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Oud Beersel Bzart Kriekenlambiek - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 14
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 18.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 08-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 14
Photo of biboergosum
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml caged and corked bottle, at 7.6% ABV, and the 2012 vintage, which was produced using the 'méthode traditionelle' - so a cherry lambic given the Champagne aging treatment, and barrel-aged. Très cool.

This beer pours a clear, dark magenta hue, with a lazily teeming tower of puffy, thinly foamy, and mostly fizzy pink head, which leaves a minor amount of sudsy soap bubble berm lace around the glass as it steadily abates.

It smells of tart, slightly fruity cherries, a further bit of strawberry/raspberry, subtle white cheek funk, grainy wooden barrels (the staves, essentially, not really getting any of whatever it formerly held), gritty pale malt, a touch of acidic lemon and/or lime, and weak earthy, weedy hops. The taste is sharp, but somehow pleasantly rounded sour cherries (no plump BC varietals here, boyos), more lemon, raspberry, and even rhubarb fruity tartness, a mildly sweet pale graininess, gently funky cheese, a now spectral musty barrel woodiness, and still underwhelming (duly so) earthy hops.

The bubbles are quite active and stirring and probing of my various palatal reaches, the body medium-light in weight, and tentatively smooth, at least until one reaches full acclimatization - hell, then it's even a little creamy, in a fully airy sense. It all finishes dry and fruity, and perhaps a tad woody.

Yup, it sure is swell getting a chance at these releases from Oud Beersel here in Alberta, and this is one that almost justifies the hefty going prices. Brash, but not extreme, in its cherry (and friends!) acerbic fruitiness, and enjoyably restrained, if in a bristling sense, everywhere else. If that's your thing, go out and get 'em before they're gone.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Purchased at Oud Beersel with PurpleCloud.

I usually don't give this high of a rating...however, this beer was very, very good. Great color/clarity, head retention, taste (to include subtle wood), feel ( a bit gassy from champagne style but it tamed down) and overall an amazing beer. Highly drinkable, great cherry notes, simply gorgeous.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle number 27 of 220.

Appearance - Brilliant red body with a huge pink head. Really beautiful color.

Smell - Cherry, not too intense, but a dominant aroma. Lemony lambic acidity. Smelled grainy when it was cold.

Taste - More predominantly cherry flavored. Jammy and a bit of cherry pie, while avoiding the sweetness. Grain that the smell lacked. Some sourness, but it isn't dominant.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Could be more sour.

Overall - From my memory, it's the most enjoyable of the Bzart series. Excellent fruit flavor.

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Oud Beersel Bzart Kriekenlambiek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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