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

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RATINGS: 904   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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)


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1177) - 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.

4
   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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1206) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WABeerFiend (324) - - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (828) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (652) - , Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bright red with a thick pink head. Super tart aroma. Smooth and very tart hints of fruity cherry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1249) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
2012 Bottle at the brewery, shared, 14th April 2015. Dark rich red in colour, aroma is sour cherry, vinous, hay, funk. Taste is beautiful tart cherry, but not too mouth puckering, there is an almost rounded candy cherry balance. The cherries really shine in this example and probably my favourite Kriek

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (1524) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2015
Shared bottle 2012 version bottled 2014. Dark red with big dark pink head. Looks amazing really. Sweet and sour cherries, red berries, berry pits, hay, straw, a little bit earthy, sourdough bread. A very light fruity sweetness with full sourness and a light woody bitter finish. Medium bodied with strong and light prickly carbonation. Massive beer, extremely fruity, here I’d like to taste it slightly older, but the fruit character here is really world class.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (645) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2012 bottle. Tons of dirty funk on the nose with wet horse blanket, spoiled cherries, overripe bananas, mild leather, lactic acid, and a faint odor of damp dog hair. Amazing dark rose color with a fizzy pink head. The tartness grabs the tongue hard before a smooth, layered cherry and light vanilla blend pushes the funk aside. Moderately acidic flavor along with minor lemon and a pleasant dry finish. Soft mouthfeel. A real treat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1092) - GREECE - MAR 26, 2015
750ml bottle shared at Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Kostantinos. Pink-red color with pink head. Aroma is funky fruity, with intense barnyard notes in the beginning. After some time the aroma is only cherries and some wood. Sweet and light acidic-sour taste, funky tart cherries. Light thin to oily body with soft tp average carbonation.


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