Tuesday, November 13, 2012

#5 Brouwerij Oud Beersel "Oude De Kriek"

By Brouwerij Oud Beersel
in Belgium
6.50% ABV
Fruit Lambic

This lambic beer comes in a traditional Belgian green bottle with a cork you can pull out with pressure with your fingers. It reminds me of something you might get served in Dracula's castle with the image of a temple and bottle design.

Visual: Very unique as it pours blood ruby red color. Not much head or lacing on the glass but you can definetly tell the cherry fruit they used in the oak translated well

Smell: Surprisingly light for a beer I assume to be sour, you  get a sight dose of funky vinegar with a bit of barnyard funk

Taste: Taste is subtly, you get a tart flavor which lingers for a bit with an almost undetectable taste of cherry, the cherry really just adds as a backbone to the rest of the tartness.. You also get a bit of unripened cherries and a slight amount of oak. Not much of a sour sensation, it really hits you as if there's a juicy fruit without much sweetness.

Overall: It somewhat reminds me of a champagne, not much alcohol detected and it has the carbonation and mouthfeel of a champagne. Although it doesen't hit you intensely it does provide a good introduction to a tart beer. 90/100

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