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Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Alieniloquium on 08-20-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 26
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

this is really stunning, really amazing, and though it pains me to say it, worth the 55 bucks they charge for it. how does this not get more attention? its such a cool beer, brut style lambic, done like champagne in the bottle, and its stronger than normal kriek, coming in at 8% abv. its as fruity, yet dry, and funky as any lambic type out there, including the ones people follow delivery trucks around for. wow this is special! pours a raspberry jam deep blood red color, some haze but no sediment, with a tall airy head stained pink from the fruit. the cork says 09 on it, but there is no date on the bottle (different label than the one pictured here). smells insane, impossibly funky like the beersel lambic itself, only a bit lactic in terms of sour pucker, and getting some sourness from the cherries as well no doubt. wood and red wine, must and funk, cherry pie and champagne all come to mind in sort of pairs together marching to my nose. the taste is amazing too, the fruit is really vibrant, but the mix of funky yeasts and bottle conditioning champagne flavors really blast out in front. oak and must behind it, dusty, but it doesnt taste old. very beersel on the lambic base, bursting tart cherry in enormously high concentration. dry as a bone in the end. the mouthfeel really is next level here, its total champagne on the palate. radiant huge bubbles make the beer almost dissipate on the tongue without really needing to swallow. its like drinking a cirrus cloud. its so alive and bright, man, very few beers have ever felt like this. truly marvelous. the flavors keep coming after the swallow, cherry and wild yeast. i loved every drop of this special bottle, we all did. i cant believe it hasnt gotten more attention from all the know it all sour hoarders...

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Photo of biboergosum
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml caged and corked bottle, at 7.6% ABV, and the 2012 vintage, which was produced using the 'méthode traditionelle' - so a cherry lambic given the Champagne aging treatment, and barrel-aged. Très cool.

This beer pours a clear, dark magenta hue, with a lazily teeming tower of puffy, thinly foamy, and mostly fizzy pink head, which leaves a minor amount of sudsy soap bubble berm lace around the glass as it steadily abates.

It smells of tart, slightly fruity cherries, a further bit of strawberry/raspberry, subtle white cheek funk, grainy wooden barrels (the staves, essentially, not really getting any of whatever it formerly held), gritty pale malt, a touch of acidic lemon and/or lime, and weak earthy, weedy hops. The taste is sharp, but somehow pleasantly rounded sour cherries (no plump BC varietals here, boyos), more lemon, raspberry, and even rhubarb fruity tartness, a mildly sweet pale graininess, gently funky cheese, a now spectral musty barrel woodiness, and still underwhelming (duly so) earthy hops.

The bubbles are quite active and stirring and probing of my various palatal reaches, the body medium-light in weight, and tentatively smooth, at least until one reaches full acclimatization - hell, then it's even a little creamy, in a fully airy sense. It all finishes dry and fruity, and perhaps a tad woody.

Yup, it sure is swell getting a chance at these releases from Oud Beersel here in Alberta, and this is one that almost justifies the hefty going prices. Brash, but not extreme, in its cherry (and friends!) acerbic fruitiness, and enjoyably restrained, if in a bristling sense, everywhere else. If that's your thing, go out and get 'em before they're gone.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Purchased at Oud Beersel with PurpleCloud.

I usually don't give this high of a rating...however, this beer was very, very good. Great color/clarity, head retention, taste (to include subtle wood), feel ( a bit gassy from champagne style but it tamed down) and overall an amazing beer. Highly drinkable, great cherry notes, simply gorgeous.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle number 27 of 220.

Appearance - Brilliant red body with a huge pink head. Really beautiful color.

Smell - Cherry, not too intense, but a dominant aroma. Lemony lambic acidity. Smelled grainy when it was cold.

Taste - More predominantly cherry flavored. Jammy and a bit of cherry pie, while avoiding the sweetness. Grain that the smell lacked. Some sourness, but it isn't dominant.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Could be more sour.

Overall - From my memory, it's the most enjoyable of the Bzart series. Excellent fruit flavor.

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Oud Beersel Bzart Kriekenlambiek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
4.24 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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