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

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RATINGS: 1335   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
bottle. This is a rather fresh bottle, 2004. Murky dark red body (blood?). Tiny white head that quickly fizzes away. aroma is vinous, gobs of fresh tart cherries, and interesting funkiness. I could really smell this for hours and I know Doug can agree with me on that one :) Phenomenal flavour! Fresh tart cherries with a very rich complexity. Bone dry. Iím going to have to get my hands on a few more bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1859) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2005
As soon as this lambic touched my tongue I knew it was the sourest beer Iíve ever tried. I didnít let the sourness put me off, obviously a fruity beer that I surprisingly enjoyed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Bottle (2004) courtesy of Pailhead. Pours dark cherry/red with no head. Aroma is so sour it makes your mouth water. Flavor all sour with a little vinegar and just faint cherry in the flavor. Very nice overall.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2005
75cL bottle (1997). Light brown/orange/red color and clear. The head is medium, white and fine. The aroma has cherry, horseblanket, sourness, sweetness, and funk. The flavor is delicious: very sour, cherry, funk, green apple. There is acetic but the pedio and lactic are stronger. The age has allowed the beer to develop nicely. Had some at the brewery last year and this is a great reminder. Thanks to GoBrew for the bottle!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
From a 750 ml bottle dated 2001 Pours a dark pinkish-champagne color and very very still. The aromas are like nothing Iíve ever smelled in a beer before. Very tart and sour aromas with a pungent smell in there that I just canít identify. Maybe a cheese or barnyard aroma. Anyway... This one pulls no punches on your palate. Very bitter and sour. Easily the most sour beer I have tasted. Some is bitter and sour from the lambic, some is bitter and sour from the cherries. Defniitely an unsweetened lambic! Some salty flavors too. Very nice mouthfeel with a dry salty finish. A few hours later, I still can taste that sourness in my mouth. This is far from an everyday brew and not too drinkable but it certainly kept you interested. This is my first Cantillon and probably my first "traditional" lambic. I feel like a whole new world has opened up in front of me but Iím not sure I want to be there just yet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Great red cherry colour, with a pink head. Fresh, natural, soft with lots of cherry. Notes of sourness an the aftertaste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Hazy red with disapearing pink head. Aroma is sweet with cheery. Sour and acidic taste with notes of cherry and grapefruits. Lasting bitterdry aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1371) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2005
Bottle. Bottled in 2003. Cloudy dark-red pour with a thin light-pink head and tons of NASTY floaties. Aroma of dark cherries, urine and vinegar. Not exactly the most pleasant smells. Makes me think this is infected. Very acidic and sour with only hints of cherries. Definitely not as fruity as other lambics Iíve tried. This is more like lemon juice with a little bit of cherry and vinegar tossed in. Incredibly dry and tart. Pretty unique.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7942) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 Sample in brewery - Nice tart cherry aroma. Hazy ruby red color with a small fizzy head. Tart/sour vinegar flavor with a hint of the cherries- very dry - only the slightest hint of sweetness. Addendum - bottle cellared 18 mos - takes on a more vinous character but not dramatically different.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2005
Bottle from Pailhead. Sour aroma typical of a lambic, not really as much cherry aroma as I would have expected. Aroma leans more towards acetic. Medium bodied. Very drying and puckering. Slight hints of cherry show up in flavor which seems to balance nicely with the base lambic flavors. Nice.


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