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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1336   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.


4.2
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (4532) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3656) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Dark red with light red fast dissapating head. Sour cherry scented aroma. Sour dry mouth puckering cherry flavor.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 1/20
odradek (2) - Wayland, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2006 does not count
sinus-clearing sherry aroma; beautiful warm-red color with a very small head and little carbonation. i think my main mistake here was in not letting the beer age - mine was bottled in 2005. there are so many intriguing tart & woody flavors here (and, surprisingly enough, hints of sweetness) that are being drowned out by an almost overwhelming balsamic-vinegar taste. it is improving as i continue to sip at it, though. i’m planning on buying another bottle and seeing if i can hold off for five or six years.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Nose is traditional Cantilln - barnyard funk, oak as well as shocking cherry in the nose. More than I expected based on previous Cantillon fruit beers I’ve had. Very acidic lemon juice, oak, earthy cherry. Biting and great as expected.

4.2
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2006
bottle. light red color. medium carpy head. sweet and sour aroma. lots of cherrys, woddy and earthy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Deleted old rating for this. Bottle brought by Egajdzis to Firemoose’s place. Brewed in 94, bottled in 96. Pours a pure peachy amber, moslty clear, it lost a bit of its pinkish, violet highlights, still has a nice fizzy white head. Well rounded slight aroma of cherries, ripe friuts, barnyard, funky, chlorine, pedio- cherry pie, and lemony citric and lactic acid. Mouthpuckeringly sour with lots of lactic notes, lemon, cherry flavor is almsot lost completely, some bretty characters, finishes very dry and tart. This was awesome stuff. Thanks again Eric!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Red body, small off-white head, barnyard nose with oak. Sour, woody, acidic, tart, lemony; cherries in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2006
lnitial smell was not pleasant...tomatoe juice color...not warhead sour, but pretty sour. oakky cherry tart taste.let this one breathe, pref. for more than 5 seconds.


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