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


on tap

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RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Fresh sour cherries (krieken) in two year old Lambiek. We use approximately 300 gr cherries for 1 liter Kriek. The second fermentation in the bottle is obtained through addition of a liqueur, made with beer and saccharose.
(Translated from the bottle by Martinus)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Oak cherry in aroma. Fairly carbonated. Cedar and cigar box initial flavor with abundance of cherries. Finished cherry like and dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 Pink, tons of cherry, oak, and funk, this is very tasty beverage man! Could use another

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (2060) - - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby with a thick pinkish head. Dominated by sour cherry, very natural tasting and not too jammy. Musty funk present throughout. Fairly acidic but not overwhelming. Nice full body. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3277) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
(Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek) Bottle 750 ml at home, vintage 2009, served into a Cantillon taster, ABV 5% Deep and bright red colour on a clear body, one finger of pinkish head with good retention, minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries,cork, wood, light musk, smells pretty good! Tastes great too, lots of cherries, light wood, nice funky character, little musk, slightly sour. Medium thin body with good carbonatiion, just a bit tart on the palate. Just great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsandman (635) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bruce, 2012 in 2015. Pours a deep purple, pinkish head. Aroma is raspberry, cherry, funky barnyard, lacto, oak, cedar, manure. Flavor is cherry warhead, oak, light vinegar, berries, sour fruits. So so smooth yet complex, ridiculous beer. 2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1205) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2015
On tap at Allagash Wild Friendship Celebration. Pours vibrant hazy red with pink head. Nose is sweet cherry spice, barny funk, some horseshit, musty, earthy berry. Taste is juicy tart cherry, sweet, mildly jammy, funk, wet barn wood, fruit spice. Finishes with balanced sweetness and tartness, some light vanilla cherry, juice, light oak, toast. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
[Ölresa i Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] aromen väldigt fruktig och bärig. Smaken fantastisk balans. Klart röd med fint skum

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1273) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2015
On tap at Russian River. Pours a dark red color with a lot of frothy head. Subtle cherry that blends so well into the lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WABeerFiend (327) - - APR 27, 2015
Bottled 08.28.14. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a wine glass on 04.21.15. A: Overripe sour cherries, ripe cherries, farmhouse funk, and sugar. A: 1 finger foamy light red head that stays. Hazy ruby red body with champagne-like bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass. T: Cherry pit woodiness, overripe cherries, underripe cherries, and a back end tartness dominate. Green stem, slight brown sugar (back end) and a yeasty farmhouse funk (back end) are subtle. P: Creamy smooth. Somewhat astringent with stickiness on the teeth. O: This was my first time trying this. It apparently caused a ruckus at my local bottle shop which I won’t name to avoid them being swamped again. Needless to say, it’s hard to find anything from Cantillon in the western U.S. Onto my humble thoughts. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It was not icky sweet like what must be artificially sweetened lambics. This was incredibly balanced. The sweetness was there, but the complexity was the shining part. The smoothness was first, then woodiness, overripe cherries, brown sugar, green stem, tart cherries, and funk on the back. I wouldn’t move mountains to have this again, but it was a nice experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (898) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle to glass at Chez Moeder Lambicus. Pours a beautiful ruby red color with a fizzy pinkish white head. Aroma is dry, mild tart, cherry. Flavor has a much bigger sour cherry that lingers into the finish. Lovely

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