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

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RATINGS: 953   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)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16510) - 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 (2470) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3954) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2006
(2003 vintage) Pours a hazy red with a pink head. Sour and quite bitter. Berry flavors. Very flavorfull. Nice champainlike carbonation, but a bit too sour.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skinnyviking (8704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
Bottle. Small white head. Hazy red body. Sharp cherries aroma and flavor. Would have expected more fruit flavor. Too much acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12081) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
Pale red colour with raspberry red head. Aroma is yeasty with a feel like cow farms. Quite full body. Sour as always but with a woody flavour gives it a roundness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Tap at Bruxellensis. Pours a excellent clear read with a tall pink head, poured carefully by the brewer to not get any sediment in there. The aroma was much sweeter then their normal kriek, and throughout I was waiting for sourness but this was far sweeter then any other cantillon i’ve had. I found the Lou Pepe Framboise to be a bit more enjoyable due to the sourness that remained, the kriek didn’t quite have enough and almost felt a bit watery without it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2006
25.4 oz bottle. 2003; bottled in 2005. Clear purple-pink with a brief, sparkling, raspberry egg-white head. Woody cherry rises up from sourdough earth. Band-aids, mild funk. Sips yield smooth sourness. It’s all about the tease as hints of cherry appear early and mid-tongue with light sweetness around the mouth. Peppery vinegar provides pucker. Cherry pits. Tingle, more than carb. Later pours are hazy; fruitier. I expected more from my first fruit lambic but still soothing and satisfying. Wish I had some St. Andre.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2006
On tap at O’Brien’s. Pours a deep, blood red color with a quickly dissipating medium layer of bubbly pink head. Sour, funky, vinegary aromas of back cherries with a healthy dose of tannins. Light bodied, marvelously champagne-like, sour mouthfeel. Two distinct waves of flavor tickle my tongue in an intriguing fashion. The first wave satisfies my immediate craving for a tart, sour beer, starting out dry and woody. The second wave blows my hair back with the amazing complexity of the cherry flavor. Not overpowering, it creeps out from behind the tart mask and keeps building in intensity until the final smack, which is so convincing I feel as though I’m sucking the last remaining flesh off of the cherry pits. Very delicious - unbelievable balance between fruit and tart.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
(Bottle) Pours hazy blood red. Pink head. Aroma of sour acid. Wood and berries. Tastes extremely sour with some cherries. Fresh and sour so your hairs curl. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2006
Tried at Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 27/05/06. 2002 Vintage. Dark cherry red body, short head. Fairly balanced taste of sour cherries with some oak notes .


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