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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 904   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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)


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Bright read, with a decent pink head. Very sour nose with hints of lemon, brett, cherry, and vanilla. Extremely tart, dry, with tannic and oaky notes and traces of cherry. Fantastic, refreshing stuff, an effect not unlike super-concentrated cherry lemonade depleted of any sickly-sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2005
12.10.05 1999, 750ml bottle at RLB YEHA-05. Dark pink pour, very dark like a pomegranate juice, with dark pink head. Aroma is fruity, cherries with plum and apple, and light musty wood. Flavor is boldly sour but not so funky, lots of cherry (starburst). One of the most pronounced sweet/sour contrasts Iíve had. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Sampled at the Yeha. Poured red with a pink head. Aroma is sour wild cherries. Taste is intensely sour with good cherry flavor. Almost like an intense sour candy. Had fun with Paul seeing who could drink it without making a face. I donít think either of us succeeded.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2005
on tap (MHTG Club holiday party) Wow it looks like an odd colored blood entering my glass ! Wonderful aroma emminating from my glass. What a treat this is to sample from a keg ! There is a slight pinkish head/lacing going on that looks beautiful. Latic nose with a faint sour cherry/cherry pit(nuttiness). The first taste is like a bombshell of flavor. Sweet with brett and lactic acidicness that leads into a wonderful cherry undercurrent. SImply wonderful !

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
2001 Bottle, shared with a couple other Toronado patrons, San Francisco. So when the guy beside me offered to share his $35 bottle with me, I didnít complain. When he bought a second, I managed to at least chip in some cash. And I am glad I did. This was dark blood ruby red in the glass, with an intense red head and wonderful lacing - looks amazing. Nice mellow sour and cherry aroma. Taste is incredibly balanced between sourness and cherry. There is an earthy quality to it as well that is quite nice. No hint of age at all. Incredible.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (5094) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2005
2005 bottle. Dark red with an orange hue. Fine pink head. Very complex aroma; definitely vinous, aromas of cherries and lemons. Flavour starts with sour cherries, gradually revealing its more mellow ,yet lemony base lambic flavours with almond flavours in the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. A special occassions beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12256) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2005
(750ml bottle, 2001 vintage) Pours a cloudy ruby body with an average pinkish head that diminishes rather quickly. Aroma of tart cherries with some earthiness. Flavor of acidic cherry with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2005
2002. Dark cherry red with a small pink head. Aroma of cherries and sour yeast. Very sour up front then mellows to sparkling cherry. Medium body almost like a cherry soda or carbonated juice. Excellent kriek.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2009 2002 bottle. rated 10-6-05 scored a 3.6. Sharp aroma, acidic, sour, a little fruit. Pours reddish pink. Sharp sour taste, the fruit is there but you must look for it. Excellent lambic! 1999 bottle. re-rated 11-5-09. Tart raspberry and cherries on the nose, very acidic nose. Pours a cloudy reddish with a thin white head. Very funky tartness upfront, a bitter sourness, sharp, with cherries and raspberries even sour strawberry flavors, smooth in the middle with more acidic sourness in the end. Excellent excellent beer!!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Super sour aroma, almost stinky like sweaty gym equipment...but I tasted it anyway. Some sour cherry syrup seemed to help cover the stalness in the nose. But I donít see the appeal to this one.


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