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


on tap

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RATINGS: 915   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2006
Red with notes of brown appearance. Very refreshing an gigantial taste of cherries. Very clean and pleasant. Finish is moderately sour and slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20445) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2006
Pours a lovely deep red colour with a smal pink head. Nutty cherry aroma with some sourness. Malty sour cherry flavor with a long nice nutty cherry aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2006
"Thank goodness for a good beer buddy or i am not having this one. 2002 Vintage. Poured nice dark red color with a little pink head with almost no lacing. Aroma was citrus and very tart. The flavor vinegar, woody, citrus, light cherries, strong tart. Good for the style not my fav."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Muddy red with a light pinkish head, sour aroma, hint of cherries, flavor is of funk, some cherry , sourness, earth, yeast and citrus. Interesting and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Thanks JasonC! Poured from a 2001 bottle. The aroma is pine sap with cinnamon and nice earthen funky cherries and lemons. Wow!!! This is REALLY tart. You may actually get jaw ache from cringing too much. The beer pours to a deep reddish cherry color with a nice fizzy white head. The flavor is really intense tart cherries and grapes with some nice cinnamon spice and light apples. Once you get past the first hit with the intense sourness, the complexity really opens up. The palate is really tart and good feeling. 8, 4, 9, 4, 18 = 4.3.
Thanks JasonN. 2002 vintage. Phenomenally tart. Puckeringly sour flavor of fruity cherries and pie filling. Ridiculously tart palate but finishes clean. The aroma’s god some tart cherries and funky horseblankets. Very "simple" but masterfully made. 8, 4, 9, 5, 18 = 4.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2006
2001 vintage; sampled Jan 2006. Raspberry colored clear body, pick bubbly/creamy head. Woody dry cherry and barnyard vinegar aroma, dry weed stems, urine soaked and dried blanket, fresh liquid cowpie (thanks Dave), sour patch kids. Very smooth sour cherry taste (overall). This is extremely smooth, for a "sour" beer. Some oak perhaps, mostly cherry sour patch kids without the fakeness, but does have Kool Aid hints. Generally full of flavor. Booyah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Thanks for Jason! Has a vinegary aroma, with a hint of cherry. Nice deep red color with a pink head. Wonderful flavor. VERY tart and sour. Nice body. Overall, very pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
There is lots of wood and cherry in this, chased and eventually overtaken by incredible vinegary sourness and patches (mostly in the aroma) of green smoke and cinnamon. It grew on me, but again one of those beers that I couldn’t manage a whole bottle of.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 A Mes rate: 75cl bottle from Cantillon. When we were given this bottle we were told it was not for sale as it was not ready for consumption yet. It didn’t even have labels on it so Jean had to hand write some! We were made to promise that we would not drink it for at least 4 months. 4 and a half months later we could wait no longer and popped it open and oh my word it was worth the wait. Aroma is that of their Lou Pepe Gueuze with some added cherry (obviously) some apple and lashings of cinnamon. Wow. Bouquet is a far more suitable word than aroma. Appearance wise it is just as you would expect. A glorious mahogany cherry red body with a swiftly diminishing head. Flavour wise it perfectly echoes the aroma. Pulp of cherries with hints of apple and lemons and plenty more cinnamon. Palate is tart and dry but not as overly barnyardy as you would maybe think. It does make moves in that direction but just before it gets over the top a wonderful thick sweet cherry finish washes in and down. Simply an amazing brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
1999: Poured nice deep red with a nice pink head...smell is funk, subtle cherry, mildey wood...taste is sweet up front turning tremendously sour without a lot of cherry around...dried mouth out a lot though, almost astringent...made my tongue feel like sandpaper...

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