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

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RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (405) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2016
2012 vintage 750ml bottle sent to me by _angst_ as a Secret Santa gift in 2014. Thanks a ton Alex! Finally cracked this bottle in the good company of friends. Pours a slightly hazy ruby color. Deep red hues along with a thin pink head that fades to a ring and leaves nice lace. Aromas of cherry skin and cherry pie filling waft out along with some notes of barnyard funk, wet basement and oak. Very inviting. Taste follows the nose, but I could not have been prepared for the massive cherry skin/cherry pie notes that accompanied this beer. Just loaded with fruit! The mouthfeel is a bit thicker than the regular Cantillon Kriek. And the signature funk has taken hold. Really nice tart note in there too. Not a puckering sour, but more of a tang. The oak gives some vanilla to couple with the cherry sweetness and leads into a semi-dry finish. Nice cherry tartness lingers for days. Pretty damn impressed by this beer and just a touch below the LP Framboise as my favorite Cantillon. Cheers!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (530) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle at the Earth Eagle membersí night. Cheers, Alex! This was phenomenal -- the cherry flavor and aroma is overwhelming, giving it a jammy fruit taste, although itís wonderfully balanced by the tartness and slight barnyard funk from the base lambic. World class beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (1697) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle at himmeriget 2012 sticker. Poures hazy Deep red with a tiny pink head. Aroma of tart, cherries, lots of funk, quite intense cherry, light cherry stones, very fruity, light cobweb. Taste is very fruity, ripe cherries, again lots of funk, quite sour. Very jammy fruity finish with a touch of funk. Waow!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rask0lnikov (431) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2016
750 ml bottle. 2013 edition. Ruby red colour. Really nice pink head. Cherries all the way in the aroma. Cherries, cherries, and avain cherries in the taste. So nice and deep mouthfeel of the cherries. Hints of cherry stones. Absolutely perfectly balanced. Best kriek in the world.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6539) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle shared at the RBWG hotel tasting
Cloudy pink, no head or lacing. Aroma of red berries. Flavors of cherries and tart
Good, smooth

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (3575) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle (2006). Sampled at gregwilsonstlís tasting. It poured a ruby red color with a pink head. The aroma was of cherries, barnyard, citrus, earth, leather and some funk. The taste was similar to the aroma with more tart cherries, funk, wood, earth with a dry woody cherry finish. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1817) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Amber. 2006 Vintage. Well this is certainly tart. Tasted at my variants themed tasting. Cherry. Thx Vyyvy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (6173) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Sampled at gregwilsons tasting. Thanks Vyvvy. Amber brown. Only a little head. Vinegar with funk, earth, bark, etc in the aroma. Oh, cherries, too. Gawd, so much going on. Cherries, wildness, bark, wood. Vinegar, and well, wow.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (589) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 16, 2016
2012 bottle. Pours a rich dark red with a thin mostly lasting light pink bubble head. Aroma of cherries, hint of pine, really sour and tart, some lactose notes. Taste is dominated by cherries, hint of cranberry, long dry sour finish. Sticky light mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
The best kriek lambic Iíve ever had. Deep red pour with a fizzy pink head. No lacing. Aroma of yeasts and cherries. Flavour is deep, sour cherries, yeasts, funk, and wine come through strong. Delicious.

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