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

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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ATTENTION! This is the unblended lambic with cherries, not the blended Cantillon Kriek. Normally this comes draught.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2010 On cask, Kriek Moeder Lambic. Said to be 20% Schaerbeekse cherries blended with other cherries. Pours a cloudy red with a pink head. Amazing aroma of coconut, cherries, vanilla, almonds, other spices and a little tartness. Flavor mimics, with almonds and coconut really pushing through the cherries. Extreme complexity in sweetness, tartness and even mouthfeel. Just a touch of sour, a touch of tart, a touch of sweetness and a touch of earthiness. Smooth as can be, and super easy drinking. This beer rocks. The odd coconut flavors really make it special. Reminds me of some kind of coconut, almond and cherry butter cookie. Very fresh and possibly the most memorable beer Iíve ever had. I will remember this one for ages. Fantastic.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Aldolapache (31) - Roma, ITALY - FEB 25, 2011
La mia Kriek preferita, una delle mie Cantillon preferite. Complessissima, ma incredibilmente facile da bere. ť gustosa, Ť dissetante, penso che possa essere uno dei migliori aperitivi possibili. Grandiosa.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
afrantzell (39) - The Court of the Crimson King, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Handpump at Moeder Lambic. The fellow that coaxed this from the cask informed me that itís a slightly different recipe than the bottled kriek, there being more cherries in this version.

And right he was. A three dimensional cherry flavor, tart and dry, fills the mouth. Itís tempered with a miniscule amount of oak. Indescribable ecstasy.

They offer this by the glass or the "cruchon," a 1L serving vessel. A tantalizing prospect, but I think itís intended for multiple people. Plus Zwanze beckoned..

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4255) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 (05/08/2011) draft@Chez Moeder Lambic: crimson head with an extremely lasting pink head, smell is that of sour cherries, taste starts out with mainly acidic & some slightly sour cherries and is followed by a surprising almost like sweet but not quite yet there cherry flavour, very different from the normal version, much better than the regular one on tap but slightly below an aged bottle of the regular one, either way this is an amazing beer///// draft@WoSF 2011: less impressive than the Chez Moeder Lambic one, seems a lot yonger, flat, no head, bit one dimensional & acidic, still very good but not as mindblowing, rating is for the Chez Moeder one ////////////// Noting that the one @ Chez Moeder Lambic is a different beer, more kriek, I think 300 gram if I am not wrong, fruitier + faint cinnamon note. Really, really good stuff. Both are great, prefer the Moeder one. /////////////////// Have had it many, many times on draft since original notes. Many times at Moeder & several times @ brewery. 4.8 -> 4.9 for this one, rating the Moeder version.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HildigŲltur (5103) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
From a wooden cask at the brewery. This was going to be Lou Pepe Kriek. Very red coloured. Very woody cherry aroma. Acidic and very fruity flavour. Very low carbonation. Tart and dry finish. Pure cherry juice. Extremely refreshing and tasty.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Cask at Monks... Poured a lightly hazy ruby red color with no head or lacing. Aroma of fresh sour cherries, vanilla oak, leather, and wild yeast. Taste was amazingly fresh cherries, vanilla, wild yeast, lacto sourness, cherry pit, and a dry, oaky finish. Served at the perfect temperature from Monks cellar, with an oily, smooth mouthfeel. This was the best fruit lambic ive ever had.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2010 A Mes rate. Keg at the Rake.
Candy apple red, slightly hazy and zero carbonation just as it should be. Young lambic wheaty funk with a barrage of sharp fruity goodness. This. Is. Fucking. Sublime. So good itís almost comical. Each sip brings forth a huge shit eating grin that is beyond my control. Lashings of cinnamon and spice. Insane amounts of fresh fruity lunacy. So incredibly tarty, it should be x-rated. The mouthfeel is perfect. All the tartness sits around the edges and forms a tunnel of love for all the elegant sweet wonderfulness to fall into. Kinda like Emma Pierson in skimpy white La Perla undergarments, falling backwards onto a plush king size bed clad in crimson silk sheets. Itís clearly a thing of unrivaled beauty. Ok thatís my first half gone. Off to the bar for round two... Stunning fruit, just stunning. Very little acidity. More lactic than anything. The cherry notes are accompanied by strawberry, green apple, maybe even some apricot. Itís a full set of Jolly Ranchers. The length is amazing but however much itís hangs around, itís never enough. Iíve been hankering after this for a long time, and far from disappointing, it has exceeded my expectations. Utterly brilliant stuff. I think Iím getting the horn...

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josephspa (14) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
Dark red color, no head. Aroma cherry, sweet. Medium body. Taste bit woody, cherries, fruity, sourness but this is no too sour. Refreshing drinkable.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2008
Draught Bright red, gorgeous ruby colour with one or two bubbles. Deep superfruit, cherries, very densely flavoured; fusel alcohols, vanilla. Peperkoek, sour cherries, not very sour, pure fruits. Still, I get some oily-like flavours from the cherrykernels. Super lip-smacking titillating fruitacids, and extremely refreshing. Super - Iím repeating myself. Fruitlambic in the best way.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 30, 2012
super dry super funky winey and dry character. very old school and right on par for this brewery, this is all they do. I have been on a tour at this brewery. Its the oldest brewery in Belgium. I like this old world style wild yeast type funky wine beer. Great stuff,mmm


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