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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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RATINGS: 815   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)


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 ’99 bottle. Cloudy red body under a fluffy light pink head. Sweet cherries in the aroma with some malty wheat notes. The strong sour notes hit me dead on as pungent corn silage. Big, intense sour cherry flavor - sliage with lemon rind, grapefruit and extra-strong corn silage. A dry finish with cherry skin notes rounds the beer out. Wonderful! Thanks go to Heemer for being generous enough to share this beer with us! ’03 bottling thanks to Jason! Hazy dark red body, thin pink head. Barnyard (cow manure, wet hay) and sweet cherries in the aroma. Big big tartness (grapefruit rind, acetic acid) in the flavor with sweet cherry flesh afterwards. Still damn tasty!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2004
This bottle was a 1999 vintage purchased at John’s Grocery in Iowa City. The cork was a little wet and I was worried at first. However, I doubt it made any difference. That is why they also cap these. This pours a bright red with a thin pink head. The aroma has many things going on. It has the normal horse blanket and dusty barn character. Also vinegar, cherries and maybe a hint of hay. Absolutely wondeful to smell. The taste is equally complex and not shy in any way. It has sour vinegar, cherries, dusty dry cobwebs and leather. Later, a little bit of sweetness begins to show. It also has some dry apple core. This is very challenging and interesting. While expensive, this was in no way a dissapointment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 vintage 1999 the aroma was not appealing and smelled reminiscent of a barnyard. The color was a deep red w/ a thin frothy head. the flavor was of a powerfully bitter and sour cherry.. it was very differnet and tought to enjoy but pretty good.. it reminded me of cherry sour balls from when I was young. The palate was smooth w/ hints of carbonation but very sour.. overall I think I could learn to enjoy something like this but it definatelly does not suit my current tastes. Smelled vinagar, heavy barnyard and sour cherries in this 01 vintage a dark red color w/ a small pink head and some nice lacing. Palate was hugly acidic and well carbonated, very tart. Flavor of tart cherries some earthy notes and a light wood. Smooht and better than I tried alst time.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Man, i really had my hopes up for this one after shelling out $25 for it! Deep red color. I really couldn’t enjoy this beer. I am not denying that it is an incredible brew, but I guess I just don’t like this type of beer. It basically tasted like liquid sweet tarts for me. If you like this type of beer, then by all means you need to get this. I certainly respect it, but can’t enjoy it. Kinda pissed about spending that much on something I didn’t really like.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 copenhagen beer marathon 2004. Vintage 2001, Red color, Sour cherry aroma and taste, full body, sour finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2004
Red color with a pink head. The taste is a complex sour base with the fruity cherries flavours on top. Very nicely balanced and very very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2004
Vintage 2001. Deep red, with a pinkish head. A nice lambic where the fruit isnt getting too dominating. Really sour with cherry in both aroma and flavor. Very nice balance and with a nice palate

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Cherry aroma, cherries, barnyard aroma. Deep red body, with a pink head. Sour, sour,sour... marzipan flavor, cherries. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2004 April 2004. Dated 2001. Cherry red beer with a rosé mousseux head. Lactic aroma with cherry gum drops in aroma. Very sour, salty notes stinging the mouth, with puckering effect. Very dry but ah so good. A big thanks for Dave, the Maibock Addict. An appropriate beer for number 600. 8-5-8-4-16 Nov. 28 2004 at MartinT. Funky cherry aroma with cherry skins. Extremely sour cherries yet pleasant in mouth, drying effect and calcium slats in finish. A mouth dryer. 8-5-9-5-17

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (9628) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
Bottled 2001 vintage: Unclear red coloured. Has a serious red hed. Marzipan, cherries, subtle sourness in the aroma. The fruitsweetness balance the sourness perfect. Flavour is equally well balanced. A initial sourness is chalanged by a delicious cherrysweetness. Some tart and acidic notes. Is very dry and refreshing. Ends on a sweet fruitnote. This is what a fruitlambic is all about.


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