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


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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 18/20
CanIHave4Beers (3193) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2014
I drank this with good friends on the evening of Feb 10th, having no idea that within a week I would quit my job, almost loose my wife, & become the father to a baby boy. I was just waiting for a milestone to enter my rating for this beer, but it feels like a lifetime ago since I took these notes.

Pours a bright reddish pink with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is tart cherries with a nice bright acidity. It’s got some lemon rind, barnyard, & musty basement... but it’s dominated by tart cherry character.

The flavor is loads of sour cherry, with some oak & some tart lemony character as well. It’s very fruit forward but holds that bone dryness giving that great juxtaposition that the best fruit lambics pull off so well. It’s got the earthiness of citrus rind & some oakiness, but like the flavor is just extraordinarily cherry dominated.

The mouthfeel is nicely bubbly and lively on the tongue.

I hate to just dole out a huge score to a hard to get "loon" but this is just fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnsense (763) - - APR 16, 2014
2009 bottle shared downtown. Ruby pour, a baby finger of head. Tart cherry/ leather aroma. Sour cherry, leather, vinegar, mild funk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1417) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting - thanks Brad!! Hazy light red pour with off white head. Really nice nose, lots of cherry, crisp. Huge cherry taste, tart but not sour. Really great!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BVery (5983) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 14, 2014 2008 bottle shared by Brad - thanks! Hazy reddish pink pour with a white head. Wow, what a beer! Sour cherry, funky, prickly on the tongue. Damn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rbrazell (1593) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle with 2010 sticker. Deep clear ruby/magenta pour with a bubbly pink head that sticks around for the whole bottle. Aroma of sour cherries, black cherry jam, oak, pizza shop funk, worn leather and lemon rind. Sour, juicy cherry, lemon peels, leather, oak, sourdough and earthy flavors. Smooth puckering, juicy palate with a lingering tart finish. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
2008 Bottle with Ray, Chris and Jay. Pours murky bright red. Head diminishing to just a couple pods, no lace. Aroma is tart cherry, big horse blanket, deep oak. Tingling tartness right up front, super dry...lingering tannic dryness on the tongue. Real nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1143) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Dark pink with a good sized pink head. Aroma is cherry pie, cherry blossoms, cider vinegar, funk. Medium-full bodied, sweet on the palate with a subtle hint of sour, stylish finish. Taste is cherry pie, sour cherries, cider vinegar, cherry yoghurt. Definitely one of the most complex and tastiest krieks that I've had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (1083) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2014
2011 bottle at cantillon brewery, brussels. Dark red color, light red head. Fantastic aroma of cherrys, sweet and sour notes, earth, stables. Taste is also good, cherrys, earth, sour and many other flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1692) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2014
750 ml corked green bottle shared with Brenn79. Thanks Alen! 2008 vintage. Pours a gorgeous ruby red hue with a huge pink head with excellent retention. Aroma is strong in funk, firstly, followed by cherries (the flesh and the pits) and vinegar. Taste is tart cherries (8/10 on a sour scale), acidic, vinegar. Excellent lambic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brenn79 (1491) - Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2014
750 ml bottle 2008 vintage, shared with Poisoneddwarf, 1400 milestone rating- Pours ruby red with a beautiful light pink head. Aroma is tart cherries, cherry pie, funky as hell. The taste is tart cherries, funk, creamy and delicious. This was worthy of a milestone, best beer I have had in a long time.

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