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

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RATINGS: 1412   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12067) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Bottle with cap and cork. Poured hazy reddish color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex tart cherry aroma. Medium body. Medium sour cherry flavor with a medium tart finish of moderate duration. Tart fruit refreshing brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Pours off red with thin head. Aroma is very sour and slight cherries. Flavor is holy shit itís sour, from having the gueze recently itís sour and tart like the gueze with the funky yeast flavor to it but the cherries make it extremely tart and probably the tartest beer Iíve ever had. The cherries were defnitely fermented because this beer is very dry and may be sour and tart but not in a sugary way. Almost soapy taste I also got from the gueze but damn it is just way too damn tart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5249) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Bottle. Aroma is luscious, extremely tart and acidic. Touch of vinegar under the fruit. Strawberry red body with light carbonation and a short white head. Taste is wholly unexpected - mouth-puckering, eye-squinting sourness, aggressively tart and acidic. And extremely dry. Touch of vinegar under the extremely robust sour cherries. Acidity lingers long in the aftertaste, with a slight metallic ring left on the lips. Totally extreme and unadulterated - yet a little too extreme. Experiences of this intensity are easy to recall, years later.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours red with a small pinkish head. Aroma of fermented cherries, funky yeast, sourness. The flavor is sweet upfront, cherries, dust, with an acidic tart finish. Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2007
Hazy pink ... very sharp sour barely noticible cherry aroma ... Nice sour kick ... little cremola foamyness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle. Clear ruby red with a small, pink head. Aroma was funky horse blanket with tart cherries. Tasted tangy fruit and mostly sour. Very nice. Funk forever.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Tasted 9/10/06 as part of Cantillon tour. Poured from a75cL bottle into a Cantillon snifter. Bright pink in color, not the usual reddish tone. Aroma is almost sweet? Almost no carbonation, forget about foam. Cherry flavor almost dominates flavor profile? What gives Jan? "This bottle is only 2 months old, the sweetness will fade in few months" Ah, pity me for getting fresh lambic. IIf given the choice, Iíll take it with at least a couple more months in the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 2003 bottle, rated May 2007. Red with a pink head. Earthy and vinegar aroma, with leather and cherry. Really acidic flavour, with as much wood as there is cherry. Excellent kriek, but I think it may be better a little fresher.

1 year old bottle, March 2012: Cherry aroma with some unmistakenly Cantillon-ish wood-like funk. Surprisingly sweetish fruity flavour (I donít think I have had a Cantillon this fresh) with lots of real cherry flavour. If you like the house character, get the geueze, but if you like the cherry, get this one young!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2007
CBF07 sample from bottle at the RB table. Pours hazy pink with a white lacing. Aroma is sour and fruity. Flavour is very bitter and dry. Finish is dry berries.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3902) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 375ml bottle, no date. poured into my new lindemans flute i got for $1 at a thrift store. pours clear red with beige head. nose is sour, funky, sour cherries, lots of oak. oh a real nice nose. flavor is very oaky, bret, subtle sour and tart cherries. medium acidity. not very fruity but my ideal of a kriek. palate isnít very long or flavorful but the sour notes stick for a while. a palate adjuster for sure. others may want more cherries but iím not much of a kriek man so this does the job as a funky sour lambic for sure while being very drinkable. i really donít get why this is rated this low, a cantillon kriek, come on!


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