Beersel Oude Kriek

Beersel Oude Kriek

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Brewed by Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Beersel, Brabant Wallon, Belgium

Style:  Fruit Lambic

6.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Spontaneous fermentation. Traditional Oude Kriek with an immense flavour of fresh cherries ! Oud Beersel Oude Kriek is an artisanal product, made from real cherries and Oud Beersel lambic matured in old barrels. They are slowly absorbed into the lambic, which develops a fruity character and a ruby red colour. Oude Beersel Oude Kriek is unique of its type in that it contains around 400 g of cherries per litre. Oud Beersel Oude Kriek has no added sugar and contains no artificial flavouring or preservatives. Ingredients : water, barley malt, wheat, 400 g/l cherries, hops. Colour : ruby red. Fragrance : surprising fragrance of sour cherries and almonds. Taste : The Oud Beersel Oude Kiek has a pleasant sourness of champagne. The real cherries unveil an overwhelming fruitness and the touch of almonds of the pip completes the joy. The spontaneous re-fermentation marries the cherries with the lambic and forms together a pleasant tasting experience. W B A 2009 - World's Best Kriek Beer. Australian International Beer Awards - 2011, Gold and Champion Belgian & French Ales, - 2012, Bronze. Rate Beer 2008 - Gold Metal and Best Beer of Belgium.

ID: 9998 Last updated 9 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank220
Overall Percentile99.6
Style Rank3 of 259
Style Percentile98.8
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.027
Weighted Score3.934
Standard Deviation0.453

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  • SIGMUND 6768 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 months ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aug. 2013: 375 ml corked & caged green bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 6.5%. Beautiful deep red colour, large pink head. Interesting aroma of sour cherries, farmhouse, dust and almond essence. Sour flavour, sour cherries galore, tart and slightly astringent. Moreish.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours hazy, barely translucent cherrywood with a thick, pink-buff head. Aroma delivers a firm note of sour cherry and apple. Flavor is quite sour, if not make-your-face-do-calisthenics sour, featuring notes of apple and cherry with a malty underpinning. Mouthfeel offers firm body and lively, sassy fizz. Enjoy!

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Dark red with light red foam head, lasting. Aroma is sour cherries, like taste quite sour with cherry tones. Aftertaste is lasting sour. (Velp 201310)

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    375ml cork and caged bottle into a tulip - massively carbonated but a tremendously gorgeous deep red with a big, pink head. Total funk on the nose with faint fruity notes. Intense tartness up front with faint cherry notes and cloying dryness. Not too sweet, which is good, as the tartness totally dominates. Very well done.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Impressive Kriek, and one of if not the best I've enjoyed thus far. The aroma is a perfect blast of mild fruity sourness and cherries. Light amber~brown pour with a wispy pinkish white head and strands of thick lacing. Moderately sour, but quickly balanced by a pleasing fruity sweetness, so good on the palate. Flavor follows the impressive aroma with a nice grassy wheat dryness and firm sour funk.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Woah! Pours glowing red with a thin white head ring. Aroma is sour cherry. Mouth is tart and tingly. Flavor is fun - nicely balanced between sour and flavor.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    wish list cross-off from the Jug Shop in SF. i'm really diggin the balance of tartness and cherry flavor that was slightly lacking in the (regular)Cantillon Kriek i just enjoyed. quite tart up front, fizzy feel, gorgeous dark red color, and a very pleasant flavor. well done.

  • POPERY 212 reviews
    rated 4.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle, home. Delicious kriek. This beer pours a bright shade of crimson with an enormous, bubbly pink head. It's obviously very carbonated as tiny bubbles race up the glass, champagne-like. The aroma is a fantastic mix of bright cherries and softly sour funk. It's really good cherry pie as a lambic. There's a little bit of vinegar in the flavor and somewhat more sour funk. It's a dry beer but the cherries nearly seem sweet. The mouthfeel is bubbly but soft and very clean. Excellent.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    THis beer represents a powerul aromatic assault. Very tart aroma is a sign of things to come from the reddish brown lambic. Mixed in with the sour cherries are hints of earth and stream. The flavour is very tart, yet satisfying.

  • CHEAPDARK 389 reviews
    rated 4.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    cheapdark (1787), Monacatootha, Pennsylvania, USA 4.6 Aroma Appearance Flavor Palate Overall 8/10 5/5 9/10 5/5 19/20 Mar 25, 2009 I am honored to have tasted this beer. Surprizingly available here in this area but only 17 ratings? WAY! Beautiful look and swirling pour. Sour cherries and vinegar olfactory. Big and sour farmy youser. Fizzing sour cherry pie filling, simply lovely. Words cannot explain the enjoyment in these beers. Some of the best beer available in my area. Lovely lambic, lovely lambic. Sad this session is over. Need more, dee-lish experience. Oh my.

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