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

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RATINGS: 817   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (7005) - 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 (1486) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piero1987 (571) - Sottochiesa, ITALY - OCT 28, 2013
Amber-ruby cloudy color with white head. Nice fruity aroma, also sour. At taste is sour and dry with cherry flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1020) - Rřros, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
Light red with a pink head - A nice sour berry aroma A very good berry and wood taste with a descrete sourness in the back - Lingering berry finsih and again a descrete sourness in the back - This was a very good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (2205) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Bottle 0.75l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Vintage 2002. Colour is clear light red with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, raspberries, cherries, some sweetness and sourness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
merc7186 (1755) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2001 Vintage Bomber into tasting glass A: Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Mild Lacing S: Bitter Cherries, Bitter Raspberries T: Bitter Cherries, Bitter Raspberries, Mild Sour Mash M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Sour Overall, 2001 is uber sour, so worth the cash

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tamaritelmago (15) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2013
aroma a cerezas. carbonatación media con espuma blanca/rosada. sabor ácido nada agresivo. cerezas y mas cerezas. una maravilla

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2008 vintage. First pour is a violet or purple color with small right of head. Nose is cherry, wild funky yeast and fruit sugar. Flavor is mostly the same as the nose with the addition of some fresh berry jam. The finish is sweet without any acidic notes anywhere. Tart yet very smooth and real easy to drink. The texture is slightly syrupy. Crazy amounts of cherries. Thanks to Adam Jackson for the bottle share!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (895) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2013
750 ml bottle - taken from notes (18/11/2011). Pours hazy ruby red with a tiny light pink head. Fine bubbles, fine carbonation. Intense aroma of cherrie and typical funkiness, and hints of almonds as well, oak. Light body with incredible tart sourness, Taste od cherries and raspberries. Top beer.


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