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

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


jrallen34's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
300kg grams of cherries vs 200 and not blended, quite a stunning results, tons more cherries, not as sour as the regular kriek, supremely drinkable


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2554) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Deep hazy red pour with frothy pink head. Aroma of tart cherries, quite fruity, a lot of Cantillon funk in this one, wet hay, light cheesy notes, quite lactic. Taste is very tart, fruity and lactic tartness (sour cherries and plain yoghurt), light grassy herbal notes as well. Palate is dry, light mineral carbonation. I like it a lot despite its relative harshness, the framboise is much easier drinking.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josephspa (13) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2251) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 Cask @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas (Bruxelles). Deep and hazy pinkish red with a medium fully lasting pink head and little lacing. Aroma... wow! A burst of cherries mainly, but also raspberries and some leafy notes. Lambic character is more present than in the Frambozenlabik. There’s some lactic notes too and fresh cherries again. Taste is also dominated by bright and fresh cherries along some raspberries, fruit sweetness, hints of barnyard and light/moderate tartness, some leafy notes and wood. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. That’s how you showcase the fruits in a lambic... so tasty and fruity. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
At Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Thx Dylan. APPEARANCE: light clouded deep red beer, no foam. NOSE: kriek, sour, very nice in general. TASTE: very very sour, but quite fresh and fruity still. Somewhat sweet even underneath all the sourness. Very good!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2441) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
pours red with a bit pink in it . small , big bubbled white ’ foam ’ smell is cherrys alright ! More reminding to lou pepe kriek , than to cantillon kriek . wich is a vry good thing ! taste is dry cherry’s . very pure . just like the raspberry lambic, there’s not much sourness coming trough , but there is funk . dry back , Still the cherry’s overpower the sourness and funkyness . very nice !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Tap at Akkurat, courtesy of bartender as a closing to our night. It pours a hazy ruby colour with a small pinkish head. Aroma is ripe cherries and little funky complexity. Very cherry forward. Taste is mildly acidic and still has some sweetness from the fruits. Again, pretty straight on cherries. Light in body with soft carbonation. Overall, would make for a fantastic happy hour drink but lacking the complexity of the kriek. Resembles the Intense Red for how straightforward the cherries are in this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2013
On cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours a brilliant shade of cloudy red with about a fingers worth of frothy pink head. Good head retention as i drink my glass. Nose is explosive cherry goodness and that dominates the olfactory senses. Much along the lines of Lou Pepe Kriek, only it seems that they use other cherries in addition to scharbeekse. Taste is heavily fresh cherry as well, some light backing lactic tartness, but it’s mainly just from the cherry. Light mouthfeel, light tartness, light acidity, and a long finish. Fantastic beer! I still probably prefer LPK just slightly, but this is right there.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marionlaba (1) - FRANCE - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
Tap at Moeder Lambic St Gilles. Beautiful color. Amazing cherry taste, with lime/lemon flavors, a bit of vinegar Found it very bitter and loved it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (1554) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.04.2013, tap @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas:
Frisk fruktig lukt med preg av malt, humle, bringebær, kirsebær, litt bærskal og gras. Frisk lett syrlig fruktig smak med preg av malt, humle, bærskal, friske bringebær, gras, kirsebær, syregras. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Veldig god.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (949) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Draft at Moeder Lambic, 09/30/2013. Earthy red pour, strawberry cream head, considerable retention. Aroma is fresh cherries, mild funk, yeasty, yet round, earthy vanilla with oak. Taste is dark sour cherry, juicy, not overly aggressive in tartness or acidity, lambic notes in the finish. Thin body, yet coats the tongue. Tasty.


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