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

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RATINGS: 1366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2006
Bottle (375ml). Shared with tupalev, my bottle. Poured cloudy deep brick red with a small head. Nice sour aroma, funky yeast, sour cherries - very nice! Taste is very sour indeed - cherries, lemon juice, yeast, even a hint of sour milk in the finish - very fruity, but an oddly quick finish for a lambic. Average body, even a tad weak in the back end - very acidic mouthfeel, only mildly carbonated, no aftertaste or even much of a linger - love sour cherry character, though. VERY drinkable beer - perhaps a wee bit simple, and I’d like the sourness to be more aggressive and longer lasting, but hell, a lovely quaff, so no quibbling.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2988) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2006
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, his bottle. Great aroma, tons of cherries, funky cantillon yeast, just a perfect smelling fruit lambic (just not super strong). Neat pinkish red, very little frothy white head. Taste - holy crap, that is ever sour! Wasn’t prepared for that! Mouth puckering, yeast, vinegar, but also the cherries stay constant, balances things out as much as they can. Finishes too quickly though, I was looking for more depth. Outstanding cherry lambic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 12 oz bottle. Bottled in 2005. Pours a clear reddish-neon pink color with a pinkish bubbly head. Smells of oak with a whiff of yeast. Sour fruit and oak flavors with a splash of red wine vinegar. Very tart on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayg1 (583) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2006
My first lambic that I shared with ross. Poured a nice red with very little head. Smell is powerful sourness although I didn’t pick up on the cherries as much (maybe shouldn’t have had an IIPA before this). Taste is a sourness that I had to get used to before I decided I liked it. Interesting experinece but will def. try lambic again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Poured deep red with a small white head. Aroma is sour tart cherries, and the funky barn smell people seem to associate with lambics. Just glorious. Flavor is a nice tart cherry that makes the muscles in your jaw tighten. Sour acidic cherry flavor. Bitter and sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4773) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 750 ml bottle, cork say 2005. Pours a brite cherry red with small fizzy red/white head. Aroma of funk barn lambic and cherry. Acidic flavor of cherries and some old barn. Very sour and tart. Tastes like a lambic should, not sweet like lindemans. Rerate. Tastes change, I love lambics, have had this one a few more times in bottle and on draft. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
pink red, red head, some cherry , pit bitterness, sour acidic and musty but again what i wanted from a true lambic kriek

3.9
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2006
Bottle. Bright pink/red in color small strawberry colored head. Mild cherry flavour, sour an still an nice taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2009 ’99 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


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