Oude Kriek | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
730
Reviews:
318
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
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57
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114
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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.79/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of ahbithwabm
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled January, 2015. Consumed March 18, 2016.

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Photo of adamranders
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Euroglot
3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zpeckler
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JGlitz87
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DangerDawg
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Update 1/29/2016
Bottle in January 2015

A: Pours a hazed, nearly opaque dark pink color. At first a one finger spritzy light pink head forms and recedes in a second. The color here is always stunning to me.
S: Jammy fruits, big tart cherries with a substantial funk. Though not as over barring as I have had before. I think that has to do with the relative freshness. The tart fruits are amazing.
T: Jam like cherry, tart and acidic. Almost to the extreme, with that signature funk. While this is still very intense, the fruit really helps balance this out.
M/O: A light to medium body. Champagne like carbonation, which is fantastic. There is an intense sour and funkiness here, but so much better integrated than previous bottles I have had. This is incredible.

I don't think I have ever had a Hanssens that is within a year of bottling. Everything I have had has always been incredibly old, many many years. I think that has really hurt this, because the fruits pop and are so jam like it is amazing. Since they have hit Houston, I have been really enjoying this. One of the only true Lambics on the shelf here, and in this condition is fantastic.

Review from 6/25/2012----------------------------

Like pretty much everything else I have had from Hanssens, I can not find a bottle date. So who knows how old this bottle is?

A: Pours a bright and vibrant reddish/pink color. I love the color. A one finger white head forms, and vanishes in a second.
S: Tart, acidic, and ultra funky. Cheesy, stinky, funk. Not a lot of cherry sweetness or fruit aromas.
T: Follows the nose with a huge tart, acidic, and sour bite. Cheesy, stinky, funk. Wow, everything is very strong and over powering. I love the style, but this is over barring.
M/D: A medium body that is very crisp and effervescent. I do like funky sours, and enjoyed this on a hot afternoon. Though, just a bit over powering.

I love me some sour and funk. This certainly fits the bill, and I did enjoy my bottle. Though over barring, in a sense that even puts Cantillon to shame. If you want to impress some sour heads, this is what you should bring.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerwolf72
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm still new at sours and waiting for a 'knock your socks off' experience, but I know what I like and this is pretty good. Poured a deep burgundy out of a 12.7 oz bottle into a goblet. Almost zero carbonation in the form of pink foam that completely disappeared instantly. Nose is funky with a slight hint of tart fruit. First drink was bracingly sour, but rounded out to finish smooth. Feel is somewhat light with just enough body to leave a slight temporary coating. Very enjoyable overall.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Oude Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
4.05 out of 5 based on 730 ratings.
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