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Cantillon Kriek

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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cantillon is the brewer of Belgium’s most authentic lambic. This kriek 100% lambic is blended lambic beer brewed with cherries.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
llkc (454) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
duft: lidt druer lidt brett. hindbær tør duft svag sødme meget kompleks. lidt grøn duft- smag. hindbær meget dybde sur lidt kirsebær. lidt vanilje. super lækker lambic

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1044) - Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours bright, clear red with pink head. Aroma is very brett, wild yeast, cherry, estery. Taste is very wild yeast, a bit of cherry, light bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (241) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Je suis un amateur de quelques bières fruitées, particulièrement de Kriek, mais celle-çi me laisse plutôt indiférent... Les cerises sont très présentes certes, mais le goût est prèsque trop intense, on aurait prèsque envie de dire qu’il est artificiel. Le liquide est très carbonnaté, ce qui le fait encore plus ressembler à un breuvage en cannette. Remarquez, ce n’est pas mauvais pour autant! Mais c’est probablement la Cantillon que j’ai la moins appréciée jusqu’ici.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricksta_p (1258) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2014
Aroma of tart cherry, tart fruit, barnyard funk, vinegar, oak. Flavour is incredibly intense sourness with an equally remarkable dry finish. Drinking this Kriek was like an epiphany.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2324) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
After the 10-year old De Cam Oude Kriek, I was lucky enough to discover another forgotten bottle in my cellar: Cantillon Kriek, at 9 years of age. Pours a lighter red than the De Cam, more an orangey hued red, but equally warm and beautiful and perfectly clear at first but brownish and fully cloudy with deposit, with very little fizz remaining after all those years. Head formation is rather limited: some gentle forcing leads to a very pale beige, loose, milky, ’old beer’ head which nevertheless retains quite well; and we all know that head retention is naturally limited in this style of beer, and in this style of beer we don’t care about that, do we... Aroma is more lambic-oriented and a bit less fruit-oriented than the De Cam, but of similar complexity and even a bit more ’fresh’ and crisp, revealing all kinds of impressions: sour cherries of course, raspberry vinegar, hay, dry sherry, Rioja wine, strawberries, wood, vanilla-like tannins, musty cellar, wet leather, mango, passion fruit, damp cloth, very old port wine. The mouth is immediately dried and cleansed with a sharp, typical Cantillon-like lemony and vinegary acidity, delicate and fresh but still very assertive, spritzy, with some of the champenoise fizz remaining and finely tingling on the tongue; rounded, still crisp fruitiness, sour cherries, lime juice, redcurrant, after which the wheatiness appears along with a more subdued, lactic acidity as of sour cream or yoghurt, though it is the citrus and vinegar acidity which keeps dominating the palate; Brett ’leatheriness’ and stone fruit woodiness further dry the back of the mouth and the throat, a vague leafy hoppiness for sheer structural balance is noticeable and the fruit sourness lasts for a very long time. Complex, elegant, sharp and feisty, fascinating: this has all of the noble qualities lambic afficionados associate with Cantillon. It has retained its crispiness and vivacity almost perfectly after 9 years of ageing. Another delight from the old lambic family, perfectly fit for a sunny autumn afternoon. Very appetizing too: this type of beer is probably the best apéritif we have in beer culture. Highly recommended - if you’re not afraid of the tartness and funkiness of a (very) genuine lambic, of course.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (867) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2014
Glass at brewery. White bubbly head, dark red color. Aroma is cherries with a meaty sting. Taste is matured cherries and quite heavy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (146) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Blood red appearance with pink medium head. Funky aroma of sour cherries, classic dry-fruity Kriek taste. Sour and very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
momordgz (139) - - NOV 3, 2014
Really nice and yeasty-tasty lambic beer. Sour and citrous. Usually I dislike fruit beer, but this is delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (259) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2014
At the brewery after the tour. Poured a cherry red and pretty clear, not much head. Aroma was fruity and heavily of cherry. Taste was cherry. Light body and fizzy on the mouth. Smooth throughout, a little dry to finish. Somewhat tart in there. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (112) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2014 Cherry red with a pink fluffy head. Taste is a very pleasant fresh cherry to cherry jam that becomes tart but not lip-puckering. Smell is cherry jam. Drank this on draft and loved it.


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