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:
760
Reviews:
354
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
89
For Trade:
3
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Photo of spinrsx
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2012 Vintage from the Potsdam Ny IGA for about $15. Tastes a little too artificial.. like a cherry/raspberry candy.

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Photo of unclekeith
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of taospowder
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SassaDog
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2014. Best Before 27.03.2034

A: Pours a deep ruby red color with 2+ fingers of head that quickly fizzles down to a very thin cap

S: Lots of cherry and oaky notes up front, with hints of vanilla and leathery tannins. A bit of barnyard funkiness in there as well, along with a touch of acetic acid

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with tart, acidic cherry notes followed by oak, tannins, and a light sweetness. The barnyard and vinegar notes are still very much on the lighter side, and show up after the initial tartness. The acidity leaves no lingering finish behind

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Definitely on the bubbly side

O: A classic kriek with a solid lambic base and great cherry addition. The oak does a nice job tempering the tartness, as do (more specifically) the tannins. Very drinkable. Definitely worth checking out

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Photo of zeff80
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMCimpi
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Thebeerman82
2/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not as sweet as typical lambic

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Photo of hophugger
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kvgomps
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emincems
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

ABV: 6.5% Best before March 28, 2033.

Hazy, dark ruby-red beer with a one finger high, creamy, pink head.

Nose: Tart, funk, red berries, cherries, apple peel, strawberry, oak, vanilla and barnyard.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherries, strawberries, almond, citrus, vanilla and oak.
Mouth: Full body. Light and smooth carbonation. Dry ending.

If you are in to lambic beers - this is pure love!

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Photo of IrishColonial
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of charlzm
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed on May 14, 2016 from a 375ml bottle poured into a tulip at about 50 degrees. "Best before 10.04.2034" printed on back label.

Beer pours a deep maroon with a very fine pink head. The head is retained for a long time, settling down to a dense ring around the glass with thin but complete coverage across the entire surface.

Aroma is sour cherries. If there's anything else, I can't discern it.

Flavor is tart and sweet (in that order), with plenty of cherry flavor that avoids overkill. Slight woody note on finish.
Simple and straightforward and dead-on.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and well carbonated.

World class sour beer.

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Photo of RMentair
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrisroarshack
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of LJTate
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tart, funk, musty, really dry. No sweetness in this kriek at all. The cherries balance the extreme tartness. Reminds me of Hanssens Gueuze in taste and mouthfeel. Just a touch of cherry in addition

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Photo of YvesB
3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
4.16 out of 5 based on 760 ratings.
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