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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2914) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2007
A pretty nice take on a kriek lambic, pouring with a nice attractive garnet or ruby color, nice pinkish head that had good retention (well carbonated beer). [Iím ignoring the cork pieces that ended up in this little sucker, despite being able to curse those folks at Cantillon for a bogus cork.] The aroma was funky funk funk horseblankets, bret, and tart cherries. Flavor followed suit, mouthfeel nice and crisp, boy was this tart and sour, took longer than a few sips to get used to.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Sour, yes very sour, hey did I mention this was sour. Tastes like cherry vinegar not that I know what that tastes like ,oh yeah maybe I do. Page 102 of Michael Jacksonís Great Beer Guide only 440 Classic Brews to go out of 500.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Trade from Ross, thanks bud! Bottled 2005. Pours a hazy cherry color with little head. Aroma is is of horse blanket, tart cherries, must, and hay. Definitely an interesting aroma. Taste is sour cherries, light wood and tannins from the cheeries. This is a very vinuous mouth puckering beer but it was quite an enjoyable experience from the legendary Cantillon Brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2007
12oz bottle. 2004 bottled. Murky dark red with a thin film of white head. Acetic acid, wet hay must, and fruit tannin in the aroma. Sharp tartness concedes to plasticy phenols and cherry-skin tannin and astringency. Residual phenolics in the finish, with a pleasing tartness and faintly re-emerging mustiness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2007
Nice red color, with huge head, sourness was plenty, light cherry in the aftertaste, lots of tannic flavors, some yeast flavor as well, solid brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2006
750 ml bottle from Samís in Chicago, bottled in 2005 (and transported back to Nova Scotia via Ontario then consumed in New Brunswick, just to rub it in to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency who banned this stuff from being sold in Canada and the provincial government liquor administrations who consider it illegal to transport alcohol across provincial boundaries so they can maximize their precious tax revenues). Hazy bright red colour with a fully diminishing fizzy white head. Mmmm, Cantillon aroma - horseblanket, leather, yeasty, barnyard, and brie - plus fresh sour cherries. Flavour is tart cherrystaight through with some accompanying yeasty funk. Not as assertively sour as I expected, but still wonderful stuff. Light bodied, very dry and refreshing. 4 days later, CFIA, and Iím still alive...

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Botte: Dark cherry, wood, light lacing. Nose of funky fruity brett and vinous malt. Light hoppy notes too. The flavor is more tart than bile, super vinous, super sour. No fruit present. The flavor is also bilish. Finishes zesty, sharp and hard. Iíll pass on this here. I like sour, but only when it blends something good together. They make vinegar as a stand alone product for a reason.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Amaj80HC (13) - 9, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2006
This beer is too sour to be drinkable for me. I skip this one in the future. Or maybe i had a bad bottle but i donít think so because a lot of people here confirm what i experienced. You like it or you donít.. well i donít.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2626) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2006
[bottle] Aroma=Sour cheery oak balsamic vinegar. Appearance=Hazy dark cherry. Flavour=Very sour vinegary vineous cherry oak. Feel=Light body, mouth puckering.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
Bottled - Swan and Rushes Leicester. A bright red, ever so slightly hazy beer which has no obvious carbonation in the glass. The aroma has great acidity with cherries and sharp lemony aromas. The taste is also sour. There is puckering sharpness. Fruit seems fairly minimal against the sour funkiness going on. Very nice though.


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