Oud Beersel Kriek

$6.99 for the 375 mL, corked & caged bottle from Mac’s in Atlanta, GA, USA. SB 54 on the cork. Seemed like a good choice for Valentine’s Day.
A light pop on opening, but nothing dramatic. A mild puff of gun smoke.
Nice, dark cherry red body (a touch on the brown side), with a lovely, subtle pinkish tinge to the head.
Dark, black cherries meet the nose. A touch of ethanoic acid in the nose.
The beer is a simple, relatively non-complex lambic that has only a light level of tartness. An excellent beer to introduce lambics to a newbie without exposing them to a crazy tart Cantillon or a crazy sweet Lindemans version. Very nice fruit notes of black cherry skins come through strongly in the finish. This is very tasty.
A touch prickly in terms of carbonation in the mouth but still very nice and it complements the package well. The finish combines the gentle tartness and fruit sweetness beautifully. Throw in the great ABV and I’m VERY happy. Delicious.

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02/15/2009
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bottle
ABV: 4.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.65
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