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


on tap

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RATINGS: 939   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 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 (7117) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6481) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle, 2001 vintage - courtesy of the ever generous Joris Pattyn
Neon red, plentifull fine bubbles, nice pink head cover. Wooden, leathery, light metallic notes. Not too heavyhanded on the cherry, soda, almonds. Sparkly mouthfeel, light body. Medium dry exit.

   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.

   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 I’ve had. Very tasty.

   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 don’t think either of us succeeded.

   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 !

   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 didn’t 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.

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