Oude Kriek | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 10-14-2001

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Ranking:
#2,019
Reviews:
320
Ratings:
742
pDev:
11.41%
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0
 
 
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Photo of wd40
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark ruby red color with a bit of reddish/white foam. The smell initially was off to my nose (chlorphenols?). After the brew settle down a little, the fragrance was definitely that of a sour beer, but not a ton of fruit. The taste has a bit more cherry in it than the smell would suggest, but overall it's a pretty light beer. The sourness is pretty strong, but it ends up being a very nice refreshing beer. The carbonation helps give it a bit of lift as well. Overall, I would probably drink this beer more regularly if it was a bit less expensive and I didn't have so many other beers I still want to try!

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Photo of cbnz
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Djkraz
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of t0rin0
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of yamar68
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a vibrant raspberry juice color with a finger of noisy light pink carbonation that recedes back to a collar that retains well and laces fittingly.

Super funk, overripe bright fruits, wet hay, intense fruit mash smells, it doesn't get too muddy though... tons of depth without losing balance.

Oooh that is good... intensely sour at first in the best kind of way, waves and waves of red fruit... cherry, raspberry, strawberry... even some sour citrus qualities. The finish is beautifully dry, clean.

What a delicious surprise of a beer this was. Wow.

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Photo of BeerMe42
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Diomede
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of xnicknj
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375mL bottle poured into tulip - thanks cj

Pours a deep ruby color with some darker, ruddy hues. Pinkish, foamy head bubbles up and dissipates, leaving a few spots of lacing on the glass.

Funky and fruity in the nose with cherries. Tart and sour with lactic hints, horse blanket funk and bread crust malts.

Nice biting sourness with cherries and lactic dryness up front. Sour and funky throughout with an emphasis on the yeast, horse blanket and barnyard. Oak and cherry skin with a slight vinous character. Finishes dry and sour with a light cherry sweetness.

Medium body, nicely carbonated (unlike the experimental lambics) and dry on the tongue. A nicely done fruit lambic, although there's better available, especially considering the price.

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Photo of Rutager
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7 oz, LOTNR F
Poured into a 3F gueuze glass.

Appearance. Pours a rich and hazy peachy-pinky-red with a finger of bubbly pink head that quickly fades to a skim.

Smell. Sour cherries and marzipan with just a little sweet hayloft funk.

Taste. Sour cherries, lemon juice, some dry and earthy funk. Quite dry. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ lively carbonation.

Overall. Nice dry kriek. Plenty sour without being overwhealming.

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Photo of Czar_chasm
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of HopsintheSack
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle date G, whatever that means.

A: Pours a very deep ruby color with a large, pink head on top, very foamy. Nice head retention, leaving a nice cap on top. Thick foamy lacing clings to the glass.

S: Light funk and barnyard mixed with some cherries and a little bit of wood. A little bit of tartness/vinegar.

T: Cherry mixed with a good bit of woody/oak. Not quite as musty as the aroma, but very earthy. The barrel really shines through as the oak intensifies.

M: Medium bodied with a nice level of tartness, was expecting it to be a bit over the top, but very approachable.

O: A pretty nice Kriek, not in your face cherry, but good nonetheless.

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Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of pjs234
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375mL bottle courtesy of TPatuto. I believe this is from 2009. Reviewed on 8/31 from notes.

A: Dark cherry red, appropriately. No lacing, but carbonation freckles swarm the side of the glass.

N: Pronounced cherry and oak. Acidic sourness hits me pretty well. Marionberry, vinegar and acetone. Plum and grape.

T: Very powerful acetic sourness. Dark sour cherry and a heavy amount of tannic oakiness. Definite acetone and vinegar presence. Not a ton of funk which I'm alright with in a fruit lambic. I do have to say this super, super sharp, so drink accordingly.

M: Somewhat oily and prickly.

O: A good fruit lambic in a pinch, but at this point, it's more like a venomous Flanders Red. Or a Rodenbach Grand Cru with an extra dose of sour power.

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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of DanK4
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A Pours dark ruby red, just beautiful. Decent head to it but it dissipates quickly. Looks like cherries.

S: Tart sour cherries, some raspberry, big lemon hint, and a bit of funk. Almost like a farmhouse funk but tart from the lemons.

T: Big cherry and sour raspberry flavor right off the bat. The carbonation keeps the beer off the tongue so it was hard to get a real flavor profile at first, but as it warmed up the carbonation died down and you could pick up even more lemon. The taste is what made this beer for me.

M: Lighter than I anticipated. Light to medium, once it's been sitting for a bit.

O: Solid lambic in my opinion. A nice step up from a Monk's Cafe.

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Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of bbadger
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of andrewinski1
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice. The color is ruby red. There are just a few bubbles in this one (more often than not I get very little carbonation in this beer, but every now and then a bottle will have some).

The aroma appropriately has a lot of tart, slightly medicinal cherry. A hint of lemon rind is evident.

The taste starts out dry with notes of wheatgrass and quickly evolves into sour lemon juice with cherry notes mixed in. The finish is very clean and very tart.

This has very mellow carbonation if any, with a light body. This is very good. I find this is one that has a lot of bottle variation. At times it's been one of the most acidic beers I've had. This particular bottle strikes a pretty good balance.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 742 ratings
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