Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille
Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #69
Ranked #3,710
4.17 | pDev: 10.31%
Aug 26, 2022
Jun 26, 2002
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle into a tulip. 2018 vintage.

Looking very nice. Slow streams of carbonation through a deep plum body. Small pinkish tinged head replenished, though little lacing.

Tart cherry aroma with the faintest of funk notes.

On tasting, cherries are the strongest flavor, but they don't overwhelm. Nice balance, tart and sour.

Mouth medium, finish tart sour cherry.

Overall, enjoyable drinking experience. Perfectly balanced for my fickle palate.
Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle at share. Rucby colored pour, pinkish head. Aroma is cherries and funk, woody barrel notes. Taste is tart and sour cherries, light bodied. Cherries through and through.
Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Jun 05, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by rawbraves from Colorado

Apr 23, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by RBorsato from Virginia

Apr 12, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by smithj4 from New York

Apr 10, 2022
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A Rare Beer Club offering. Pours a dark red color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma of cherries. Taste is tart with only an underlying hint of cherry. Crisp and dry.
Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 26, 2022
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 4 by igl from Russian Federation

Jul 10, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Review 1538
My continuation for trying a bunch of different beers. This beer is a fruit lambic I picked up a month or so back. The beer is 46 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour of the beer created a two-fingered pinkish head with excellent retention. The head did not leave any lacing on the glass as it slowly dissipated. The head is creamy and foamy and settling to the bottom of the liquid. The color of the beer is 0reddish-purple with clarity.

The first aromas in the beer are cherries, lightly toasted malts, and sour lemons. Nosing further, I detect a touch of horse blanket, wet grass, toasted crackers, oak, and hay.

The flavors in the beer are cherries, fruity sweetness, oak, leather, a touch of farmyard funk, sourness like lemons, toasted crackers, hay, and lightly toasted malts.

The mouthfeel of the beer is tannic, tart, and carbonated.

The body of the beer is light, high carbonation, and medium finish.

The beer has a beautiful tartness and finished crisp. The fruit comes through but is not overpowering. The touch of farmyard funk is pleasant and gives the beer uniqueness. Solid fruit lambic, I enjoyed it.
Jun 12, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml green bottle. Caged and corked bottle. Label lists ABV% as 6, for "Belgian Cherry Ale".
Dark reddish brown colored body. Slightly pink, beige colored head, which persists as a thin bubble cap. Just a few small spots of lacing left behind.
Aroma has cherry and oak/leather farmyard funk.
Taste is a balance of cherry sweet and tart. The funk is more in the later portion, and shows oak, lemon, and leather. The more tart cherry and oak revisit in the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel, with a dry finish. Good carbonation.
Sublime and balanced use of the cherry with the base lambic. All works together and nothing out of place.
May 27, 2021
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
375 ml bottle. Pours hazy dark red with tall, long-lasting, foamy pink head. Aroma is of barn yard yeast, vinegar and cherries. Body is medium and tangy. Taste is of cherries, wheat malt, funky yeast and vinegar. Finish is long and very sour. Nice sour brew.
May 11, 2021
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle, corked.

Pour is a very dark, natural-looking red. Very thick with a nice, pink head.

The aroma is all cherries: sweet and dark, with some very light spice nodes shining through as it warms a bit.

The flavor is a straightforward iteration of the style, but done to near-perfection. Cherries dominate throughout: organic tasting, very juicy, backed up by yeast spice and tartness. It's very smooth and drinkable from start to finish, never getting too sour or sweet. The balance is exquisite.
May 08, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Deep reddish purple color with good initial head and nice lacing. Distinct smell and taste of tart dark cherries. Some pepper and cinnamon spice. A bit of tart apple and some mellowing pear flavors as well. A very nice lambic!
May 05, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Apr 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
375 ml corked & caged green bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 6.5%. Beautiful deep red colour, large pink head. Interesting aroma of sour cherries, farmhouse, dust and almond essence. Sour flavour, sour cherries galore, tart and slightly astringent. Moreish.
Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by woosterbill from Kentucky

4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
375ml bottle, best by 2038, into an Oud Beersel goblet.

L: Pours a deep, almost opaque vermilion body with ruby highlights. The two-finger head is purplish-pink and admirable for both density and retention. Excellent foam for the style, but the lack of clarity isn’t as great.

