Oud Beersel Bzart Kriekenlambiek

3.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20

Acquired this bottle at least a year ago in Belgium, most likely @ HopDuvel Gent. Enjoyed in a Gueuze glass @ 40 Degrees F split 2 ways.

A – Similar to other Bzart bottles, this explodes and starts to gush if you weren’t careful and that’s after carefully storing this undisturbed on its side for over a year. It’s a beautiful blood red, 2 finger head stays around and is pink hued.

S – The nose is similar to the Oude Kriek Bzart and standard Oud Beersel Oude Kriek. Sweet cherry, oak, cherry pie, other interesting but more dessert like nose.

T – Taste is also very sweet, not quite “kriek max” but it’s more dessert like, lots of cherry pie, sour at the start and end with the middle being dominated by a sweet over carbonated explosion of juice

M – Champagne like mouthfeel, very effervescent and fills the mouth with a single swish

O – This is nice but again, for the price maybe not so much. Some people will love this and open it in place of Champagne on a special occasion and that seems about right.

Oud Beersel Bzart Kriekenlambiek