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

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RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (6632) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Sampled at gregwilsons tasting. Thanks Vyvvy. Amber brown. Only a little head. Vinegar with funk, earth, bark, etc in the aroma. Oh, cherries, too. Gawd, so much going on. Cherries, wildness, bark, wood. Vinegar, and well, wow.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (710) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 16, 2016
2012 bottle. Pours a rich dark red with a thin mostly lasting light pink bubble head. Aroma of cherries, hint of pine, really sour and tart, some lactose notes. Taste is dominated by cherries, hint of cranberry, long dry sour finish. Sticky light mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
The best kriek lambic I’ve ever had. Deep red pour with a fizzy pink head. No lacing. Aroma of yeasts and cherries. Flavour is deep, sour cherries, yeasts, funk, and wine come through strong. Delicious.

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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (637) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
Je me trompe où la série Lou pepe de Cantillon est plus acétique que certaines de leurs autres bières? Le côté vinaigré est en effet assez présent... peut-être un peu trop. Le nez est cependant très invitant : la cerise est naturelle, foncée et sucrée. Il y a aussi une touche de muscade et d’épices de Noël. C’est encore plus appétissant lorsque le liquide se réchauffe légèrement! En bouche c’est très sûre et il manque, malheureusement, un peu de ce côté plus complexe qui ressort davantage, à mon avis, dans les lambiques non fruités. Les subtilités détectées au nez perdent en effet un peu de leur personnalité face à la présence un peu trop féroce du côté acétique.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
From notes on 9/10/15. They must have liked us, because they gave us a pitcher on the house of this while there were bottling it in the other room. Since it was not bottled yet, the beer had no carbonation. Huge delicious cherry taste. Deep red in color. Would love to get a bottle, but, not going to happen.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (2452) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2016 Quintessence 2016. Unclear deep red with thin full pink head. Cherries, cooked cherries, marzipan, super fruity. Light to medium sour, otherwise a thick sweet base. Full body, light mineral, velvety texture. Faint carbonation fizziness on the tongue. The bees’ knees.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Had it here at brewery by my pad. Pours deep cherry and maroon and somewhat hazy. Nose is cherry pie and other red fruits such as raspberries and strawberries, predominately cherry. Very tat and then more cherry. Finishes dry and smooth. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2015
2012 btl at nuetnigenough, july 15. Looks..deep cherry red, sml White/pink head Smells..sour cherries are all still there in force, farmyard socks soaked in cherry juice. Tastes..super sour cherries, green apple, lemon.. So Puckery and astringent, more so than any memory of the standard cantillon kriek. Wowzer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Malin_aiisa (790) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
Draft at akkurakt Nice deep red, minimal head, clear. Aroma of fresh cherry jam, cellar. Taste fresh, cherry notes. Nice fizziness and texture. Dry, sour, sweet and bitter in perfect harmony.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vjohans (699) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
Draft at akkurat Wow. Cherries, sour, tart, mindblowing kriek. Full body. Rich cherries. This is excellent. Well balanced. One of the best beers i have tried. Wow


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