Oude Kriek Sour Tasting, Let’s kick it old school with some Oude Kriek beer! As you may have already known, Oude is the Dutch word for “old,” and often is found on the labels of some of my favorite beers. The term infers that the beer has been allowed to age, or is a blend of many different aged beers. The deep, tart malted flavors of the barrel are intoxicating in more ways than just the usual. To heighten the already rich experience found in the beer, some genius thought “Hey, why not add cherries?” The marriage of the two flavors are a match made by the gods. Chocolate, coffee, bitter almonds, and caramel all splash against the tart and sour (and nearly all organic) cherry juice. From Cerasus to Paradox Brewery, this tasting is the hippest game in town.