Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
4.17/5
Exceptional
790 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Belgium
oudbeersel.com

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,826
Reviews:
361
Ratings:
790
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
91
Trade:
3
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Photo of Mtn
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 green bottle with a drink by date of 2035, which I believe makes this a 4-5 yo beer. A few of these collecting dust on shelf for who knows how long. Ruby red, nearly crystal clear, solid medium+ carb with strong lingering head. Aroma is medium cherry, light musty funk, and a really pleasant herbal character with basil and something akin to mint, but not minty. Taste leans more to the cherry and light funk. Medium acidity that is so smooth, with no harshness at all. Very very nice. Going back to that same shelf to grab the other two.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

8/22/2018

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Photo of deac83
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GrumD
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While not a fan of Lambics, Kriek Vielle clearly is a good one and it is hard to argue with its status as a classic.
Looks give me a dissipated reddish head on a garnet body. Smells give me tart cherries on a barley base. Tastes are well balanced; not having the too tart temptation that too many brewers lean on. Sits light to medium in my mouth, not too tart but also a bit too dry to pair with a variety of foods. So I drank the balance after dinner and conclude: a great dry.

Personal note, this is my #179 of BA's 250 Beers of Fame... a list for which it will be work for me to find more; having scoured the 2000+ beers in Binny's Lakeview and come up with only Kriek Vielle.

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4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey_L
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Forza clear come up dark Garnet Red with a thin off-white head.
S- smell of tart cherries and malt.
T- Tart cherries and slight funk.
I am not big on the tart beers but this is very good.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this one in the Brussels airport.
Pours a pinkish red with thin pink head.
Smells of cherry and oak, a touch of funk.
Taste is tart cherry, not a sweet syrup. Oak barrel and a bit of funk.
Medium bodied gooiled carb.
Quite a pleasant surprise. I would seek this one out along with the other big ones from Brussels.

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4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barleycorn
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erikshegda1994
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pbarg
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheGent
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nerdboy19
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StormAles
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kschirrmacher
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 790 ratings