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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cantillon is the brewer of Belgium’s most authentic lambic. This kriek 100% lambic is blended lambic beer brewed with cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Ruby red pour with a pinkish head. Aroma is sour and a little sweet and with a definite earthy funk. Cherry fruit aromas also, but dark and deep earthy fruit aroma. Flavor is quite sour and tart. There is noticeable cherry fruitiness followed by an intense, mouth watering sour and funk. Vinegar and dirty earthy based flavors swim around and confuse the fruitiness but nothing is quite able to overwhelm the mouthwatering sour flavors that linger on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7541) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 750, corked, capped, and foiled. Pours a brilliant ruby red with luscious and dense pink foamy mousse goodness. Falls to no head, lace, or legs at all in no time. Big poopy cherry nose--tart pie cherries ratcheted up to a balsamicy vinegariciousness. Lots of funk showing, lots of wood. Creamy medium body, quite still. The poop and the pucker work together to create a real haymaker in this beer--so tart, so acidic, so funky, all riding on a sweaty saddle through the barnyard. Not for the faint of heart, or faint of colon. Delicious once you wrestle that cherrypoop gator of flavor into submission.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2007
A good kriek but a little dissapointing, still great though. pours a cloudy bright full pink with little to no head. sweet/sour yeast very sour cherry aroma. very tart and sour front with loose palate and tart finish. fruit hidden behind the tart sourness. sweet dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Had this courtesy of Chris Lively at Ebenezerís Pub. Creamy ruby color. Aroma is sour, somewhat earthy, some funky feet, and of course, cherries. Tart cherry flavor, almost cranberry, and some faint funk in the background. Iím not much into sour beers but this was very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2632) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Reddish pink with nerly no head. Sour aroma. Cherries, earth tones, and a little sugar. Real tart cherry, earth, musty, and a very light sweetness that finishes this tasty brew. Finish is dry and refreshing enough to go back for more. I do love this brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
[1996 Bottle enjoyed in 2007] Pours deep red with nice stable pink head. Fantastic aroma that is sour with nice natural cherry and farmhouse notes. Flavor is very complex with lovely sour cherries, tart and finishes rather dry. So clean and spot on Very refreshing. Wow - this has aged so well!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle in New Zealand, a deep pickish red with a bubbly head. The sourness of the aroma is stronger than the cherry with some sugary notes (like kiwifruit for me). Though the palate is sour it is still smooth - this is Cantillon at its best. The cherry flavour is very tart, which just increases in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Bottled in 2003. Pours a magnificent ruby red color, with a small white head. Giant aroma, very musty with an overtone of a sharp cheddar cheese. A very metallic sourness, lasting from the onset to the finish of this excellent beer. A favorite lambic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 2004 bottle Poured into a champagne flute. The beer pours cloudy with a brilliant red color. Produces a small head that diminishes quickly like champagne but leaves a tiny foam on top of the beer along the sides of the glass that stuck around till I was finished. The nose is not terribly strong, but you get a slight fruity bouquet, but that is fairly overwhelmed by the smells of oak and wild yeast. The beer tastes fantastic, very sour and tart, the cherries add the tiniest hint of fruitiness. A very very good beer. Every time I drink good lambic, the only thing I want to do is go grab another bottle, itís terribly addictive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle, 70cl. Thanks to BeerBiker at OHBL meeting. The beer pours a deep red, cherrylike color with a thin white head. Aroma is sour and fruity. The flavor is acidic with notes of fruites and sour. The mouthfeel is sharp and for the not-so-experienced lambic drinker it is very sour. Gets better with each sip of the beer. Overall an average Lambic.

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