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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bruxellover (19) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Another wonderful Kriek from this brewery. Great use of different sour cherries, the fermentation turned out fantastic, with perfect palate. One of the most complex Krieks I have had, and real balanced to match.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (363) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into sample glass (Kriek-off): Pours ruby red with a decent pink head. Aroma of cherry and funk. Taste is a little sweet, cherries, and some grape. Very tart, very pleasant. Medium body, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (47) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle @ Quintessence and at home. My favorite among the LP’s. Intense cherry flavor with the bitter cherry seed, the skin and pulp. Not surprised to find lemon, almonds and barnyard funk. Tanins and bitterness that gives variety to the sourness when it comes to mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1092) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
shared bottle at the cantillon brewery. poured a nice poured a dark rube red colour with a pinkish head. cherry, tart, funky sourness, oak, nice sour cheries, some kind of earth tones, plums, red fruits, nice drie in the finish. the use of the cherries really makes this a complex beer. perfectly balanced. awesome mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1065) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
At quintessence. Red colour with pink head. Dust, fruity aroma. Sweet, cherry, fruity taste, also slightly sour. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gn0sis (52) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Deep ruby pour, pillowy frothy head and high lacing retention. Fruit slurry kind of aroma, fresh cherry pie with a mint sprig.. you can smell the pits and other green matter too. This is a shining example of what extra fruit can do when dosed in larger quantities vs. the standard fruited lineup. Cherry pulp and fruit skins, moderate tannins and bright acidity are the hallmarks of this brew, easily my favorite from the LP series and a treat to age and watch develop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (1454) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
@ Cantillon Quintessence. Beautiful dark red colour, pink foam. Complex cherry aroma with notes of almond. Light sweetness, funky sour finish. Wonderfull beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ST247 (386) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 On tap @Chez moeder lambic and bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours cloudy intense red with light red foam. Aroma is little sweet, bit sour, fruity, cherries. Taste little sour, fruity, cherry. Fruity cherry finish. I preferred the bottle version over the tap version because of the intenser aroma and taste. Rating given is for the bottle version. Tap version : 6/10, 3/5, 7/10, 3/5, 13/20.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (191) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle 2013 vintage, tasted fresh. Beautiful deep red red with pinkish-red foam. Aroma is a nice mix of barnyard funk, wood, wheat and cherries. Very nice cherry presence, almost grape and wine. Taste beautifully showcases cherries with an intense tartness. Rich and full bodied. More complex than the regular kriek which is very straightforward cherries with very few funk. One of the best Cantillon out there.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
A revelation! Aged cheese, mushrooms, funk, and fruit on the nose. Very sour, big cherry finish. A very special beer!

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