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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (599) - GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
Cantillon Kriek bottled May 2014 Pours a vibrant, ruby red color, with a small pink head. Smells of an intriguing, leathery tartness, blending directly into the beers ripe cherry quality. Has a pleasant mineralic profile atop of the barnyard funkiness, both highlighting the sweet, ripe character of the fruits. There is also a whiff of tomatoe shrub underneath, accompanied by earthy sherry stem and red wine barrel, completing the wonderful aromas. Drinks very soft, while a lower carbonation adds a refreshing note to the pungent tartness, consisting of fermented cherries and funky bretts. Tastes of a glue defined, dusty earthiness, with an uncompromising tart character to it, which gets softened when cherries become noteable, evoking almost a cinnamon impression, based on the richness of the oak barrel synergating with the fruit ripeness. A good amount of white lemon zest goes hand in hand with matured cherries, which turn even moldier during the finish. The beers finish focusses entirely on the prominent cherries, revealing a leather coated stone pit quality with sweet cherry skin to it. This offers a great cherry depth, featuring a nice crispness during the beginning, which turns more mature, riper while drinking. Exhibits a great interaction between sour funk and fermented fruits, throughout evolving on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerGantzel (216) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle from May 2014: Sour sweet cherry, fruity aroma. Clear deep red liquid with a small white head. Sour and sweet taste, with a long lasting taste of cherries. Great palate; full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. I really appreciate enjoying this kriek from Cantillon!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2278) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2015
From tap on Zwanze Day, @ Bagby Beer Company, courtesy of richiesd! Hazy red/pink color. Pinkish head, not much. Aroma’s: sour, cherry, almond. Almond more on the foreground retronasal. Flavor is sour, fruity, cherry, even a hint of sweetness. Light bodied. Finishes a bit dry, with lots of fruit. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
procraste (388) - FRANCE - SEP 24, 2015
Robe rougeoyante qui fait pas dans le chiqué du rouge cerise pimpant mais laisse la part à de reflets bruns. Bouteille du " 11 Février 2015 ". Si elle est acide, je ne la trouve pas pour autant agressive ni mordante. Au contraire, le gaz fin à l’attaque, donne une sensation crémeuse en bouche. Peut-être encore un peu trop fraîche à cette partie de la dégustation ? On est clairement pas dans la cerise droit dans ces bottes, telle que ce que l’industrie, avec ces arômes, voudrait nous faire croire. Très équilibrée donc et bien exécutée donc. Très asséchante et pour autant semble désaltérante ...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (1508) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours hazy red with small pink head. Funky aroma with tart cherries, oak and some floral notes. Taste is more funky, tart cherries, with some barnyardy oak and floral. High acidity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (393) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2015
Fresh bottle. Hazy red with a small frothy head. Sour cherries, straw, cellar. Very sour, average carbonation. Okish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McWorta (1196) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 20, 2015
Clear red-bronze colour with a pink fading head. Aromas of earthy barnyard cherry develops with some funk and moist wood. Tangy, fine carbonation, watery with a light-medium body. Pretty tart and acidic lacking some harmony. Dry tart lasting finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1122) - - SEP 19, 2015
Red pour, epic head. Sour cherry, grape, funky aroma. Tart cherry, though not overly sweet. Woody, funky.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (486) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Tap at Scheras for Zwanze day. Strong funk cherry aroma. Taste follows, less tart than expected. Very well done.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
maxwelldeux (4270) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Draught. Pours a reddish color with a moderate pink head on there. Nose is sour with a lot of cherry to it, and that’s not a flavor I particularly care for. Taste is sour and with a lot of cherry. Not a huge fan of this.


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