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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1503   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (1018) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 7, 2007
Bottle at Cantillon, march 07. Sharp, aromatic nose with some fruits, lemon, vinegar and horse saddle. Beatifull flavor, anise, balsamic cherries with a slight citric acid finnish. MF is medium to light, full fruity punch but a short aftertaste. Amazing shinny red color with some rose notes and a small but lasting white-rosť head. A fabolous, enjoyable cantillon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1909) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 5, 2007
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Vintage: March 2008
Consumed: December 2008

It probably comes as not great surprise that this beer is still very very young. Great colour; bright and cheerful cherry red with goo depth. Aromas are powerful and jump out of the bottle the second the cork is popped. All about tart and dry fruits. Palate is very intense and dominated at the moment by salt, vinegar, acid, spice. Quite medium-bodied despite the sourness, but needs time for the fruit to come through. Another classic.

Vintage: June 2005
Consumed: April 2007

Fully loaded hard core lambic style. Very kriek in appearance but nose and palate suggests, strongly, unsweetened lambic. High on acid and tart fruits, right through the nose and palate. Very unyielding right now. One of those rare beers that seems far too young to consume.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 5, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2008 1996 vintage. 750mL thanks to Dr. Bill. On the nose a crisp tart dryness in rose hips, german kirsch and a flowery oaky preserved quality. A pour of blushed sun, rimmed in pale peach. Flavor was a graceful, delicate breezy panache of Door County cherry pits, craisins and longing, wonderfully parching woodiness. Some hickory and ash alighted amongst the perfusive hard candy cherry juice feeling. Yet, the wildness was balanced in the midst, with plenty of hay and grass with cork over the whole beast. A perfectly dry and satisfying completion. Maybe a perfect Kriek.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1448) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2007
Young 37.5 cL, freshly bottled sometime this year. Bright red with pinkish tint, sour cherries, berries, and lemons in the nose. Very sour of course but much less acidic than I expected, somewhat flat with powerful cherries. Damn nice, and I think Iíll cellar the others for a while yet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle: sampled at the brewery in Brussels. Poured a pink colored beer with great carbonation and a good head. Aroma is a mix between the raspberry and the Cantillon yeast. Taste is a bit deceiving since it is too much acidic that it kills the rest of the flavours, the raspberry are buried under the acidic tones. I believe that some other lambic -fruit a better balanced then this one and offer a better refreshing taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2007 Full on sour lambic flavor-fest. Cherries are still there, but on the back notes. Aroma is typically traditionally, wet blanket, barnyard, sour, but again, against all odds, cherries and wood peek through. Beautiful beer. 2001 bottle coutersey of boboski. Just when you think it could not get any more intense, out comes a 6 year old bottle. Bit of fear when the cork revelaed some mold, but holy crap, what an intensity!!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAR 21, 2007
reddish color with pink head, it has fruity aroma thatís mixed with cherry and vinegar. very tart flavor, really hurts my throat. but it is still a lambic thatís appreciable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6675) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2007
33 cl bottle, bought at the brewery. A lambic with cherry overtones, none af the mature roundess or softness of other krieks. Sour and acidic. I find this refreshing, but it is not for beginenrs. Sour apples, sour cherries, almost vinegar. Cloudy, a bit yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1790) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2007
Bottled. Dark cranberry colour, small white head. Aroma of berries, a bit vinegar even. Very sour. Extremely sour in taste, taste sea buckthorn and cherry.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5657) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Tasted at Cantillon, Brussels. Sour barnyard aroma. Extremely sour, bu the cherry is clearly there and like Gambrinus, this is real fruit flavor and not a syrup. Red color. Excellent.


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