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


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RATINGS: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (499) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Deep red color, pink lacing. Cherries, a little funk, lemon, and berry. Tart and sour, light to medium body, and moderate carb. Lemony tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle. Thanks, KL. Two ratings here, for two vintages compared side by side. 1) 2001 Vintage. Toasted or scorched bread aroma, some smoke, char, wood, mold, and leather. Thin hazy reddish-brown color, thin pink head. Flavors of tart sour cherries, sour celery, mild acidity, and some vinegar. Thin body, with mild astringency. Very unusual nose (we discussed the provenance of this feature and sort of left it unresolved). Flavors are sourish, acidic, and rather diminished from the 2008 vintage, but still interesting and solid. This one has held up. Rating: 10/3/8/4/16 = 4.1
2) 2008 Vintage. Generous funky manure, very rich cherry nose. Bright red color with a 2-3cm. pink head and good lacing. Moderately tart cherries in initial. Flavors get brighter and deeper in mid palate. Some nuttiness emerges (almonds?) along with spice in late mid and finish. Thin, with light astringency. Wow! This old beauty tastes and smells as fresh as a one-year-old beer. Seriously, a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (2725) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2016
Sample @ Cantillon Quintessence 2016. Fruity, acidic, woody and bretty with cherries, light to medium body with a watery texture, the finish is dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (809) - GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
Lp kriek ’13 vintage Pours a vibrant ember to lilac color with a fizzy, bubbly head, leaving back a thick film of lacing at the rim of the glass. Dusty, leather accompanied, funky cherry from the very first smell. Produces a ripe, dark sour cherry impression, while ensuring an intriguing complexity, due to wood bark, dried oak and heated cherry pit among a fermented tartness. Drinks soft and perfectly balanced, while adding a subtle dryness to the uprising, associated tartness during the finish, exhibiting the beers flavor richness perfectly well. Amarena sweet cherries among a pleasant, earth coated funkiness, showcasing the fruits ripeness with a sugary peak to them. The beer produces a prominent stone quality among a dusty, pleasantly pungent funkiness. Utmost fruity in the finish, featuring almost overripe, juicy cherries in all its facetts and layers. A different beast than their regular Kriek, way more complex and fruitier. The sherries establish a fantastic characteristic between lusciously ripe, and already fermented fruits, tied together by a crisp, citraic sour punch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2906) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle @ Cantillon Quintessence 2016. Deep red body with a small pinkish head. Tart, cherries, lots of funk, light cherry stones, fruity, cobweb, ripe cherries. Very jammy fruity finish with a touch of funk. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fillepolo (637) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2016
Beer tasting @ cantillon brussels. Pours a deep red colour beer with a medium head. Fruity and bretty with wood and cherries. Dry finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GrumpyOldTroll (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
One of my favorite Cantillon beers. Pours a deep red with nice head. Nose is dense cherries and red fruits. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (5567) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 25, 2016
(bottle) slightly hazy deep ruby colour with a frothy dark pink head. aroma of sour cherries, some chlorine and cinnamon, with lots of custard, cherry pie, brown sugar and cheesecake. flavour is rather mild and oaky, with more cherry pie and vanilla, some bubble gum, spring foliage and lemon juice in the dry finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (2050) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Przeklejka wyjazdowa, bez notatki, w celach kronikarskich, pity w browarze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5685) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2016
Super fruity. Dry and wine tasting. Apple and tart. Carbonation. Not a fan of this

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