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


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
neongolden (680) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
(On tap at Akkurat, Oct 14 2014) Pours a nearly opaque intense deep reddish pink with a moderate pale pink head and no lace. Aroma has a huge whack of cherry, a slight cheesiness, musty moist barnyard sort of character, a little woody but not overpoweringly so, and not too sour. Oh,, did I mention tart cherry? On the palate, another huge whack of tart cherry begins things, light lemony acidity, fading into a moderately bitter, lightly woody and barely musty finish. Dry, lightly tannic feel to the aftertaste with nice lingering fruit tartness. Medium bodied with a little chewiness and effervescent carb. Words donít describe this. The fruit character, feel and balance is almost off the map of typical kriek, and it is an amazing beer period.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1003) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
750ml bottle poured in a chalice. Bottle from September 2009. Cork in perfect state. A: Absolutely beautiful deep ruby red color with a huge rose aired bubbled head. Medium retention and practically no lacings left S: Acid and fruity on the nose. Cherry tart. Oak and Lambic yeasts T: Mild sourness. Cherry, crispy malts, barrel and yeasts M: Light body. Bit molasses. Reasonable carbonation and good moderate sour aftertaste O: High drinkability. Beautiful beer. The best Cantillon Iíve ever had [ BA Review @ 1/22/2012 ]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
48FanInCali (783) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2007 bottle - How can a 7 year old bottle hold so many fruit notes? Dark cherry pour with tons of fruit and funky barnyardness (yes that is a word). Shit tons of super tart cherries and mouth puckering tartness without an overwhelming amount of acidity. Long dry finish. Great stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiammanghilla (718) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 7, 2014
Spina @ Eurhop 2014. Rossa quasi fosforescente con bella schiuma. Acida, aspra e molto amarenosa. Ottima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2014
This 2007 vintage bottle pours with a rosy deep red to purple body that supports a white head of foam that has a bit of a pinkish hue. The aroma offers up a modest degree of funk, some fruity candy tartness and cherries. The taste is straight up tartness that gets puckering and biting to midway. Behind the tartness is a nice cherry thing going on. It gets fully tart and puckering into the finish. Do damn tart

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
At Stephenís during GABF 2014. Pours bright red with pink lacing. Aroma is fresh Cantillon funk, soft interesting cherries. Taste is funky Lambic cherry, hint of sweetness, light acidity, some light red fruits, raspberry notes, cherry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6403) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 "more cherry apparent then in the regular kriek. still way more sour and tart than sweet, but the cherries were obvious, as well as the intense tartness. still not sold on Cantillon at the high prices, but this is a very good beer. 8/11-the 2008 vintage just blew my mind. first Cantillon beer Iíve had that was hands down worth the $. i donít know if itís the vintage, or the age, but iíll be looking for more. ridiculous complexity, and one of the best uses of fruit in beer iíve had to date. time will tell if this one was the anomaly, or the last, but the 08 was amazing!" í09 was close. 4.3 prior to the í08 vintage, but Iíd give that alone a 4.6-4.7. 4.5 for 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Excellent....crazy cherries, as it should be. Very dry on the finish that made it more tart. I loved it!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1680) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2011 sticker. Thanks to Erik. Opened this last in the cantillon tasting. Good, but I actually think Ioked the LP fram better. Lots of tart cherry. Very dry like a red wine which kinda turned me off. Slightly sour, less than I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1381) - PORTUGAL - SEP 22, 2014
On tap at Zwanze Day. Hazy deep red colour with a fluffy pinkish head. Tart, yeast, oak, and fruit in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste starts tart but then turns into a complexity complicated to describe with fruitiness, vinegar and sour notes. Overall, a nice lambic.

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