Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Belgium
oudbeersel.com

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
765
Reviews:
356
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
91
For Trade:
3
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SerpentX
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a pure pink color with a fairly thick white foamy head. As the head dissipated, a semi-slim lacing slid down the glass. The smell started off with a nice sour to tart cherry that sweetens as it warms. The flavor starts off with the same sour to tart cherry. As it starts to warm, it gets a slightly sticky sweet fruity aftertaste with a semi wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. A crisp settling refreshingness rolls over my palate sweetly. Overall, I say this was a wonderful fruit lambic that I would love to have again.

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Photo of pmcclure
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DucksFan16
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

07/05/2017, in Fussen, Germany.

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Photo of JPNesker
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect beer.

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Photo of Oleg85
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Beautiful red body with some floaters in the latter pours. Creamy and fluffy pink cap good retention falls to a big belt around the edges. Thin sheets of lace stick around the glass.

S- Cherry. Mostly the cherries here with some of the lactic and funk. Wet oak vinous wood. Intense lactic with time. Lemons. Lactic cherries.

T- Cherries are once again massive but do not drown out the delicate lambic base. Cherry pits are huge, just fresh and beautiful fruit. Lactic acid barrage. A bit of musty wine and Brett. Oak wood. Whole cherries. A hint of cherry sweets.

MF- Medium high carbonation. Slick and oily acidic sourness grips the palate. Light-medium body and mostly dry.

A heaping load of good cherries, with the flesh and pits coming up big time. Heavy lactic sourness, vinous wood and a bit of musty funk round it out for an excellent lambic brew.

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Photo of Estria
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Phineasco
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Deep red/burgundy with two inch head. Medium carbonation.
Smell: Cherries, oak, wood, and blackberries.
Taste: Cherries, vanilla, not very tart at all. Not much oak, either. Tastes a bit like a Berliner Weiss to me.
Mouthfeel: Light and creamy. Not all that complex.
Overall: I love kreiks, and this is a good one, but I'm looking for more complexity and not nearly tart enough.

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

Photo of Everydayoff
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml cork-caged bottle poured into a teku glass.

Hazy deep purple pinkish hue with thick frothy pinkish head that stands with good retention, it gradually dissipates to an eternal foamy layer covering atop and leaves minimal trail of lace.

Yes, it is tart, yeasty, and very fruity of sour cherry through a nose and taste buds. The fruitiness part reminds me of intense cherry, also apple cider, green apple, and lemon. Funky, yeasty sour, tart, and acidic elegantly travel and coat the nasal and palate while malt is left sunken with only slight sweet touch. Hop is almost completely hidden by those cherry and yeasty characters.

Light to medium body with smooth and fizzy champagne-like mouthfeel, the feeling is crisp and refreshing with a dry finish. Very good blend of cherry making it lively and very refreshing.

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Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foley67
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.77/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2012 vintage.

Look: 3 finger pink head, red hazy body.

Smell : Cherry flesh and skins, strawberry, a bit of mint. Kind of medicinal.

Taste : See above.

Feel : Medium carbonation and body, mild tartness, very dry.

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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casey3236
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pine glass.

This beer does not appear to be suffering from a loss of carbonation. Pours a clear cherry red with a monstrous head of rocky pink foam that leaves gothic archway lace as it slowly recedes.

Smells of fresh cherry pie, red wine vinegar, wildberry jam, musty oak barrel, soft soil and dried vanilla.

Tastes of juicy cherry, more sour red wine and barrel wood, earthy funk and more mild vanilla.

Feels soft and fluffy. Medium bodied with finely frothy carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. Better than eating cherries.

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

37cl bottle. Ruby with a light red head and visible carbonation. Macerated cherries, cherry jam, almonds and lambic funk.light tart, medium body, high carbonation and a refreshing aftertaste.

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Photo of jooler
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

the cap literally explode off. about an inch of red head.
smell is like framboise and sweet.
intial taste is sour and tart. its not that bad. only issue is that it is a little over carbonated.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Vintage 2015. 6.00% ABV.

The cork flies up to the ceiling. Act quickly.

Dark ruby red, with a massive pinkish head that never drops below one centimeter. Just beautiful.

Intense smell of wild cherries, farm life and slightly acidic oak.

Like an oaky, tart, perfectly balanced cherry bomb going off in your mouth. The carbonation is out of this world. I'm giggling by now.

Cherry brilliance in a very affordable bottle.

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