Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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4.17/5
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785 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,662
Reviews:
360
Ratings:
785
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
91
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 785 |  Reviews: 360
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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Photo of stephenlee
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

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peensteen
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SerpentX
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
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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