De Troch Oude Kriek
Brouwerij De Troch

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Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #102
Ranked #17,830
4.01 | pDev: 6.73%
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snaotheus from Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml capped and corked bottle served in a pair of Cantillon glasses. 1712R 07:4065 is printed on the neck, but I have no clue what that means.

Pours a pretty ruby red, mostly translucent, smallish head, pretty low carbonation. Smell is tart, cherries, cellar. Like, I smell an actual cellar.

Taste is tart, dry, cherries, and some funk. It is both simple and not. It's nice.

Mouthfeel is smooth, dry. Overall, this is a nice beer. Not world class, but very enjoyable and worth seeking out.

Jul 20, 2018
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paulish from New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 05, 2019
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BBD: 5/12/20 (Dec. 5th 2020)

An obscurity that some may already know under the pseudonym “Lambickx Kriek” which is sadly no longer produced.

Pours placidly with a finger of finely textured pale pink foam, settles down to a thin unbroken skim without any lacing. Deep scarlet crimson tone, pours bright but has a slight haze in the glass.

Aroma is nice, acidic sour cherry and almond cherry pits, a touch of medicinal Brett funk. Distinctive and familiar, again reminiscent of the old Lambickx Kriek.

Tart acidic cherries, slight basement funk, possibly from the cork. Natural sour cherry essence, tastes like real fruit thankfully, and not like the fruit syrupy Chapeau stuff. Soft texture, steady visible carbonation but easy on the palate. Pleasantly dry with mild oak and cherry skin tannin in the aftertaste.

Very good overall, and a promising step towards the more traditional side of production, influenced by the new generation of brewery ownership. Worth a try, especially if you miss the spectacular Lambickx Kriek like I do.

Belgian Fruit Lambic #152

May 26, 2020
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desint from Belgium

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 29, 2019
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NickThePyro from Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 12, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle. Deep red. Not much of a head. Smell is really nice cherry and acidity. Oak. Wheat and some funk. Taste is a little less dynamic. Lemony sourness. Cherry, but not a deep or sweet cherry. Strong oak. A little astringent. Low carbonation. Very enjoyable. Surprisingly good for a De Troch lambic.

Feb 23, 2016
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Lindemans stange. Pours a lightly hazy cranberry juice red-orange with an unusual half finger pink head that dissipates to a thin ring, leaving little lacing. Aroma of strawberry, cherry and berries, mild fruit vinegar. Flavor is acetic tart fruit; sour cherry, strawberry, raspberry, hints of lemon; finishes tart and citric acidic with lingering sourness on the back of the tongue. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A tart fruity lambic with a sour finish that is more acidic than fruity. I wanted to choose something from this brewery that was least tart, but this was a bit too sour for me and while the fruit flavors are interesting to start, the finish is a bit stark.

Feb 15, 2016
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 20, 2016
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SweetChicken from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 16, 2016
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safaricook from Netherlands

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 23, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy burgundy color with pink head. Aroma has intense cherries and lambic funk, both complementing each other in an elegant way. Taste starts sour and fruity up-front. The funky lambic notes are not very present in the taste. You get mostly the sour cherries and some other red fruit notes. Body is light, dry and the carbonation is quite low. Not bad overall but I expected some more complexity.

Feb 16, 2016
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wonothesane42 from New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Apr 27, 2016
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straightlambic from California

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 25, 2016
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hophugger from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mar 02, 2017
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HopBelT from Belgium

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 17, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage, really stunningly impressive. i have often overlooked these guys for some reason, perhaps because the few ive had have been sweeter, but they make an awesome base lambic and it should not be discounted in favor of the ones the nerds and traders all freak out about. after all, a lot of the best young blenders in the game are buying de troch juice, and this amazing cherry lambic suggests why. its crystal clear ruby toned and even has a short white head on it, just sparkling in the glass, super well refined looking, just a little sediment to be roused in the bottom of the corked and capped green bottle. the aroma and flavor are just fantastic, tart cherry, real fruit, very dry, tons of funkiness to it, lots of wild lambic character underneath, uniquely acidic, citrusy, heavily wooded, raw on the grain side, slightly herbal, nice tannins, light vanilla and even plum notes to it, no oxidation at all. not sure if its the age that makes this so good, or if it was this bomb when it was first packaged, but i am truly blown away. we had this with grilled halibut and it was mental! the cherry really pops in here, the wood and funk are unique, mouthwatering sourness but super clean at the end, and there is some carbonation present to brighten it up. i would put this up there with almost any oude kriek out there, and will definitely be on the hunt for more de troch lambic moving forward. this blew me away, easily the best of their beers i have ever had! not to be missed for the kriek fan!

May 04, 2020
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newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 13, 2016
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TravisMason from Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 25, 2016
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YvesB from Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 31, 2016
De Troch Oude Kriek from Brouwerij De Troch
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 19 ratings