S: Soft, delicate, but substantial aroma of ripe cherries - all juice, no pit or skin. A hint of lemon is about the only other feature, but I’m enjoying it greatly.

T: Rich cherries are front and center, with some complexity from the base Lambic building in behind - lemon, straw, wheat. The cherry returns in the finish with a refreshing blast of tartness. Really, really good.

F: Relatively light-bodied with spritzy carbonation. Fits well with the zesty fruit flavors, but doesn’t allow much depth to emerge.

O: Terrific Kriek! Maybe not as deep or complex as my very favorites, but far better than most I’ve had - even from more celebrated producers. Beers of Fame tick 201/250. Cheers!
Jan 16, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a cloudy, deep, dark ruby red coloration with a large, fluffy, pink'ish head. Smell is dominated by sweet and tart black cherries, as well as hints of musty oak and funk. Taste follows the nose, with an expressive sweet and tart black cherry presence and some rather musty, somewhat tannic oak notes, as well as some subtle, leathery funk and just a hint of balsamic vinegar, with a good underlying lactic, citric acidity. Finishes quite dry, with a medium acidity and some black cherries and musty oak and funk lingering in the aftertaste. Effervescent mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

While Oud Berseel may be one of the lesser known Belgian Lambic breweries, their beer certainly doesn't need to shun comparison with the greats. I already rather enjoyed their Geuze and this Kriek is no less impressive, featuring quite an expressive black cherry presence with a great balance of only lightly sweet and medium tart notes, as well as a rather dry and musty character, with some distinct, tannic oak notes and lighter, leathery funk, as well as a good, medium acidity and very nice, effervescent mouthfeel. Overall, definitely one of the better Krieks that I've had, pretty much only eclipsed by Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen and not by all that much. While it may not have a strong funkiness to it, I really feel that it makes up for that with its vibrant fruitiness and dry and musty character.
Oct 30, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by brandoneast from Texas

Sep 16, 2020
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.51/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bottle shared at the BFD Christmas Party.
Huge tart cherry and lemony aroma with hints of brown sugar. Flavor is milder than I had hoped. Decent brew.

Bottle from Etre,
Pours a dark red bordering on purple with nice clarity and big bubbly pink tinged head. Tart cherry and light lemon on the nose with a hint of brown sugar and balsamic. Restrained tart and funk flavor feels like a bit too much sweetness remains. Tasty but I like my kriek tart and funky.
Sep 05, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Jul 03, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by MaxOhle from Illinois

Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Body is glimmering blackberry/raspberry juice, like a jewel, with a fine, rose pink head floating for a few minutes.
Tart cherry on the nose, matched by an intriguing musty funk.
Taste follows the aroma, with the pure flavour of tart cherries, accompanied by a touch a peppery/clove spice, oak, and funky yeast. Fine, champagne-like carbonation, prickling & exciting the palate. Medium body, clean and refreshing. Strong acidity, with the burn lingering pleasantly in the off-dry finish.

The more I drink of it, the more I like it. Wonderful balance and contrast of flavours. Absolutely top knotch. Try it with duck or game meat.
Apr 18, 2020
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
75 cl. corked bottle, bought at Echarle Huevos, served at home in a stem glass (a Rodenbach Alexander one).arrk red that lasts for a long while and leaves a ring over the glass.
Funky aroma of cherries, bubblegum, leather, wood, spices, vanilla, cherrie stalk.
Medium to full body, sour feel, good crbonation. Sour finish.
Taste ofcherries, wood, spices, leather, vanilla. Great.
Mar 31, 2020
Rated: 4.36 by jbertsch from Massachusetts

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2020
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Reviewed by octortus from Canada (ON)

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
375 mL Bottle. ABV 6%.
Appearance: Clear dark cherry red, Under medium carbonation, Half a finger of fizzy rose-pink head, Ok retention, Broken cap remains.
Aroma: Cherry skin, Farmyard funk, Tart, Red wine vinegar, Hay, Musty.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, Tart, Smooth, Slight pucker, Mouth watering.
Flavour: Slight cereal (?), Cherry, Musty, Farmyard funk, Tart.

Review: 125
Jan 30, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Nov 08, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Aug 31, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Aug 08, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by Heftklammer from Massachusetts

Jun 20, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jun 12, 2019
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Apr 22, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Apr 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Mtn from Texas

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.
Feb 10, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Feb 08, 2019
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Jan 03, 2019
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