Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Oud Beersel Oude Kriek VieilleOud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille
BA SCORE
4.17/5
770 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
Ranking:
#1,426
Reviews:
357
Ratings:
770
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
91
Trade:
3
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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of charlzm
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TrilliumFan
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LJTate
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.38/5  rDev +5%
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 -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KensWorld
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KevBot89
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of impending
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeff412pgh
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prospero
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holmes698
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjccmd
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big aromas of strawberry jam. Rich dark, meaty cherries with bright acidity as well. Vanilla, almond, damp oak. Brett character is somewhat tropical. Wet hay, earthy mushrooms. Cherries and fruit dominate though.

Pours dark burgundy with ruby highlights. Bright pink small head but with decent retention and some lacing despite the acidity.

Tart cherries and almonds. Mouthwatering acidity. Vanilla, jammy fruit, and citrus. Tangerines, raspberries, and some funk. Fruit character and acidity dominate. Damp wood, forest floor, musty basement. Acidity is clean and mostly lactic. Perhaps a hint of acetic, but it's kept in check.

Light body high carbonation. Bone dry but with tons of fruit and acidity lingering on the palate. Perhaps a tiny bit of tannins.

Can definitely compete with some of the more-lauded krieks. Lots of rich cherry flavor.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a ruby red body with a faint pink head. The taste is wildly tart with a wonderful cherry flavour. There is a very nice feel associated with it as well. Love this as a nice session beer. Awesome.

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Photo of Beerbom
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before 19.03.2035

Pours a reddish body with a dark pink head, very thick. Dry cherries with touches of wood in the flavor as well as aroma. Would have liked a bit more tartness as it seemed tame to me but overall a good kriek.

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Photo of YNWA1892
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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