Oud Bruin Kriek
pFriem Family Brewers
A Note on This Beer
“pFriem Family Brewers in Hood River, Oregon has produced some of the finest beers our judges have ever had the privilege to imbibe. As such, pFriem can be called the best brewery in the world.” –The Beer Connoisseur, in 2020
Today’s Oud Bruin Kriek (2020) offers a true taste of the brewing legends’ mastery.
Though bottled up just last year, the brewers actually dedicated over three years to this robust Belgian-inspired Ale. They barrel-aged it for most of that time — first in French Oak Foudres (originally used for aging Bordeaux in France) for two years, followed by another 12 months in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir barrels.
Then, last spring, the pFriem team awoke the beer from its long barrel nap and conditioned it on 4 lbs per gallon of three different ripe Oregon cherry varieties!
The juicy berries coincide harmoniously with the brew’s tiramisu, fig, and leathery oak notes. A final fermentation on champagne yeast makes for elegant whispers of dry, woody vanilla and light earthiness on each cherry pie-like finish.
A beautiful brew like this one doesn’t come around often. Ready to experience the ‘best brewery in the world’ for yourself?
*Oud Bruin Kriek means “old world cherry” in Flemish, but the brewers say, “Out here, it means ‘Pull up a chair and stay a while.’”
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Really good sour balance, awesome tart raspberry and fig flavor.
Nose of red wine grapes, fig. Pours mostly clear maroon-burgundy. Smooth, clean mouthfeel, not dry nor soft. More bold than a cider, less harsh than a sour. 3-years of barrel aging gives a subtle oakiness, adding to notes of cherry, raspberry & fig.
Really enjoyed this a lot
Excellent beer. The barrel aged, blueberry and acai are an awesome combination.
Tart black cherry up front, followed by a dry sweetness that turns black licorice and chocolate as it settles. Lingers sweet but fades fast. Excellent flavors.
A bit sweet at first than sour, smells like raspberry with hints of barrel. Pretty good beer
Nice cherry flavor & high abv
Going off memory here, it was really delicious. Definitely the highlight of the box, as was expected. Fuck quick sours!
Cherry tartness all the way through, with some oaky vanilla to mellow it out a little.
Outstanding in all respects. Perfect balance of sour, sweet and tremendous depth — make sure not to drink it too cold
Great cherry Fleishman ale..just a little tart. Would order again
Great barrel aged sour!
A sour, fruity and bright, but there’s a serious weight behind it
Very impressive. Complex yet subtle. The care put into the extended barrel aging is on full display. The dark fruit vinous notes up front give way to the vanilla, leather and much more. I’ll be on the lookout for this again, one of the best Krieks I’ve had.
Beautiful sour full of sour goodness. The barrel definitely imparted a subtle yet distinct flavor to the profile of this beer.
The strongest krieks I’ve tasted. What a flavor blast
Smooth, lots of interesting flavors!
Really good representation of the style
Iced tea with sour cherry juice
Cherry, Sour, Leather, Caramel
Good, but a little lacking on the flavors. Wanted something to punch through, ultimately fell flat for me. Easy drinking though.
Cherry - check. Barrel-age - check. Unexpected -- little bit of funk. Not terrible, was nice to drink while I threw dinner together. But probably wouldn't order again.
Smooth and deep. An awesome brew
A well balanced cherry sour
Subtlety isn’t always a virtue
Love the cherry barrel flavor.
OUTSTANDING, everything I want in a tradional style lambic.
A little funk but in terms of cherry I personally only got color, very little cherry flavor IMO
This is a fantastic beer. A palate of dried cherry, oaky vanilla, leather and cherry pie. Another world class beer from the class of world beer; pFriem.
Not surprisingly pFriem makes the best Kriek style beer I’ve ever tasted. Beautifully complex.
Fun times with comparative drinking. A bit less effervescent than the Oude Kriek, and this deep ruby color is gorgeous. Warmer flavors overall and somewhat dry, good berry and cherry notes coming through, nice and tart at the end. Subtle aromas, too.
The funk is strong with this one! Tart and sweet, with that distinct barnyard flavor that you only get from a proper beer of this style.
I could of drank this all night, which I bought more.