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

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RATINGS: 1310   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2010
750ml bottle from Brouhaha brewpub. i have always wanted to try a real lambic, but wasn’t able to ever get my hands on one. i had never heard of this beer before the batender recommended me it. bottle was 3 years old, and 22 bucks! the bottle has a cap, and then a cork. pretty cool. she served us this beer in tulip glasses. pours a deep, hazy red with a thin light pink head that quickly dissipates. the nose is just incredible. sour cherries dominate, but yeast is very noticeable too. taste is intense sour. i mean really sour! mouthfeel is light, and nicely carbonated. this was one of my most unique, and enjoyable beer experiences i have ever had. for that, i have to give this beer a pefect score. well worth the money i spent on it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2013 2009 vintage bottle@home: about 1 & ½ year old at time of consumption, fairly fresh for this one, nice full red colour with pink head, smells heavily of cherries, tart & funk, oak, hint of rosé wine, taste is restrained at first but quickly turns very sour, very pronounced tart & funk with a sour ending that really lingers on and turns almost acidic in the end, followed by delicious sour cherries, tiny hint of bitterness, absolutely amazing, spectacular even, wish I could drink this always or at least regularily /// tap@Chez Moeder Lambic: much sweeter, less sour + tart on tap, clearer fruit taste, more accessible, amazing deep red with pink head, could be a perfect everyday drink if it were somewhat available but the same goes for the bottle version /// 2010 bottle sampled twice: still very good but this gains so much with age, the 2010 was merely good while the 2009 was fantastic – rating obviously 2009 version or maybe I have grown numb after trying more sours (rating for 2009 vintage bottle, prefered version) ////// Re-rated to 5 - this is the beer that I drink by far the most of these days, every tine it is as good as it was the last time, it is always magical and special, it is not too expensive, always there, it never get borring, never less than outstanding, almost everything else I drink once, some stuff once per moth or something, this I drink all of the time - this one never lets down, it is not too expensive and I can always get more - prefer this in 750 - I think it tastes better and anything smaller is just way too little ///// tried a 1992 375 ml. bottle courtesy of Martinus @ RBBWG 2013, there were doubts about this beer prior to opening it, which all instantly vanished once we tried this, has kept incredible well, even better integrated than younger bottles, didn’t think that this is possible

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Kick butt perfect brew...giant cherry, and perfect tartness, Great synergy between sour funk and the fruit.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
afrantzell (39) - The Court of the Crimson King, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
þ*tflEd ln 19Pb

At least I think that’s what the cork says. It should be "Bottled in 1996", but it’s in a state of disintegration. It crumbles upon contact with the corkscrew.

Five minutes and a re-purposed thermometer later, the beer descends into the glass pallid pink. What’s this? Carbonation? Uncanny. Smells funky, woody, cherry. After all these years the beer retains a good amount of tart fruit. And vanilla, and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is gentle, delicate. The 04 and 08 that were opened in tandem are syrup by comparison.

Cantillon’s regular fruit lambics hit their stride at about two years, then stumble. I had no idea they could regain their footing. Quite a comeback.

Thanks for the bottle, mymrnngjckt.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Timvim (105) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ home 20140611. Bottled 2013. Pours opaque red with a minimal, quick disappearing head. Lively carbonation. Aroma of cherries, earth, funk, hay. Taste is cherries, oak, sour and tart, still a little sweetness that balances it perfectly. Awesome.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2011 Pours deep opaque red with no head. Aroma is quite sharp and sour, with a great deal of acidity. Massive horse taint, wet hay, and farmy funk. Bracingly puckering mouthfeel with a bone dry finish. The quintessential kriek...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
witthatsbier (258) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2009
dry sour fruity kriek ,full of fruity flavour and a dry finsh ,the nose is classic almonds you get from kriek

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (753) - - AUG 16, 2012
Bright red with a sustainable pink head. Beautiful appearance. Nose is herbal tea leaves, cherries, watered down cough syrup, and basement. Taste is herbs and tart cherries, seeds stems and all.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cittadinu (21) - ITALY - MAY 18, 2013
Una birra sconvolgente! il colore rosato scuro è sovrastato da una schiuma rosastra effimera, prepotente ed esplosiva. Il profumo acido, a tratti sgradevole, sfida il bevitore all’assaggio, invitandolo però con note fruttate di ciliegia. in bocca esplode in modo unico, lasciando stupefatto anche il palato più allenato: acida, aggressiva, giovane e antica, ti respinge insinuandosi, e chiamando con prepotenza un altro, e un altro sorso ancora. Una birra diabolica, maledetta, che non berrò mai più. Dopo la prossima bottiglia! e la successiva. e le altre ancora!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Duntoyou (104) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2013
One of my top five fvorites. I simply love the smell of rotten cherries and tart. I smell quality and craftsmanship. Its a beer of perfection, and i will allways accept another and buy this one whenever i can. Perfect level of sourness. Great palate. Is is my number one?


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