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


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RATINGS: 839   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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Dark pink with a good sized pink head. Aroma is cherry pie, cherry blossoms, cider vinegar, funk. Medium-full bodied, sweet on the palate with a subtle hint of sour, stylish finish. Taste is cherry pie, sour cherries, cider vinegar, cherry yoghurt. Definitely one of the most complex and tastiest krieks that I've had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (1109) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2014
2011 bottle at cantillon brewery, brussels. Dark red color, light red head. Fantastic aroma of cherrys, sweet and sour notes, earth, stables. Taste is also good, cherrys, earth, sour and many other flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1701) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2014
750 ml corked green bottle shared with Brenn79. Thanks Alen! 2008 vintage. Pours a gorgeous ruby red hue with a huge pink head with excellent retention. Aroma is strong in funk, firstly, followed by cherries (the flesh and the pits) and vinegar. Taste is tart cherries (8/10 on a sour scale), acidic, vinegar. Excellent lambic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brenn79 (1498) - Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2014
750 ml bottle 2008 vintage, shared with Poisoneddwarf, 1400 milestone rating- Pours ruby red with a beautiful light pink head. Aroma is tart cherries, cherry pie, funky as hell. The taste is tart cherries, funk, creamy and delicious. This was worthy of a milestone, best beer I have had in a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Lou Pepe Pure Kriek ‘07-750 bottle @RBWG-A-thin pink-hazy red/pink. A-yeast, med fruit. T-vinegar, sour cherries, grainy/lt malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
Backlog from a bottle tried at a beer tasting with Systembolaget 2011. Cherries, somewhat milder in it’s acidity than for say 3 Fon. Cederwood, some hay, spices and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastmaster (237) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Very excited to be able to try this beer with bmmillsy super generous beer buddy. Absolutely the most beautiful pink/red coloration -deep maroon. Foamy pink head dissipated quickly. Sour, cherry, vinegar, cherry licorice aroma. Always love to try a new limbic, but i am very thankful to try this hard to find beer. Light medium body and well carbonated. Not as sweet as a normal limbic, but the cherry lambic makes up for it with its sour hay-tart fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1318) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 Bottle from Tipples. Awesome score here and had to leave work early to snag it. 2010 sticker poured into a tulip on February 15, 2014. Pours bright bright darkish red and totally clear. Bright pink fizzy one finger head on top and dissipates quickly. Aroma of lots of vinegar, tart cherries and cherry skins. Flavor is sour vinegar up front and then lots of cherry skins and tart but sweet cherries. The balance here is outstanding. Not medicinal at all, cherry is highlighted but not overpowering like the New Glarus cherry brew, and it comes together beautifully. A nice vanilla oak in the backdrop that really mellows this out. Juicy cherries but lightly dry finish. Medium light mouthfeel, full flavored, and big bubbly carbonation. While cherry isn’t my favorite in beer, this balances it as perfectly as possible. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (692) - - FEB 12, 2014
Dull red, pink head that fizzles into lacing and disappears. Nose is tart cherries, wood, subtle sweetness. Taste is tart cherries, oak, tart yogurt. Very light and dry mouthfeel. Lingering tart yogurt finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buongiorgio00 (748) - - FEB 11, 2014
Esemplare Vintage, 2006. Semplicemente nettare divino, ambrosia, elisir della lunga vita. Un tale livello di perfezione lascia il bevitore adorante e attonito. Il gusto pieno e voluttuoso delle ciliegie scivola alla pefezione sull’acidità morbida e vellutata, che avvolge il palato esaltando le note fruttate e acetiche secondarie, lasciando nella bocca la sensazione di aver baciato una maestosa divinità femminile della birra. E infatti è proprio così.

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