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

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RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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)


3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2006
2001 Bottle: Probably a bit old by now, but here goes. SOUR!!!!! Wow! Pucker city. Lots of tart cherries. Not too complex.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle: Ruby cranberry colored, light head and lacing. Nose of ripe cherry, nice cinnamon and maltiness. Nice nose, clean bouqet, nice tart mouthfeel and finish. End balanced, zesty, good. A lot more balanced than their regular kriek, I could drink this one all night.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (12716) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 2003 vintage. Red with a short lived head. Very fruity aroma has sour cherry of course as well as some wood. Refreshing and quite sharp flavour. 4.1 2003 vintage in 2011: Rather a lasting head actually. Not a lot of cherry aroma, but lots of almond, along with cellar and complex funk. Complex and quite tart flavour with cherry, almond, wood, funk 2015 in 2016. Loads of sour cherry, and cherry stone/almond. Over the top cherry, but oh, it’s good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) Slightly hazy blood red - no head and completely flat. Fresh and fruity aroma with prominent cherries. Thin and somewhat watery body with acidic - but fresh - accents of cherries. Remains sourish all through the finish. 281006

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Yes, thank you to JoeMcPhee for this great beer! An impressive, brightly colored brew - flamboyantly red with a pink head. There’s no doubt that this is a cherry beer from the aroma: sour, musty cherries prevail. The sourness is not too overwhelming in the flavor, as some of the Cantillon beers are for me. This is a nice balance of tartness, hints of maltiness and plenty of fruitiness. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Huge thanks to JoeMcPhee for sharing this at beastiefan2k’s place - pardon my french, but this beer is the shiznit! (I know, not the greatest word to describe such a refined beer) - beautiful red body with a slight purple hue to it - the aroma has the customary Cantillon funk, with damp oak, cherries, of course (pits and all) - very mild sourness for a Cantillon, complimented by a very subtle sweetness and acidic cherry flavor - later in the flavor, and all through the finish, there are some warming, almost Christmas-like spices that I couldn’t really identify, but they made the beer even more delicious - I will have to shell out the money for another bottle so I can spend more time figuring out what makes this beer so great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2006
bottle at horsens beerfestival. Red colour with a pink head. Aroma is sour, yeast, citrus. Flavour is sour, yeast, fruit, mould, cherrie.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2006
2003 bottle. Beautiful dark cherry red with pink dissapating head. Sour aroma of cherry, citrus and that Cantillon funky smell. Mouth-watering flavor, oak, cherry, sourness, vinegar and dry. Quite intense. A sticky cherry sweetness lingers. Thin and a bit watery while remaining complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2006
Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival. Cherry-red, unclear beer with a rim of pink bubbles on the top. The aroma is sour and citric, with hints of cherry and some notes of yeast and barnyard. The flavor has cherry, not the artificial one, almond and some sweet notes. Thin, astringent mouthfeel and a sour finish with cherries. Very nice kriek. (061028)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2006
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, Vintage 2002, Bottled 2004). Blood red. Nice earthyness with restrained fruits, almond like cherry stones and zesty citrus. Aroma is quite inviting and leads into a wonderfully fresh and zesty mouthfeel with an orangey sourness in the finish. As would be expected from Cantillon dry and sour. My one complaint with this would be that after drinking the best part of the bottle the juxtaposition of some fruit in the aroma and the intense sourness highlights the sour flavours and light body. On a side note mulls very successfully.


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