 22:38:05 | More by bobv
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alelover

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-06-2014 14:56:58 | More by alelover
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-05-2014 00:30:17 | More by kingjohnh
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
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'.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 04:28:41 | More by biboergosum
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-25-2014 00:55:09 | More by Beervana
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-17-2014 02:00:13 | More by Keith_R
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-09-2014 04:06:47 | More by Krakpoff
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-16-2013 01:20:08 | More by johnnnniee
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-01-2013 02:18:46 | More by heerboth
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New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Etan

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

09-24-2013 02:11:18 | More by Etan
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ber12

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -20%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -20%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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roostor07

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20%

05-26-2013 15:33:30 | More by roostor07
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -20%

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Oud Beersel Kriek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
84 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.