Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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763 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:
763
Reviews:
355
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
90
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 763 |  Reviews: 355
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

Photo of KensWorld
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KevBot89
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of garyloveman
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of impending
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeff412pgh
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prospero
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holmes698
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjccmd
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
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 +6.3%
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 -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
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 +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagriley
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml into random hotel glassware

L - Brilliant deep red with light 1 inch pink head. Slightly murky but the bottle only had 8 hours to settle in the fridge
S - Initially a hint of barnyard that settles down to sharp acidity and bright tart cherry
T - Hint of funk followed by waves of tart cherries with sharp acid - could do with a touch of cherry sweetness to balance out the acidity as it is very dry
F - bright and effervescent - prickly carb

Overall a fantastic example of Kriek; way under-rated and so much easier to get than FFF and Cantillon and certainly in the same league.

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

Red color, pink head, impressive. Aroma was wood, cherry, plenty sour and tart.

Fruit came across very fresh, reminiscent of pie. Cherry pie. Mild funk. Sweet cherry gets counterbalanced well by the hearty sourness. Carbonation and acidity right where you want 'em.

This is a pretty good deal in the lambic world. Not gonna make you forget about lou pepe, but that isn't sitting on shelves as much, much less for this price.

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Photo of Stolenface1
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 Vintage into Crooked Stave tulip
Pours bright red with pink foamy head. Sinks after a couple minutes to a ring around the edge. Aroma of sour cherry, sour apple, oak, slight acetic (good) and slight funk. Flavor follows the nose with a nice sour smack and some added minerals and tannins. Feel is light and crisp, spot on for the style. Overall a tasty glass. Recommended.

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Photo of brittanylicious
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heysuz
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep crimson red with a hint of pulp, little carbonation and a finger of hot pink head.

Cherries, sour tartness, dusty barrels, macaroni.

Berries like elderberries, sour and bone dry, cherries. A sort of medicinal hint on the finish.

Rich and acidic with no sweetness. Medium to low foamy carbonation.

Got on wish beer, drank in Chiang Mai Dec 17th. Really top quality. Rivals Cantillon, and is in the same level of tartness.

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Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
4.16 out of 5 based on 763 ratings.
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