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

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RATINGS: 849   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3416) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Some people with a bottle and a sample for lil ol me: Pours opaque red with loose with head. Aroma is cherries, the funk, hints of vinegar, and wood. Taste is not as sour as I expected, but very tart and tangy. The cherries add very little in the way of sweetness, but compliment the sour aspects. Very pleasant mouthfeel. This was a 2011 bottle by the way.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Celest (128) - - JUN 1, 2014
Amazing gueuze lambic, very complex and full of different tastes, so enjoyable, very sour, grains, cereals, wild fruity and flowery notes. Almonds, krieks. Uauuuu

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2630) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014
Bottled. Pours amber iwth a small, pinkish head. Aroma of wood, vanilla notes, barnyard and sour cherries. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. An excellent Sour.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bruxellover (19) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Another wonderful Kriek from this brewery. Great use of different sour cherries, the fermentation turned out fantastic, with perfect palate. One of the most complex Krieks I have had, and real balanced to match.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (339) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into sample glass (Kriek-off): Pours ruby red with a decent pink head. Aroma of cherry and funk. Taste is a little sweet, cherries, and some grape. Very tart, very pleasant. Medium body, dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (47) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle @ Quintessence and at home. My favorite among the LP’s. Intense cherry flavor with the bitter cherry seed, the skin and pulp. Not surprised to find lemon, almonds and barnyard funk. Tanins and bitterness that gives variety to the sourness when it comes to mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1036) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
shared bottle at the cantillon brewery. poured a nice poured a dark rube red colour with a pinkish head. cherry, tart, funky sourness, oak, nice sour cheries, some kind of earth tones, plums, red fruits, nice drie in the finish. the use of the cherries really makes this a complex beer. perfectly balanced. awesome mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1015) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
At quintessence. Red colour with pink head. Dust, fruity aroma. Sweet, cherry, fruity taste, also slightly sour. Medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gn0sis (52) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Deep ruby pour, pillowy frothy head and high lacing retention. Fruit slurry kind of aroma, fresh cherry pie with a mint sprig.. you can smell the pits and other green matter too. This is a shining example of what extra fruit can do when dosed in larger quantities vs. the standard fruited lineup. Cherry pulp and fruit skins, moderate tannins and bright acidity are the hallmarks of this brew, easily my favorite from the LP series and a treat to age and watch develop.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (1372) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
@ Cantillon Quintessence. Beautiful dark red colour, pink foam. Complex cherry aroma with notes of almond. Light sweetness, funky sour finish. Wonderfull beer.


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