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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cantillon is the brewer of Belgium’s most authentic lambic. This kriek 100% lambic is blended lambic beer brewed with cherries.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2007
surprised iíve never rated this before. guess i was holding off till this bottle i smuggled from belgium and cellared 1 year was ready. this beer pretty much sucks. it was pretty much what it was supposed to be. very dry, carbonated, light, and tart. there was almost no cherry flavor. i enjoyed the first few sips and then the rest was mostly work. whatís the point? i challenge anybody who calls this beer complex. just pure acetic acid. pretty though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 12, 2015 Re-rate 3/15: Bottle sample at a tasting at Naamaís place. Thanks Naama. 2013 bottle. Nice deep red with a pink head. Lovely barnyard and manure aroma with cherries and oak. Sour flavor, funky, with oak, lacto, juicy cherries, a vinous note and lemon. Rounded mouthfeel. Wonderful stuff. 8/4/9/4/17=4.2

Re-rate 3/5/11: Bottle at the brewery in Brussels. Deep red with a pinkish head. Aroma of barnyard and fresh cherries. Sour flavor with cherries and a light citric astringency in the finish. Medium-bodied. Excellent. 8/4/8/4/17=4.1

Bottle. Deep red color with a small pinkish head. Acidic aroma of barnyard, wood and over-ripe cherries that add a touch of sweetness to the aroma. Nice sour flavor with cherries and some citric, lemony, tones. Very dry finish. Medium-bodied. Another great one from Cantillon. 8/4/8/3/16=3.9

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/13/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

hazy cherry red, headless, tart aroma with a big musky horse blanket, starts sweet for a moment before a strong lip puckering tart bing cherry flavor kicks in and never leaves like your relatitives from Cleveland,
-------- /> Date: 06/30/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting

same huge tart cherry

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
undsioux7 (848) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Pours a ruby red that looks like its been thinned out by water. Almost wine like. No head. Aroma of dank wood, acidic, sour mix. Taste of tangy cherries that make you pucker, yet finishes dry but still tart on the roof of your mouth. Its like trying to suck this beer out of the wood of the barrel it was aged in. You get the woodsy funk, but not a lot of the cherry flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours one of the darkest reds Iíve seen on a lambic... almost brown. Very strong cherry aroma, lots of funky yeasty sourness. Nice body, extremely sour and sharp on the tongue. One of my favorites I think, very bold and quite enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2007
750ml. Pours a beautiful cherry red/pink with a bubbly pink head that soon disappears almost entirely. Aroma is brett, cherries (thankfully still around), mild sourness. Horse/barnyard is not as pronounced as some other krieks. Nice, complex, balanced aroma. Strong but not off-putting. Sharp, tangy, acidic body. Very acidic. Tart taste with a quick sour finish. I liked this a lot. Certainly one of the best krieks Iíve had.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Draught and bottles. Bright garnet ruby-red. Desert dry. Surprisingly woodsy, almost earthy. Unearthly fruity, sour, and acidic qualities: everything that lambic should be. A relatively unassertive cherry presence that is overshadowed by the signature Cantillon lambic.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Magenta color, smell of funk and acid cherry. Extremely dry on the tongue, spreads all over the mouth, not overly cherry. My first lambic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5061) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 750 ml bottle @ Kristiansand Lambic festival. Copper red body with a small, light pink head. Aroma is very acidic with just a hint of cherry, also a little musty. Flavor is extremely dry and acid. Subdued cherry flavor and quite pleasant in itís own way. Authentic but a bit rough for my taste. Re-rated. A bit higher score on the overall impression this time. I might get a bit more use to this, or maybe just had a better day?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 Bottle. 2005 vintage. Lots of sweet funk on the nose. Sour smelling. Acidic cherry notes. A very potent aroma. Pours a rich ruby pink with a tiny white/pink head. Quite dry and acidic on the palate. Lots of vinegar. Not too much cherry. A tart sourness develops after a while. quite firm on the palate. Very acidic but quite good.


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