Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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92
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759 Ratings
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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:
759
Reviews:
354
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
88
For Trade:
3
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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

This is the quintessential Kriek. Having been a Kriek drinker for years that is really saying something. No it's not hyped like other beers, but it definitely deserves the highest praise. The problems with most other krieks ranges anywhere from a bold bitterness which results from the cherry pits to cloyingly sweet. The aging in the oak really rounded out and mellowed that flavor and this beer is fully attenuated so there is virtually no residual sweetness. The body is almost like velvet but still thin enough to make this beer insanely drinkable. Such a dark rich red color, its almost like a fine rose champagne, with the bubbles to match. The smell of vanilla oak and cherries hit. You drink in and are intoxicated with fresh juicy cherry essence. There is absolutely no trace of hotness in this beverage, you would think its alcohol free! the aftertaste is pleasant and sings of cherries. Perfection! I will be keeping this on stock as often as possible! Such a fine beverage.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

The best fruit wild/sour ale I've had. The fruit is extremely prominent in this beer, undoubtedly due to the high ratio of cherries to lambic (400g/L per the label). The base beer is extremely well made... bracingly sour and refreshing with no off flavors. Extremely clear for a fruit beer and lambic-based one at that. This beer shows off the art of brewing at as high of a level as anything on the market.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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

Wow, my first 5 beer. Picked this up at a new store, I think its over 5 years old, best by date of 21/12/2025. Was not properly cellared

Pours a clear deep ruby color with a redish pink half inch head and nice lacing down the glass.

Smell is cherry, oak, funk, lemons, apples, horse blanket, and a tinge of vinegar.

Taste explodes with everything in the smell and more. Cherry is up front and then moves to funk and lemons. Amazing acidity, nicely balanced sweetness, dry oak and funk on the end. This is a perfect lambic.

Mouthfeel is light to moderate with nice sparkling carbonation.

Overall, this may not be my favorite beer, but its in the top 3. Its a perfect lambic and I will be buying the store out.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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Photo of pat61
4.99/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Brilliant reddish brown under a 3” pink foam collar that descends like a leaf on a calm day to a thick film.
S: Big cherry nose with a background of barnyard, lemon and citrus. A little bit of a cherry lemonade next to a wet horse aroma.
T: Big tart cherry with some cherry pie aspects in the back laced with lemon and a light funk aspect.
F: Exceptionally creamy, softly floating through your mouth to a crisp, dry finish. The mouthfeel is very soft.
O: I have had this fresh and aged 4 years. Both are exceptional.

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4.9/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Offa
4.89/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This simply an outstanding Kriek Lambic.

Deep red, faintly hazy, big dark pink head steadily shrinks.

Aroma is nice funky, rustic/barnyard aroma, woody and yeasty, and with light cherry element.

Taste is nice rustic/funky yeastiness then cherry and woody leafiness, citric, lightly tart, lightly sweet, hint of sour, and overall slightly on the tart and dryish side but not too tart or dry, and very flavourful. It has excellent lambic character in addition to a firm but gentle cherry/fruity quality and is overall an excellent, complex kriek lambic.

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4.16 out of 5 based on 759 ratings.
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