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

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RATINGS: 947   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3019) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
2002 Vintage. Poured a burgundy color with a nice little pink head that subsided to only a ring after a few minutes. Lacing was almost absent. Carbonation bubbles were not in the body. Aroma was tart, vinegar, citrus/cherry. The flavor was full of lots of stuff, hay, vinegar, oak, citrus, light cherries, and definite tartness. Nothing sweet about this, although for Cantillon, not offensively tart. Body was full for the style. Mouthfeel was acidic. Very nice if you’re into these sorts of things, but it’s not something I’d go back and pay $24 for another bottle. This is only for the hard core at those prices.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
On draft at O’Briens - wow, how lucky am I to find it this way in the US!?! Arrived in a tulip glass, a beautiful cloudy dark cherry color with a small pinkish head that leaves spots of lacing. Aroma is dry, dry, dry, champagne, pie cherries, wet wool and a bit of funk. Tart, dry, puckering cherry flavor, with little to no residual sugar evident, oaky and sour finish. Medium body and fine, crisp carbonation. Truly a treat!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2006
Bottle. Clear red coloured with a light pink head. Light acidic aroma of berries and wood. Light acidic flavour of berries and wood.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sammy (10878) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
1999, mellow as expected. A reddish pink fruity along with pulp look, good amount of lace. The kriek raspberry more than cherry aroma is invigorating. Sour pucker and mellowed magnificiently. it is Natural cherry.Unimpeding carbonation.Surprisingly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 17, 2006
On tap@O’Brien’s: Color is a pinkish purple with a small pink head. Aroma is like tart burgandy wine. Flavor starts black cherry tart turning red wine vinegar like acidic and finishing kinda dry. Light bodied and watery with lively carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2006
bottle. red color. pink head. taste of cherry and vinegar. a bit sour. dry pallete.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours red in colour with a medium head. Medium dryness. Slightly sour and slightly moldy. Very nice. Maybe a very faint hint of cinnamon.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2006
2002 bottle. Pours red with a wavering light pink head. Smells of rasberries and typical barnyard elements. Taste is light and fluffy with a nice rasberry note throughout and a dry finish. Extreme over the top tartness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Draft at O’Brien’s. Kool-aid looking with minimal head. Aromas were very tart as expected. Cherry and even a bit of wood. Flavors were sour cherry. made me think of unsweeted pie filling. Very good and sour as expected. After the pucker, it goes down with a nice aftertaste. Very good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2006
The 750 ml bottle is either a 2001, like the sticker says, or a 2003 like the cork says, I’m not sure what to believe! Anyway, it pours a deep cherry red color w/ a short lived light pink colored head. Intial aromas of barnyard horse maneur and sour cherries that become more earthy and baked cherry pie like as it warms. A hint of oaky aroma and bready malt come through as well. Also some leathery and chloroseptic like phenolic and sourness. Flavor is definitely sour throughout. Some corked woodiness, in the long dry finish with some baked cherry pie flavors mid palate that faint into the dryness. Up front very sour, but it backs off a little bit shortly into the sip. Earthy flavors thrown in for good measure. Oddly enough, there is a touch of sugary sweetness at the very front. Aftertaste is woody cork and dry with a hint of sour cherries. Dry mouthfeel, very dry and puckering tannin like. Lighter medium body, lower carbonation. Not a big fan of sour beers, but this one’s not too bad as far as they go. I’m having a bit of a hard time getting past the corked woody flavor.


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