596. Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille

596. Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille

I purchased this at Downtown Wine & Spirits along with a bottle of Oude Kriek Boon. I served it at around 50ยบ F in my New Belgium glass.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Alcohol: 6.50%
Serving: Bottle, 375 mL
Style: Fruit Lambic, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (5.0): Pours a cloudy, deep burgundy. It's topped by a fluffy, two-finger, pink head that sticks around as a quarter-inch layer.

Smell (4.0): Sharp acidic tartness, sweet cherries and a mild funkiness, that almost seems to be musty. This is a characteristic of Oud Beersel lambics that I've noticed. Swirling brings out the funkiness, but it's still relatively mild.

Taste (4.0): Sour throughout, but fairly mild. The fact that the sweetness is relatively low helps to accentuate the sourness. There are also sharp cherry flavors that mingle with the sweet flavors. There's a mild medicinal quality in the finish, which has a light pucker as well as some woodiness and a mild earthiness that's accompanied by a low bitterness.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Light-bodied, low carbonation, with a mildly dry finish.

Drinkability (4.5): Sourness is present, but isn't overpowering.

Overall (4.25): Milder, but still has some nice lambic qualities.

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