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

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RATINGS: 1266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2005
Red-brown with a pinkish head. The aroma is intensely acidic. Less so in the flavor, which develops into a rather nutty, dry finish from a moderately acidic start. Another star product from Cantillon.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2005
Bottle. Initial musty yeast followed by sour fruit and earthy wood aromas. Quite dry and sour but the fruitiness almost makes it seem sweet which in combination with the sourness becomes almost sherberty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Poured a hazy ruby red with nearly no head but a light pink rim around the edge of the glass. The aroma was of delicately baked cherry clafoutis, white wine and berries. The mouthfeel is delicate with very slight carbonation and a prickly acidity. The cherries are of course very present in the flavor, but not overpowering as with the Lindemans lambics. It reminded me a lot of champagne and the Flemish sour ale I had before (Rodenbach Grand Cru), especially in the dry and sour aftertase. There is little complexity in this brew but it has a definite charm, and is admittedly very refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Hazy red color and a thin head. Smells sour and the taste is even more sour. Not sure if I like it this sour but it still is a tasty lambic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2005
On tap at the Moan & Dove.
A little bit more peachy than the bottled version, but definately has sanguine highlights. This one had a strawberry mousse on top, very nice indeed. I can’t get enough of that aroma of barnyard, leather, stale, spent grain and just plain sourness. I got apple last time, this one was more raspberry/cranberry. Excellent astringency, if I drink this too regularly my tongue will go inside-out. The rasp/cran really showed up in full force on the palate and in the dry aftertaste it left. Body was a little lighter than usual, but just as refreshing as ever.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Bottled. Hazy red colour, small bubbly white head. Bitterish cherry aroma. Bitter dry cherry flavour. Coarse feeling in throat while drinking this one. Nice one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Bottled in 2002. Hazy, bright ruby body with a white head that faded flat. Funky nose with mild acidity, mild fruit, and a touch of wine vinegar. Very dry and sour with a faded cherry character. Good sour fruit lambic, but may be better younger.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Pours a brilliant, glowing red with a thin pink head. Very sharp barnyard aroma with some medicinal and herbal notes, a little cherry, a little alcohol, some green olive. Whoa. Crazy sour with a nail polish and light cherry flavor. Some ashiness. Is it possible that this bottle is off? Interesting though not immediately appealing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2005
Incredible aroma of cherry and some lovely barnyard notes. Beautiful burgundy, very little activity, tiniest trace of pink head. Majestic cherry flavour, funky, wet blanket comes in as well. Marvelous mouthfeel, dry as a dessert, acidic as can be, tart too. Fantastic! Thank You for sharing mds!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lamahasto (4) - Brussel, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2005 does not count
A very strong tasting kriek, The sourness can be reduced by adding sugar yourself (as it is intended). A beutyfull appearance with a robust flavor. The palate is a bit monotome. Still one of the best traditional krieks on the market


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