Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vieille 12.7 oz

Item #7415
Shipping Wt. 2.00 lbs.
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Authentic Belgian Kriek Lambic

Brewed by: Oud Beersel
Country: Belgium
Style: Oude Kriek
Color: Ruby Red

ABV (Alcohol by Volume): 6%
Ratebeer.com rating: 99
BeerAdvocate.com rating: 93

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Oude Kriek Vieille (ABV 6%) from Oud Beersel is a traditional Lambic beer produced according to an authentic method that is under European protection. To each liter of lambic (made with water, barley malt, wheat, and hops) are added 400 grams of morello cherries with the pits. As it matures in wooden barrels, the cherries are slowly absorbed into the lambic, which develops an intense fruity character and a ruby red color. No added sugar and no artificial flavorings or preservatives are ever used.

The aroma and flavor of sour cherries and a touch of almond (from the cherry pits) combine with the rich red color to deliver an overwhelming cherry fruitiness to the palate.

Best before 4/11/2042. May be cellared for 20 years with subtle taste evolution.

Ratebeer.com rating: 99 (out of 100) 12.7 oz corked bottle.

Oud Beersel Brewery, located near Brussels in the town of Beersel, is one of the last remaining authentic lambic breweries in Belgium. Founded in 1882 by Henri Vandervelden, the small brewery remained family-owned for four generations until 2002, when financial woes forced operations to cease, and the brewery all but closed.

In 2005, fearing the brewery's unique artisanal lambics could be lost forever, friends Gert Christiaens & Roland De Bus took a chance and reopened the business and, with the help of Frank Boon, owner of the Boon Brewery (another lambic producer), relaunched the Oud Beersel line to great success.

Today, Oud Beersel Brewery offers a number of award winning ales & lambics for distribution worldwide.