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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: 1511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear reddish orange color with a medium white head. Aroma of vinegar, funk and sour cherries. Taste is very acidic with a strong sour cherry vinegar finish. Very tart.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Oct. 2006 - Pour was red, with no head even with a vigorous pour. Sweet cherry and vinegar aroma. Flavor was sour cherries, vinegar and horse blanket. Some other flavors and mustiness swirl about, but I donít know what they were. Mouthfeel was rich and smooth. Well made brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Bottle@Dr.Bills Poured red with diminishing head. Fruity aroma. Tart comes to mind, but also peach passion fruit, cherries, and lemon. Finishes dry.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2008
This was terrible. The aroma was of a cherry jolly rancher, look of watermellon Kool-Aid (no head), and taste was mouth puckering. Avoid this beer!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Thanks to Skyview for sharing this tasty treat. The dregs from the bottle, this poured a deep read with cloudy off-white sediment. Tart aroma with a little cherry peaking around the yeast and sour funk. Massive sourness with faint cherry undercurrents.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Johnís Market Place in Portland, Oregon. Pours a semi-hazy dirty pink brew with a fizzy pink-white head that quickly dissipates clean. Aroma of tart cherries, plenty of yeast funk, a touch of salt and aged brick cheese. Taste is tart cherry and sour lemon zest. Finish has a slight aged goat milk cheese character with tart cherries and yeast funk. Whoa! Most excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Pours a nice vibrant red color with a thin pinkish head. Aroma of funky tart sour cherries. The flavor profile is made up of funky wild yeast combined with tart cherries and sour balsamic vinaigrette. This was mouth puckering, sour, and dry at the same time. I did not get very much sweetness from this one. Extremely acidic and sour, but pleasant at the same time. Basically the liquid version of a cherry Warhead sour candy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 Couldnít believe Iíd not rated this before, what a great excuse to have another...
2006 Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours, pardon the pun, cherry red with a pinkish foam that settles to a thin lasting ring around the glass. Initially sweet maraschino cherry aroma but a quick swirl releases the yeast, barnyard funk and balsamic vinegar. Tart with a real cherry bite, some yeast and a slightly sweet yet sour Jolly Rancher note. Last pour with all the gunk gives it a little more balance and more of a lambic taste. Lovely long puckering cherry finish. Damn, now Iíve done the rating whatís my next excuse gonna be?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2008
On tap courtesy of Chris at Ebenezerís. Delightful cherry red with swirls of head letting through just the right amount of light. Aroma and flavor match up with a perfect balance of sour cherry, tart cherry, and the typical funky cantillon gueuze background. Less sourness on this last front than most Cantillons, which for me actually took off a point in the overall rating, but definitely a luscious batch of their kriek. Dances on the tongue as any good lambic should. Tremendous.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Big smark of sour cherries all over the mouth. The fruit has not been used to sweeten the beer. Other than that it is a relatively clean beer. A little earthy, but very little. Just thirst quenching and clean. If there is any carbonation left in the bottle, itís barely there. Iím not finding any malt in there at all. I could almost be fooled into thinking this is a cherry wine. Tasty, but really lacking in any complexity.


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