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


on tap

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RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2007 2004 vintage on tap at Cooper’s Seafood, Scranton, PA. I was stunned by how well crafted this lambic is. Cherry mahogany red oak flavors with a sour leather aftertaste and the acidity seems so well balanced. A small lacing of a head but visually stunning with its ruby red tone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle (2003) at ØLbaren - Jens bought this and shared with us, Engelsman, Gunnhild, Mette & Me. Clear red - light pink head. High vinegar, sourness, cherry, light spicy, a clean brew. Very good !!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2007
’01 Vintage.Avery balanced sourness with a hint of tart cherries in the aroma.Pours a very dark red with a medium pink head.Great balance of sourness and cherries.Medium mouthfeel with a hint of cherries in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcat (23) - USA - APR 21, 2007
Wow- this has a strong sour cherry flavor. The first taste or two really makes you pucker. Nice reddish appearance though and strong sour cherry aroma. It did have a spicey flavored aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2007
#800!!! ’01 Vintage. Cork was in great shape, which was a pleasing sign. The pour revealed a gorgeous deep red brew that sported a lightly colored pink head with lively carbonation present in the glass. Aroma of sour cherries wafted from the glass, and presented a wondeful experience for the nose. Sour cherry spice? This beer puts forth that flavor and makes it work to perfection. The sour aspect hits first, of course, but does not overwhelm at all. In the middle of the experience, the cherry flavor makes itself known without being unwelcome. Finally, a dash of peppery madness arrives and suprises the taste buds in a delightfuly delicate dance of flavoring. This is simply a superb experience--one that I’m glad I waited to experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2007
2002 vintage. Pours deep ruby red with pink highlights. Sour cherry and hints of spice (cinnamon & nutmeg?) on the nose. Quite firm body. WOW! An explosion of sour and tart cherries on the palate. Quite tart and dry. Finish dry and ling. Very fun stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2009 2004. Pizza Port Belgian Beer Fest. On tap. Vivid, exciting bright real red fresh cherry juice vibrance, alive with dripping moisture and a wildness of the pits. Florid and bright vermillion, with a rose fringe and blush head. Flavor is a sweet, chirping acidity in the note of perfected aged cherry alcohols, fresh flesh and pining pits. Amazing balance derived singularly from the fruit. All around stunning.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Great, great beer(ish). Ruby red color, spectacular cherry smell. Much better than lindenmans, because less sharp and less sweet. The best Cantillon. Tried it at the12 hour Belgian beer partyin Carlsbad, CA. Possibly the best beer tasting ever,with 70 bottled rare and expensive beers and 20 on draft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle 2003. Poured hazy reddish color with an average frothy reddish head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex sour cherry aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and lively carbonation. Heavy sour cherry flavor with a medium tart sour finish of long duration. Sour refreshing brew that was good for 2300.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle. 2001 vintage. Pours a murky, varying, reddish coloured body with a medium-sized soapy white head. Loads of cherry, acidic seeds, vinegar, and sweet jam in the aroma. Very tart acidity, chewy fruit sharpness moving between cherries and raspberries. In the middle there is some fruit sugar and then leads into a well-attenuated long, lingering, aciditic finish. Another great Cantillon.

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