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

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RATINGS: 881   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
At Stephenís during GABF 2014. Pours bright red with pink lacing. Aroma is fresh Cantillon funk, soft interesting cherries. Taste is funky Lambic cherry, hint of sweetness, light acidity, some light red fruits, raspberry notes, cherry.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 "more cherry apparent then in the regular kriek. still way more sour and tart than sweet, but the cherries were obvious, as well as the intense tartness. still not sold on Cantillon at the high prices, but this is a very good beer. 8/11-the 2008 vintage just blew my mind. first Cantillon beer Iíve had that was hands down worth the $. i donít know if itís the vintage, or the age, but iíll be looking for more. ridiculous complexity, and one of the best uses of fruit in beer iíve had to date. time will tell if this one was the anomaly, or the last, but the 08 was amazing!" í09 was close. 4.3 prior to the í08 vintage, but Iíd give that alone a 4.6-4.7. 4.5 for 2009.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Excellent....crazy cherries, as it should be. Very dry on the finish that made it more tart. I loved it!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1609) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2011 sticker. Thanks to Erik. Opened this last in the cantillon tasting. Good, but I actually think Ioked the LP fram better. Lots of tart cherry. Very dry like a red wine which kinda turned me off. Slightly sour, less than I expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1375) - PORTUGAL - SEP 22, 2014
On tap at Zwanze Day. Hazy deep red colour with a fluffy pinkish head. Tart, yeast, oak, and fruit in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste starts tart but then turns into a complexity complicated to describe with fruitiness, vinegar and sour notes. Overall, a nice lambic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (355) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Sour cherry smell. Taste is the same with the sourness mostly being at the forefront rather than the cherries, which was disappointing given that it is a Lou Pepe, but the bottle was a 2010 drank in 2014, so perhaps that was the reason.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (581) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
Beautiful hazy red with fluffy white head with red hues. What a view! Aroma is fresh cherry perfume, vanilla, funk and some citrus. Very fruity palate. Aftertaste is bitter, loads of cherries and a round finish. Overall: excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (491) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 20, 2014
On tap at Erzbierschof for Zwanze Day 2014. Hazy cherry red with a pink small head. Comolex sour cherry aroma, tartness, barnyard, some feeling of the stone left. Great dry-sour taste, low carbonation, complex finish. Really good stuff, as I expect from Cantillon.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (337) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2015 Hazy red with a weak pink head. Deeply sour, very complex, almond, red berries, funk, hay. Taste on this one is very balanced, but so much going on, not that much cherries but straight red fruit with very prominent íalmondí cherry pit feel to it, quite acidic, with a lot of funk and hay.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1179) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2014
2008 750ml bottle pours a dark red with a thin off white head. Aroma of oak cherry and lemon. Nice tart and sweet cherry taste.


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