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

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RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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)


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (948) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to bursprak! Pours blood red with a big, pink, short lasting head. Aroma of tart cherry, dry oak, vanilla, marzipan, slight cinnamon, balsamico. Very bitter cherry stones up front in the taste, "green almonds", sour, fruity cherries, deep dark cherry. Very good with a complex fruityness, high carbonation and a crisp body!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jc1762 (254) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2015 Poured from the 2012 vintage into a taster glass showing a deep blush red and opaque with pink dainty foam. The nose is bursting with the bretty influence that Cantillon is famous for; some faint hints of dry cherries but mostly brett. The palate is light bodied and highly carbonated. The flavor is extremely and impossibly cherry fruit forward in all ways - aroma, flavors, finish, etc. Although tart, it’s not overwhelming, making it extremely palatable. Famed for being one of the beers you have to try before you die, one can easily see why.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (361) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 20, 2015
Ideal sustained Kriek. Acid and sweetness perfectly balanced, beautiful drink.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1409) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle split 5 ways as part of Dangerous Bottleshare 5.0. Most recent batch released in september 2014. Deep red pour with some tiny pinkish lacings. Loads of cherry, cherry pits, almonds, vanilla, marzipan and some leathery notes. Very good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (755) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy dark red with thin pink headlines. Aromas of tart cherries, vanilla, almonds, yeast, vinegar, some straw and barnyard. Taste is absolutely booming with sour cherries up front, marzipan, vanilla, vinegar, lots of barnyard. This is truly amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fredd_an (210) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
Fantastisk frisk & syrlig smak av bär! Speciellt ja.... Körsbär.. Underbar surhet & frän, frisk doft. Underbart! Blir inte bättre än såhär! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mauro976 (6) - mezzane di sotto, ITALY - JAN 5, 2015 does not count
acquistata al museo Cantillon Lou Pepe 2012 rosso carico, schiuma color rosa carico, la densità della birra è la prima cosa da prendere nota, al naso profumo di ciliegie sciroppate ed amarene, in bocca l’acidità aiuta a pulire la grassezza delle ciliegie. davvero ottima

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Franckg (526) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Vintage 2013, dégusté après 1 an

Odeur de cerises rouges sucrées. En bouche, le goût acidulé renommé des lambics de Cantillon est ici plutôt discret. Ce n’est que des cerises et encore des cerises. Le côté plus acidulé s’installe brièvement vers la finale. La texture et sensation est superbe. Très fruité et crémeuse.

Cantillon c’est bon!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Rouge, rubis. Texture huileuse. Corps incroyable, vraiment dense et et soyeux. Acidité plus légère que les gueuzes Cantillon. Goût d’amande et de la kriek. La bouteille était jeune (2014). Doit être très intéressant à faire vieillir.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SirRaf (23) - - DEC 28, 2014
Really awesome. Tasted some months ago in Cantillon, one bottle for me, hehe. My best lambic till date.


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