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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Deliciously sour cherry beer. Not cloyingly sweet but with slight lemony notes that serve to brighten the accompanying flavors. Overly sweet lambic production this is not. They have their time and place, but a great beer like this is timeless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
Bottle at Cantillon. Red with thin pink head. Aroma is cherries with the Cantillon-house fingerprint. Very dry and tart. There’s some harsh, tannin-like flavours as well. A bit to tart perhaps, I liked the Gueuze better, but this is nonetheless a very, very fine kriek, one of the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (4452) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Bottle corked in 2005. Let breath for 30 mins from fridge. Pours grenadine red into a tumbler. White clutches the rim. Feet, garden vegetables and slight cherry aromas. Immediately fizzy,sour, cherry, and mint - with a lemon and aspirin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3602) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Dark red with light red fast dissapating head. Sour cherry scented aroma. Sour dry mouth puckering cherry flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2006
Bottled. Amber and reddish in colour with a medium sized pink head. Nice sourness - somewhat citric and of course cherry notes. Notes of vinegar and also a slightly earthy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2006
0,375 l bottle. Amber-red color, no head. Acidic, earthy, leathery and juicy aroma with hints of rose. Acidic, sulfury and leathery flavor with notes of grapes, currants and cherry. Acidic and juicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
Robe rose voilée surmontée d’une mince mousse rose qui persiste. Arômes de liège, de lime sure et de fleurs. Saveurs acides et sures de liège et de fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2006
At the brewery. I had this right after the gueuze, so most of my comments are comparisons to that beer. Smell is less acidic and less brett-y than gueuze, mostly of a faint brett and cherry overlay. The brett is definitely there on the flavor, and the acid is more tangy and mouthwatering, but the grape and fruity roundness is not there. The cherry is subtle overall, mostly a nice accent to the long and tangy finish. While the gueuze had nicely developed flavors, this seems flatter, like a cherry Flemish red. Still good, but I’m glad I got the other one first.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 26, 2006
Very very tart, sour cherries. Dominate the nose. Red with light pink head. Flavour is vinegary, some cherry. Very very sour again. Completely over-rides any other taste there. Nice, just too tart. Some fizz. Vintage 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9760) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2006
12 oz corked and capped bottle. Pours garnet, ruby with a foamy white head and patchy, edgy head. Aroma is sour berry, malt, cardboard, citrus nose and yeast (mold, sweat). Sour berry flavor, heavy acidity and tartness that kicks in ALL saliva glands, medium bitterness, lemon rind finish. Medium bodied, dry and fizzy palate.

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