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Oud Beersel Kriek - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
85
very good

100 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Kopfschuss, May 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

dsuedbeck, Apr 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

I2uss, Apr 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

rbrefbeerman, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

chickenm, Mar 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Beer4Baltimore, Feb 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

seeswo, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Beertracker, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had a bottle of this at Max's. Poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish pink with two fingers of pink head and good retention.

Smell: Mild and slightly tart. I'm definitely picking up the cherries and a light sweetness.

Taste: The flavor it a bit watery. Tart and fruity with sour cherries and vinegar notes. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I was underwhelmed by this offering. The taste didn't have enough going on. Not bad, but not again.

oline73, Jan 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

imperialking, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Kaydogg, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

cosmonick, Jan 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

MaryCeleste, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter. Best by date of 2014. I imagine that this bottle has sat for quite a while in this store, but I could be wrong.

Pours a murky, muddy dark pink/red color with minimal head. When backlit by strong light it shows crimson red. Looks good.

Smells disturbingly like cherry medicine that has gone bad, or maybe a cherry menthol cough drop that has been dipped in infect beer. I can't quite say that this is a positive smell, but one that does intrigue me!

Well... the flavor is much better than the nose indicated, but it is a far cry from what I am pretty sure is traditional lambic. This is obviously either pasteurized (leaving much unfermented sugar), artificially sweetened, both, or chemically stabilized with sulfites (unlikely). The result is a sweet, slightly alcoholic cherry soda. Now, I do enjoy it, but I don't think it should be at all connected to the name lambic.

The mouthfeel is sweet, smooth, and full bodied from all the sugar. The carbonation is on the low side which I like.

Conclusion: This is a great fruit beer. But I can't say it is a great lambic. It has only the faintest hint of any traditional lambic flavors, and I wouldn't dare to apply the lofty title of lambic to it if I brewed it. It is a sweet cherry fruit beer, and in my opinion not worth the > $10 I paid for it. If this was canned and cost $5 for a six pack I would buy it.

allforbetterbeer, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

girllovesbier, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

JimmyMacS, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

jerz, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

vince4953529, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

lpotter, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle into tulip, best by 10/14/2013. Pours slightly cloudy brick red color with a nice and dense 2 fingers of pink colored head with fantastic retention that reduces to a lasting lacing cap. Thick lacing clings to the sides of the glass as well. Aromas of tart cherries, cherry juice sweetness, spices, and a bit of vinegar. Some nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of sweet cherries, spices, and a bit of tart cherry as well. Pretty dry finish, but there is a bit of cherry sweetness that hangs around for a bit. Light-medium bodied with medium carbonation. A bit of a creamy and syrupy mouthfeel is present. No alcohol noticed at all as expected for being 4%. Sweetness of this beer is not cloying at all, and this drinks extremely well. Overall a very nice and tasty kriek! I will have to check out the oude kriek vieille soon.

superspak, Oct 18, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unknown vintage but definitely a few years old, best before is 08/10/2024 (based on online research this means it's a 2004).

A: deep salmon, pink head that was voluminous and long lasted.

S: very chemical chlorine--high school pool--urinal cake, nail polish, cherries, it really smells like clean vagina.

T: Clearly Canadian (Black Cherry flavor), the park when it rains--wet leaves--algae, like when you drink weird water either stream water or well water. Chlorinated aftertaste.

M: not thin, not thick, in Goldilocks zone for this style of beer. Highly carbonated in a way that feels natural.

O: vegetal and vaginal (in the cleanest way, no fish). If you're looking an American Wild ale, this is not it, too much vegetal/wet leaves that you don't with those, but if you're looking a traditional, affordable Belgian Kriek then this is a great representative.

nickhiller, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of auroracrisis
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

375ml into a Russian River tulip, best before 17.06.2012

The body of the beer is a cranberry colored purpleish red. A 1cm head rests on top that reduces to a collar of film around the edges.

By smelling the beer, you are greeted with an airy, dusty funk. Something similar to a basement or old shed. Agitation brings out more of the same. Some sweetness behind that which can be compared to a cherry throat lozenge, and a little bit of butter and socks behind that.

Cherry candy like sweetness upfront, followed by slight notes of the mustiness that was in the smell. No real funk to the flavor, just cherry candy. Kinda disappointed but atleast it's not as sweet as other sweetened lambics I've had.

Mouthfeel is light-medium, sticky with low carbonation.

Overall, an okay sweetened lambic. I bought this thinking it was their oude lambic offering with a new label but then found out otherwise when I got home. Oh well, not awful. I drank the whole beer but I won't be buying this one again. It seemed like this one smelled better than it tasted, with a decent funk note to it. But the taste was too sweet and one dimensional to be able to compete with proper lambics.

auroracrisis, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of megahurts4
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oud Beersel Kriek

Appearance: bright red, medium head, and some good lacing.

Smell: lambic sourness and a slight cherry.

Taste: light lambic flavors with a hint of cherry.

Mouthfeel: medium-light.

Overall:

This is a very nice kriek. It is something nice on a warm summer evening.

megahurts4, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of ktrillionaire
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The brew appears nearly flat. It is a red cherry hue and seems more viscous visually than it actually is. The nose is basically like raspberry sorbet; it is both delicious and one-dimensional at the same time. As to the flavor, it continues down the raspberry confection path except there is a lactic sourness that is obvious on the palate which brings forth a specific suggestion of ice cream with grenadine. The mouthfeel is nice enough, with a bit of soft effervescence and a light-bodied silkiness. Overall it is pretty good, especially for a sweet Lambic.

ktrillionaire, Jul 11, 2011
Oud Beersel Kriek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.