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Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Made exclusively with wild Schaerbeekse cherries.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Poured from a 2011 750 mL bottle into a tulip. There is a soft ’pop’ as the cork is released, and the pour into my glass has an energetic level of carbonation. The beer itself is a hazy dark pink rapsberry color throughout, with a few resplendent bubbles visibly rising from the bottom of glass. A gentle off-white head relaxes to a ring around the edge for most of the glass. A robust cherry aroma is not overly strong but is definitely the most noticeable aroma. At first the cherries seem sweet and creamy, but there is a slightly sharp tartness that adds a little bit of an edge. Lemony lambic notes, tannic cherry skin, and some oaky red wine notes. As it warms the farmyard funk comes through, although it is not dominant by any means. The Schaerbeekse cherries come through immediately. Once the fruit base is set, the tartness starts to build, bringing in notes of lemon and oak, and a bit of tannic vinous fruit. The lambic in the form of lactic acidity and the sweet cherries play off of each other for the majority of the sip. Just a bit of Bretty funk adds a background complexity. There is a mineral note in the finish. As compared to some other fruit lambics, this has a somewhat richer body and creamier nature. The carbonation is smooth and gentle as opposed to crisp, which makes it feel undercarbonated at times. In reality, it is simply more of a subtle carbonation to go along with its subtle flavor. Even though it is tart and sour, I do not sense that it is overly acidic. I enjoyed drinking this Kriek for sure. My fruit lambic preference goes to Cantillon, but this is a serious lambic.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (458) - - DEC 25, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bobhund (430) - - NOV 29, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
shared 2010 bottle with a friend at moeder lambic. poured a hazy dark red colour with a nice pink-ish head. sour cherries, tart, citrus, horse blanket, red wine notice, real tart bomb! boy this was lovely! i wanted to try this one for a long time! and it was even better as i was expecting! amazing!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luk_ (217) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
2005 vintage at Grote Dorst. Red Brown with a ring of foam. Cherry and raspberry, stinky feet, cheese and some mint. Taste is heavy lactic notes, cherry, oak and some vinegar unfortunately. Full bodied and light carbonation. Good beer that didn’t age so well, will rerate a fresher bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 750ml bottle served in a Mort Subite chalice. Bottle date 25/04/2011 A: First of all, beautiful bottle art. Corked 750ml bottle. Pours a dark rose color forming a medium but very fizzy and noisy big bubbled head leaving practically no lacings in the glass S: Very fruity. Strong notes of cherry juice and apple vinegar. Funky and sour. A bit metallic. Light notes of sweet malts. A bit earthy. Leather. Earthy yeasts T: Slight sweet upfront. Becoming suddenly quite dry and funky. Strong notes of apple vinegar, and cherry juice. Metallic. A bit earthy in the end M: Very light and watery body. Medium carbonation. Sour and fruity aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. State of art Lambic beer [ BA Review @ 6/10/2014 ]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"similar in color to the "regular" kriek. a little more vibrant in the aroma and nose, and a touch more puckering and sweeter as well. nice balance. very nice treat. can’t remember the exact price, but north of $30, this needed to be a top 10 all timer to revisit. it is not, but it is a very nice beer!"

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4761) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
bottle shared and enjoyed with friends, thanks! pours unclear bright red with a very nice almost white cap, reviving and leaving some nice lacing. 3f funk, spicy cherries, red grapes, zinfandel-ish, herbal tea leaves, raspberry leafy notes, light to medium acidity - citric and lactic - not quite pungent, smooth oak. average to light carbonation, light body, dry, assertively tart and spicy-peppery-grassy finish. excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours a hazy red with a white rim on top that leaves some lacing. Nose is of cherries and light funk, pretty nice. Taste is dry and loaded with (really) tart cherries. This is just too acidic for me to enjoy in large quantities, quite a shame since everything is so good! Body was light to medium and carbonation medium. Overall a really good oude kriek, I just don’t appreciate them as ultra lactic as everyone else. :(

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1280) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Older vintage (2004) if not mistaking. Pours hazy ruby red with a light purple hue, nice thin head. Left it aerate for about 10 minutes as initial sour punch is quite high. Once settled the aroma is but fantastic: the sweetest cherry and almond aromas intertwine lovely, some pinot noir touches and only a hint of madeira. Punchy tartness and sourness with quite some tannins but all ends very foresty fruity, quite an explosion actually

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (320) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smells like a sour. Low but fizzy carbonation. Tastes like a sour with a bit of cherry kick to it. Aftertaste is 15 seconds and the same. Very sour, but very easy to drink too.


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