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

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RATINGS: 829   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)


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1327) - 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 (3270) - 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 (683) - 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 (1441) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
[Bottle / 2008 / 5 years old] 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (560) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2013
Bu en bouteille de 75cl, magnifique couleur rubis trouble avec une mousse très peu longue. En bouche on va pas se mentir ça sent la bonne cerise qui est bien de saison mais acide comme il faut. Incroyable comme on sent le bon côté de la gueuze, c’est à dire avec une acidité marquée pile comme il faut, se met en avant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mpuntmuts (137) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
Anxious to rate this one. Hazy reddish pink with a small pink foamy head. Of course cherry, but along with that, vinegar, sweaty feet, cow feed or dunk, not sure which one. Wild yeast probably. And to top it off, wet wood and straw/hay. All of this for smell. First taste, Phew! Sour! Wild yeast all over the place. It is cherry but that’s not the dominant flavor. The barrels’ wood and...huh? Salt? Holy shit, this is one complex beer. Barn peaks through, and a lot of fresh and sour red fruits. And after a while it hit me....cloves, hah, who would’ve imagined.Champagne like mouthfeel with the right amount of bubblies. Tough beer to rate but hats off to such craftmanship. Hate it or love it, don’t know, I guess I tolerate it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2010 bottle. Pours a hazy purple pink with fluffy dissipating pinkish white head that leaves very light lace. Aroma of funky yeasty awesome fruit, lactic hay. Taste follows, nice cherry flavor, wow. Bubbly and refreshing on the tongue, not overly sour. Amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle shared with and thanks to kermis. Pours cloudy red with not much head. Aroma is beautiful sour tartness and cherries. Great red fruits with some funk. Taste is moderate sour and light sweet. Absolutely lovely. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tomy63 (176) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
Proche de la Cantillon Kriek, mais un peu plus de goût peut-être, un peu plus acide, plus de notes épicées, de noix, de bois, mais toujours de la cerise très concentrée.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (856) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 Kanske lite snål på betyget för det här är kriek i absoluta världsklass, men får för mig att den kan nå ytterligare magiska nivåer med lagring. En öl-legend från Bryssel sa att om man en gång testat Lou Pepe så går det inta att gå tillbaka till den vanliga. Sant. Klar rubinröd. Perfekt doft av äkta körsbär. Balanserad och härlig. Ren smak utan komplexitet. Mycket tydlig smak av körsbär, låg sötma, syra och beska. Nästan lite trögflytande och dom små bubblorna får verkligen kämpa för att ta sig till ytan. Pinfärsk flarra på Cantillon Flaska på Akkurat årgång 2000, flaskad 2002. Samma rubinröda färg men klarare jämfört med ung, svagt disig bara. Doften drar mest åt surkörsbär. Kroppen känns tunnare. Betydligt surare. Låg mousse. Surkörsbär ät tydligt och intensivt i både doft och smak.


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