Oude Kriek is a blended lambic beer brewed with sour cherries and aged in oak. Positively loaded with real cherries, which are added whole into slowly fermenting oak casks.
Final Rating: 4.52/5
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a 3F tumbler glass. Acquired in a trade. 2013 bottle.
Pours a magnificent ruby red body with a 2 finger pink fizzy head that reduces fairly quickly, leaving a layer of retention and not much lacing. Color is awesome.
Aromas are very cherry forward, lots of berries, a nice freshness that perfectly compliments the end of a hot day. Light funk and definitely some tartness in the aroma.
On the tongue is tart cherries upfront, not too sour though. Lactic tartness, drying tannins, light funk, and a touch of oak on the finish. Dry finish, crisp and refreshing, leaving a sour cherry taste on the tongue.
Overall quite excellent, not too sour, very balanced, and I like the fact that you can taste the cherry without it being taken over by sourness.