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

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RATINGS: 1325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2006
Bottle. Bright pink/red in color small strawberry colored head. Mild cherry flavour, sour an still an nice taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2007
CBF07 sample from bottle at the RB table. Pours hazy pink with a white lacing. Aroma is sour and fruity. Flavour is very bitter and dry. Finish is dry berries.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29694) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2003
The aroma is sharp and slightly sweet - from the wild fermentation. The color is a lovely deep red and it has a small but disappearing head. The flavor is very nice, round and at the same time sharp and very dry with some vinegar notes in the end. A very nice kriek.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 (Bottle 37,5 cl) Beautiful, pale pinkish colour with a small, pinkish head. Pronounced cherry flavours, but they’re completely drowned by the extreme, vinegary sourness. Dry and quenching - but an extreme Kriek indeed. 100897

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (21333) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
Bottle. Clear red coloured with a white head. Acidic aroma with of berries and wood. Acidic flavour of berries and wood.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Bottled. Hazy red colour, small bubbly white head. Bitterish cherry aroma. Bitter dry cherry flavour. Coarse feeling in throat while drinking this one. Nice one!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2004 Brownish red. Very acidic nose. Some hints of cherry, some oak character, but mainly just tart and acidic. I really want to love this very authentic kriek, but it’s dryness is a step too far for me.

Rating for Cantillon De Dolle Proevers Kersengueuze 1991 (04-11-19):
Hazy brownish red. Acidic sweet cherry aroma. Typical Cantillon acidity with a twist of lemon. Sparkling, light mouthfeel. Vague toffeeish hint of oxidation. Good, but not stellar. (8/4/8/4/14)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity almondy cherry aroma. Fruity sour tart cherry flavor. Has a fruity sour rätt cherry finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2010
7th March 2010. Clear red beer. Obvious cherry nose. Light dry palate which is semi crisp. Light dry cherry with a bare whisper of coconut. Finshes dry and fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2011
2011-07-26, half bottle (cap and cork), vintage 1996 (bottled), 15 years old, 7-4-7-4-14=36
(cork in amazingly good conditions)

Amber color with red hue; medium sized off-white head. The aroma, sharp, typical Cantillon, strikes immediately; fiercely lemony. Driest beer, combining it with astringency and high acidity; lemon flavor, without traces of cherries; there is an interesting nutty profile (hazelnuts?); the final is lean, astringent, sour, sharp.
Extreme experience.

2004-06-12, bottle, at the Cantillon Brewery, 7-5-7-4-13=36
Beautiful hazy ruby color. A quick first impression of cherries and cherry kernels. Really sour! Still aggressive, the fruits hardly appear…


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