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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1497   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rask0lnikov (629) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
Nice red colour when poured out. Very clear and transparrent red colour. Nice aroma of fresh cherries. At first, very extensive sourness with berries, then lots of juicy fresh cherries, hay, grassy. Really sour, but summery and refresshing lambic. Such a cherry bomb. Does not have that kind of complexity as Rose de Gambrinus, but with a kriek the straifghtfowardness is permited I guess.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainTilven (154) - Nancy, FRANCE - DEC 4, 2015
Tasted at 14,6°C. Pink dark amber, cloudy, body headed by a magnificent crispy pale pink foam which fades down very quickly; very fine bubbles. Aroma of obviously Morello cherry; vinous dimension. Taste is similar at first; sour finish that conveys character; a bit of vinegar.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (2319) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2015
Backlog from 2015/09/15: Zwanze 2015 at Oedipus Brewing. Super sour and fine spiced. First time had: Borefts 2014/09/26.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (823) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2015
Rosso rubino con schiuma bianca fragile e rosata. Acida e fruttata al naso, controparte acetica ben bilanciata; gusto acidulo, fruttatissimo, note di ciliegia ben presenti. Corpo lieve, carbonata, dissetante, piacevole.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
29 June 2012 Pours a dark ruby red color that’s completely opaque with a half finger pinkish white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Musty, funky aroma with a strong barnyard character that gives off hints of dry oak, horsebkanket, cobweb and wet earth along with uber fresh cherry. Sweet sugars, fruit skins and cherry pit but the nose is dominated by the funky bugs, oak barrel and lactic notes. Tart and puckering with the perfect amount of sour acidity balanced out by sweet fruit sugars. This is a recent vintage so the cherries really stand out with an almost dessert/pie like flavor but the sweetness is excellently balanced by earthy barnyard funk, dry oak and acetic vinegar. Very dry and tart throughout with earthy oak, lactic and acetic funk, and a lingering vinegar-like flavor in the finish that has me salivating for more. Aggressively sour but never too harsh or solvent like because of the freshness of the fruit. Again, I’m picking up the skin and pit of the fruit which adds complexity while complimenting the sour, earthy funk flavors. Not a beginner sour/Lambic but I find it delicious and pretty easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Have had this to many times to count. If this was available to me all the time I would have it after dinner everyday. Pours out a cloudy reddish maroon topped with a pinkish head. Nose is classic cantillon bugs funk along with the nice tart cherries. Taste is more of the funky house taste and nice tart 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 (539) - 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.


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