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

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RATINGS: 814   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)


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mpuntmuts (121) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
Anxious to rate this one. Hazy reddish pink with a small pink foamy head. Of course cherry, but along with that, vinegar, sweaty feet, cow feed or dunk, not sure which one. Wild yeast probably. And to top it off, wet wood and straw/hay. All of this for smell. First taste, Phew! Sour! Wild yeast all over the place. It is cherry but that’s not the dominant flavor. The barrels’ wood and...huh? Salt? Holy shit, this is one complex beer. Barn peaks through, and a lot of fresh and sour red fruits. And after a while it hit me....cloves, hah, who would’ve imagined.Champagne like mouthfeel with the right amount of bubblies. Tough beer to rate but hats off to such craftmanship. Hate it or love it, don’t know, I guess I tolerate it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (1964) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2010 bottle. Pours a hazy purple pink with fluffy dissipating pinkish white head that leaves very light lace. Aroma of funky yeasty awesome fruit, lactic hay. Taste follows, nice cherry flavor, wow. Bubbly and refreshing on the tongue, not overly sour. Amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle shared with and thanks to kermis. Pours cloudy red with not much head. Aroma is beautiful sour tartness and cherries. Great red fruits with some funk. Taste is moderate sour and light sweet. Absolutely lovely. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tomy63 (172) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
Proche de la Cantillon Kriek, mais un peu plus de goût peut-être, un peu plus acide, plus de notes épicées, de noix, de bois, mais toujours de la cerise très concentrée.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (802) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 Kanske lite snål på betyget för det här är kriek i absoluta världsklass, men får för mig att den kan nå ytterligare magiska nivåer med lagring. En öl-legend från Bryssel sa att om man en gång testat Lou Pepe så går det inta att gå tillbaka till den vanliga. Sant. Klar rubinröd. Perfekt doft av äkta körsbär. Balanserad och härlig. Ren smak utan komplexitet. Mycket tydlig smak av körsbär, låg sötma, syra och beska. Nästan lite trögflytande och dom små bubblorna får verkligen kämpa för att ta sig till ytan. Pinfärsk flarra på Cantillon Flaska på Akkurat årgång 2000, flaskad 2002. Samma rubinröda färg men klarare jämfört med ung, svagt disig bara. Doften drar mest åt surkörsbär. Kroppen känns tunnare. Betydligt surare. Låg mousse. Surkörsbär ät tydligt och intensivt i både doft och smak.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kazin (173) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
Notes from backlog. Even better than the regular kriek, this is a real shock to the system. Excellent tartness, and a lot of cherries!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nocturne (630) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
750ml bottle with 2008 sticker. Dark red with light pink-tinged head. Big leather and oaky notes in the aroma, cherry also of course. Throw in some vinegar, a dash of liquorice and almost almost dark and velvety hint of spice. On the tongue: cherry, red grape, drying, oaky, tannic finish. Great sourness. Not as mind-blowing as my first sampling of the regular kriek, but perfectly balanced, complex, intriguing and delicious nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle all to myself at Cantillon, 26/09/13. 2010 vintage. Hazed raspberry-ade red with a well topped crimson head of bubbles. Nose is musty wood, tarte cherries, damp straw, dry rot, light smokey cherry waft. Taste comprises cherry drops, dry rot, cherry dipped straw, musty barnyard notes, smoked cherry mash. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tarte cherry finale. Top draw fruit lambic with a wonderful nose.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UDBeernut (1470) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2009 bottle pours pink red. Nose has funk, sweet cherries. Huge cherry pie flavor with a mild finish. Cinnamon, crust. Holy shit. Man. This is the perfect beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
75 cl. Bottle bought at Cantillon. Vintage 2004. Huge off-white frothy head that mostly lasted. Cloudy to muddy dark reddish color. Aroma of strong cherry, leather, almond, citrus, vinegar, sour sweet and woody notes. Over the palate came strong sour and wood like notes with cherry and some fruitiness. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sour with some counter sweetness. Lingering sour fruity finish. Seems more smooth with age. A lovely Lambic!


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