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


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RATINGS: 1299   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 Bottle. A hazy and sparkling dark ruby beer, with a large, fizzy, fully collapsing pink head. The aroma is moderately yeasty (dusty attic, most), with notes of cherries, lemon/citrus, wood, some vinegary hints and perhaps some red berries? The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, dry finish with light bitterness. Excellent in most aspects, save perhaps the thinness. Cantillon has done better, anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2006
Bottle. Bright pink/red in color small strawberry colored head. Mild cherry flavour, sour an still an nice taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2009 í99 vintage bottle: red brown in color with a light sour cherry aroma. Sweet flavors that quickly fade to tart, very gueze like oak flavors. Long sweet finish. 6/3/8/4/15 = 3.6

Thanks to 17thfloor for sharing. Recent vintage. Hazed red orange with a pink head. Sour earthy dirty funky aromas with fruit and lactic acid. Cherry earthy dirty flavors that are super lactic. Long tart earthy finish. Decent beer, with nine years on it though and 2.5 between ratings, I surprisingly give it the same total. 7/3/7/4/15 = 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle from Delerium cafe. Always amazing stuff! Didnít think it was possible, but even sourer than I remembered from my last taste at the brewery in 2002

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Iíve had a lambic or two before, but that first sip is still a shock to me. Iíd be lying if I said this was my favorite style, I can appreciate it but I donít really enjoy it all that much. It does seem like the acidity in this one over-powers the rest of the flavors a bit, and this is coming from someone who was just eating sour-straw candies earlier today. Perhaps it just needs to be paired with food. On its own itís a bit overwhelming. I do not foresee myself having another one of these anytime soon.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Stefano (1876) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2006
Extreme vinegar sourness! And when you lift your glass, those odors get closer! I hadnít counted on that. Some cherries in the background, but completely smothered by rancid vinegar, refluxed stomach acid, and that overbearing sourness. Very sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2006
This beer deserves at least a semblance of a preface. This is like no beer that I have ever had before, and I was not prepared for the flavors that the beer had in store for me. I feel humbled and out of place making this rating to such a point that I am in fact doubtful whether or not I should rate it at all. This beer, while still possessing the basic characteristics of a beer had the personality of a fine wine. It pours out a high opacity ruby red. Smells of cherry, citrus, and light alcohol. It tastes of tart cherry, lime juice, and I think I detect "at least in spirit" perrier. As I tried to explain earlier, I have no experience discussing any of the flavors in this beer to any meaningful extent, but I still hope that this rating is helpful. I can certainly ascertain that this beer will be an acquired taste to some, but to others will seem to amount to an old glove feeling. The disparity, I believe, will be determined by how familair one is with wine and itís eccentricities. A talent, which still eludes me. An excellent effort, and absolutely a trek into the unknown for this rater.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Cherry red, big surprise, in color. Tastes like an incrediblly acidic cabernet franc. Felt like drinking a science project. Not for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2006
Bright pink/red in colour small strawberry coloured head. Mld cherry flavour, not as sour as the Rose but still an an aquired tatse.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2007 Almost clear light-red with a short lived pinky-white head. Medium-high level of acidity. A lot less sour than the cherry aroma suggests. I know I was supposed to taste cherries but for some reason to me this tasted more like raspberries without the sugar. A worthy one although not the best of its kind. I always find it hard to leave a good beer store without being able to bring everything with me. But being at Cantillon brewery surrounded by thousands of bottles and being served beer by the brewer himself was something else. They had to call the firemen to get me out of there. Another good product from a top notch brewery.

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