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Oude Kriek | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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4.12/5
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741 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,984
Reviews:
320
Ratings:
741
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
112
Trade:
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Photo of mcrawford
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowmageddon
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdub70085
3.2/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluejacket74
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 ml corked and caged bottle, 2015 vintage. Served in a Prairie Artisan Ales lambic glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy reddish color with not quite an inch light pink head that fizzled away kinda quickly. Not much lacing at all. The brew smells like tart and sweet cherries, oak, and some funkiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, with tart cherry, oak, sweet cherry, funk, vinegar and lemon flavors all noticeable. It's pretty tart, more than I expected since I thought the aroma had a good amount of sweetness. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's easy to drink and has a low amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, I enjoyed the tart fruity flavors. Definitely worth picking up!

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Awolter
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Deep red in color, somewhat similar to a red wine. Cherries, funk, and oak on the nose. Tastes like drinking a glass of sour cherries. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the same corked bottle as @somethingclever below me.

It is a deep, crimson red color. The carbonation was fairly low. A hard second pour provided a little bit more fizzy head.

It smells and tastes like very sour cherry and apple cider vinegar. There is a lot of nice oak flavor, but it is a bit too sour for me.

The body was fine outside of being a little flat. Not sure if there was a carbonation issue or it's supposed to be that way, but it feels and tastes like it was left opened in the fridge for a day

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged bottle poured into a can glass

A: deep rich red incolor with absolutely no head body is opaque.

S: Lots of sour cherry, vinegar, oak, green apple, this beer smells like it is going to be sour.

T: Lots of tannen sour sour cherry, vinegar, lots of oak wood in the taste

M: Beer tasted flat absolutely no carbonation, for being a lighter ABV beer the way the sourness coats the tongue it drinks bigger.

O: It was a little too sour for me without bring enough flavor. If you like super sour beers this one would be up your alley.

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Photo of shelby415
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cwd
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nomis
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz. glass poured into tulip

L: mostly clear dark red with pink head of foam that just covers the top surface; clears up over time; keeps a tight pink collar of foam; almost no sticking or lacing

S: vinous and tart, fingernail polish, tart cherries in background; as it warms, the cherries add a bit of sweetness; funky barn must, wet sacks of grain left to dry kind of funk

T: mouth-puckering sour, lemons, hay, musty barn air; the flavor notes are there but the big sour flavor up front dominates; as the palate adjusts, a hint of tart cherries peeks in ... they add an earthy flavor that cuts some of the sour

F: lightweight, feels lightly carbonated, a bit watery -- works well for the style

O: intensely sour to begin with, and it takes awhile for the palate to adjust to allow some of the cherry flavor to show up; very complex with a lot of different notes competing for attention; a big sweet aroma seems to be locked up and hidden in the nose and never allowed to break loose, while the flavor is always more sour with the cherries adding much more earthy/tart flavor than sweetness; a true "sour" lover's kriek lambic -- there's no hint of syrup

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonnyqrn
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dogleg
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moarmare
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from February 2013, so over three months age on it.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Sixpoint tulip glass.

Pour is a deep burgundy, a lovely balance between light red and purple. Little to no head.

Aroma is slightly funky sour with a definite sweet fruit aroma.

Taste is very sour funky malt. Absolutely wonderful slight sweet cherry note at the end.

Great example of how good Belgian lambics can be.

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Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 741 ratings
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