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

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RATINGS: 829   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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)


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2004 Rerate: (9-4-7-3-17=4.0) Cinammon, cherry, sour tart aroma. Bright red in the pour becomes murky brownish red. Fleeting solvent-like after-smell. Simple, straight forward cherry-cinammon-spice flavour. Fairly still, medium body. Bottle (green - shared with MartinT, mr_kimchee, Oakes and Rastacouere).
Original rating (8-3-8-5-17=4.1): Salty, sweaty, cherry aroma prickles the nostrils. Reddish brown with thin pink head that recedes to ring. Sour malt vinegar flavour. Tasty cherries are subdued but apparent. Effervescent body. Very enjoyable but I’m not sure I’d pop the bucks for it. Bottle (at rating session after TapNY festival - some debate as to whether this was a 1999 or 2001 vintage). Thanks, MaiBockAddict for providing this treasure.
Lucky enough to have this again Nov/2004... rated (8-4-9-4-17=4.2)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2004
01 Vintage. Thanks to Captcougar! Medium sized, light red head, fades fairly quickly leaving behind a thin pink ring on top of a hazy, dark red body. Sour, earthy nose. Musty and lightly fruity with nice cherry aroma. Light bodied, puckering. large sour cherry flavors. Medium acidity with a pleasent fruityness. Finish is bone dry. A seriously complex brew, real sour and acidic. One puckering sumbitch! I,m a learnin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 (2001 on the cork): A gorgeous tart lighthouse illuminating the palate with its sanative and refreshing lemony light...Saltiness from below perfumes the classy acidity and peace and quiet is achieved, rare for the usually opulent Cantillon...The only thing I would have preferred in this one is a stronger presence of the cherries...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (994) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2004
Cantillon through and through with the unforgettable earthy, must house character. Deep red, spritzy and cherry in the nose. Strongly sour, takes a few sips to adjust and then the complexity comes through with sour cherry beaming through. The wood character prevails in the dry finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2004
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Had it with EDA and Maibockaddict. Great beer. Fruit beer. Red in color. Fruity flavors. Sour "cherry" aroma. Not worth the money, too much. Very dry flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2004
Aroma of chlorine and sour cherries. Flavor is of cherries, mild oak, an a whole bunch of sourness. It is a bit to harsh in the sourness. The after taste is a wonderful cherry and oak blend.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2004
Co-rated with the guys at Tap NY. 1999 vintage. This was the definition of a red beer, and had a nice pink head. Sour "cherry" aroma, but I found the aroma hard to distinguish from other lambics in that for 25 bucks I do not seem to pick out my moneys worth of difference. And the flavor was dry, dry, and then when it finished, it was even drier, like grape skins. Now don't get me wrong, this is a good brew, but I wouldn't pay another 25 bucks for this one just to have as an afternoon sipping beer when I can be just as satisfied with a quality 7 dollar lambic such as the Curve Rene.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2004
(WCC2) (brewed '99, bottled '01) Raspberry red body withh pink-tinted medium head. Aroma is light sweet, sour, wood, barnyard, cherry. Taste is SOUR cherry. Light-medium body, with hint of syrup.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2004
Poured a dark pink color with a ring of white and pink head. Very funky, very fruity aroma. Super tart, and acidic, strong sour cherry taste, but dominated by tart flavors. Also acidic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3590) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2004
Bottle conditioned, bottled 2003. Deep purple pink, pinkish thin but lasting head and low fine condition. Intense cherry bitterness with a low woody tartness in the nose. Quite woody and earthy in the mouth, slightly oily and with a good balance of mashed cherries and lambic notes. Warming finish with slightly bitter cherry pithiness dominating. A little too much cherry and not enough lambic for my liking.


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