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

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RATINGS: 1491   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anfractuosity (315) - - NOV 1, 2015
Lovely sourness coming from the lambic and sour cherries. Not as much cherry aroma as I was expecting, but very enjoyable. Lovely deep pink/red colour.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdb84 (518) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2015 Beautiful cherry red color, intense, large stable head. A: perfect sour, fruity cherry and barnyard mix. Barrel hint. T: sour dominates but it is very well balanced with the fruitiness from the cherries, real nice. Cherry sourness in the development, perfect geuze sourness. Aftertaste is a bit dry, but not much, cherry fruitiness. Great!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Bottles poured at the Shelton Fest in St. Pete. Pours a deep reddish purple with a small pink head. Aroma is super sour cherries, some vinegar, p[ears, apples, and that Cantillon unique yeasts. Taste is up front tart cherries, slight cherries sweetness on the finish, some mild vingegar, and again that unique Cantillon yeasts. Light body, moderate to heavy carb, just plain delicious. It is not as tart as the 3 Font kriek.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Lived real close by here back in the day. Had this many times. Pours cloudy red cherry color. A tart and funky sour aroma. Smooth cherry profile. Yet finished very dry. Perfect and classic to style. Of course they invented it orrery much.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1355) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours pink with medium head.Aroma is really sour, vinegar, cow dung, raw krieks. Taste is heavy sour with some juicy smoothness, raw apples, Medium body. Sourish finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (702) - 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 (274) - 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 (2559) - 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 (471) - 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 (1761) - 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.


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