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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,462
Reviews:
357
Ratings:
770
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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64
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark garnet color, slightly hazy, with a reddish beige head that quickly dissipates to a ring.

Nose is redolent of fresh cherries, with a note of almond, vanilla, and oak. Nothing much funky in the smell.

Tastes of fresh sour red cherries, almond, old wood. Natural cherry tartness. Finishes a little dry.

Body is medium and carbonation is slightly fizzy, but it does go flat after a while. So the advice is to drink it quicker.

Overall, this is a very drinkable oude kriek. It is not very complex, funky, nor highly tart. But it is a pleasant kriek that really tastes of fresh cherries and respects tradition; it is delightfully not the cherry syrup or worse versions that are out there.

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Photo of MShirokov
2.67/5  rDev -36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like carbonated berry juice. Not really my thing, but I'd be able to appreciate it more if it wasn't insanely bubbly, to the point where I had trouble swallowing it. Took about 5 sips and couldn't do more. Maybe I'll try other beers of this style, but this one really isn't for me.

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4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent brew. I had it a couple times in Turnhout, Belgium in March (2013).

This is a sour Kriek, with a definate tart taste of cherries. I am sitting here with a Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, and though ok, there is no comparison (the Sam Adams is sweet cherries + "natural flavors").

This was my favorite find this trip.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Seanniek91
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Kriek Belle-Vue tulip.

Appearance- Dark hazy brownish/red with very thin pinkish head.

Smell- Cherry, funk, oaky vanilla, earthy yeast.

Taste- Tart up front, then cherry, funky yeast, something weird (in that order). Finishes very smooth with no tartness.

Mouthfeel- Not very carbonated, which is nice. Crisp and smooth. Not so tart that it makes my face change.

Overall- I was in the mood for nice fruity lambic and this is a niceone.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mwilbur
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into pint glass.
A: Pours a deep berry red with high carbonation producing a 1 inch pink bubbly head. Good retention.
S: Fresh cherries abound. Hint of malt in the background.
T: Sweet, tart, and sour cherry notes...must be the mixing of young and old lambic that produces this complexity.
M: Bright and fresh. Sweet, tart, and sour. Light body with carbonated effervescence. Dry finish.
D: Highly refreshing and drinkable with good complexity especially for style. The color alone makes it a perfect Valentine's Day beer.

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by date 28-10-2029. Served in a Rochefort goblet. 750ml bottle.

A. Dark red almost maroon body and a small pinkish head.

S. Very sour and tart(nail polish remover, but in a good way). Not many cherries on the nose. Love the smell!!!

T&M: Yowza! Not too tart, not too sweet and not much cherry either. Super bubbly mouthfeel keeps this one nice and light on the tongue.

Overall this is a fantastic Kriek and am glad I held on to a few of these to taste over the years. When fresh these just taste like cherry soda but give them a few years and DAMN it really comes alive!!!

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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1/5  rDev -76%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 770 ratings
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