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

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RATINGS: 1225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
From the brewery. Pours as beautifully as a kriek will ever be. Not the bright cherry red of cough syrup - but the red/orange that matches the aroma. Surprised by the intensity of the cherry. I'm thinking the freshness may have something to do with this. The palate leaves just a touch of off-putting acidity that is not the same as the Geuze or lambic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2014
Red colour, some white foam. Low carbonation. Very well balanced kriek. Sour with sweet hints. Very fruity aroma of cherries.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 1, 2014
Sampler at Cantillon Brewery. Color: nice clear deep red beer with no carbonation and no head. Smell: cherry, almond and acid touch. Taste: nice red fruity taste with good balance of acid. Aftertaste: cherry and almond notes.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2014
Big bottle, all to myself. Lovely stuff. Lots of cherry fruitiness and a lovely sourness. Nice and spritzy. I didn’t make any notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3236) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Poured a dark reddish color with aromas of tart raspberries and cherries. Flavors are the same a nice lambic with some sour fruit to it. Could easily drink this stuff day in and day out for dessert.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (680) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
37.5cl bottle at home after dinner. poured a cherry red coulour with thick 2 finger pink head. full fruity aroma of cherries and raspberry, with tart. sour notes. intense cherry flavour, yeast, lemons, high carbonated, very complex mouthfeel. nice and dry on the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (1662) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a beautiful deep red with a thin pink head. Aroma of oak, cherries, red wine, funk. Taste is sour cherries, oak and funk. Slightly vinous. So bright, yet musty/funky. Bold and complex. Such a great beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Sampled at the brewery in June 2011 A: blazing cherry red ale with brilliant clarity. 2 fingers of light pink foam slowly retires to a thick quilt of the same. Sheet lacing. S: cherry, Brett, hay, yeast, lemon, dry dust. A little whiff of sour cream or yogurt. T: dark cherries, minerals, sour, slight bitterness comes into play. The finish comes thru with the yogurt sensation and reminds me of a Greek yogurt with cherry. M: thin to light syrup body wise. Minimal carb. O: very nice. Like drinking a liquid cherry jolly rancher with an extra kick in the tart department. Serving type: bottle 06-22-2011

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mpuntmuts (121) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
Slightly hazy pinkish / red with a medium sized pink foamy head. Mild sour smell of cherry and cherry/berry pie. Lambic aroma of wild yeast and barn. Ooh! Yum yum. Very nice and refreshing. Sour tart red fruits and hay, grass and some lemon citrus in there. The sour does not over power though. Great sparkling fresh mouthfeel. Very good example of what a kriek should be.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
2013 bottle. Out pops the cork and my whole kitchen is filled with vinous goodness. Ruby red pour, nice white head, the aroma is mild tartness and some lambic funk. Taste is slight acidic, a bit of mild tartness towards the middle with some lemon and finishes slightly sour that hangs around in the back of your throat. Not bone dry but its close, nice smooth mouthfeel this is incredibly well balanced stuff.


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