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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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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)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Lou Pepe Pure Kriek ‘07-750 bottle @RBWG-A-thin pink-hazy red/pink. A-yeast, med fruit. T-vinegar, sour cherries, grainy/lt malt.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
Backlog from a bottle tried at a beer tasting with Systembolaget 2011. Cherries, somewhat milder in it’s acidity than for say 3 Fon. Cederwood, some hay, spices and citrus.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastmaster (227) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Very excited to be able to try this beer with bmmillsy super generous beer buddy. Absolutely the most beautiful pink/red coloration -deep maroon. Foamy pink head dissipated quickly. Sour, cherry, vinegar, cherry licorice aroma. Always love to try a new limbic, but i am very thankful to try this hard to find beer. Light medium body and well carbonated. Not as sweet as a normal limbic, but the cherry lambic makes up for it with its sour hay-tart fruit.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1265) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 Bottle from Tipples. Awesome score here and had to leave work early to snag it. 2010 sticker poured into a tulip on February 15, 2014. Pours bright bright darkish red and totally clear. Bright pink fizzy one finger head on top and dissipates quickly. Aroma of lots of vinegar, tart cherries and cherry skins. Flavor is sour vinegar up front and then lots of cherry skins and tart but sweet cherries. The balance here is outstanding. Not medicinal at all, cherry is highlighted but not overpowering like the New Glarus cherry brew, and it comes together beautifully. A nice vanilla oak in the backdrop that really mellows this out. Juicy cherries but lightly dry finish. Medium light mouthfeel, full flavored, and big bubbly carbonation. While cherry isn’t my favorite in beer, this balances it as perfectly as possible. Very nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (686) - - FEB 12, 2014
Dull red, pink head that fizzles into lacing and disappears. Nose is tart cherries, wood, subtle sweetness. Taste is tart cherries, oak, tart yogurt. Very light and dry mouthfeel. Lingering tart yogurt finish.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buongiorgio00 (725) - - FEB 11, 2014
Esemplare Vintage, 2006. Semplicemente nettare divino, ambrosia, elisir della lunga vita. Un tale livello di perfezione lascia il bevitore adorante e attonito. Il gusto pieno e voluttuoso delle ciliegie scivola alla pefezione sull’acidità morbida e vellutata, che avvolge il palato esaltando le note fruttate e acetiche secondarie, lasciando nella bocca la sensazione di aver baciato una maestosa divinità femminile della birra. E infatti è proprio così.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pour is hazy red with a small reddish head that fades quickly. Aroma is of tart cherries, oak, acidity, spice, and lemon peel. Flavor is much like the nose with some initial sweetness and a tart body/finish. Slight vinegar, but it is subdued.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3334) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 24, 2014
750 ml. bottle. 2011 Sticker. Thanks Louis! Pours a bright crimson with a large pinkish red head. Big aroma of tart fruit, funk, and wood. Taste is tart cherries, funk, and some wood. Very tart and refreshing. Superb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (688) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Rated from memory. Pour a beautiful dark pink? with a big n’ fluffy pink head… Absolutely gorgeous. Aroma of unripe cherries, sweet cherries, cherry skin, sour sweets, slight green apples all rounded beautifully up by the classic Cantillon funk n’ tart. The taste is pretty sour, but has plenty of fruity, juicy sweetness to it. Medium bodied, with somewhat champagne fizzy carbonation. Rather dry mouthfeel. Thanks to my man Hoprider for sharing this bad boy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (1492) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 [Bottle / 2008 ] Thanks, Kevin! Ruby, crimson red & brown tinted body with a lavender tinted head that simmers to a collar rather quickly. Aroma is blood red cherry skins & cherry flesh with a signature Cantillon funk behind everything. Tart & fruity with a great presence of slight, underlying funk. Taste is perfectly sour with gushing cherry flesh & grape skins, a light presence of oak, sour & hay-like funk, & a dry, lemon-y acidic finish. Touch of vinegar... This stuff is truly great. Another amazing sour from Cantillon. Impressive.

[Bottle / 2011] Thanks, Ben. Lovely cherry presence, even more so than the 2008 bottle. Gushing, sour cherry flesh, faint cinnamon sticks, light wood & some spicy Cantillon funk. Delicious.


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