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

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RATINGS: 891   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10182) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2004
1998 vintage, sampled 12/11/2004 - dark reddish colour, little foam, complex aroma of haye, vinegar, cherry and tobacco, slightly oily, enormous sourness, incredibly dry and sour finish. dusty and cherryish - yes, this is a Cantillon !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2004
Cherry red body, pink small head, virtually no lacing, fully diminishing. Dark (black) cherry aroma as weel as sweetness and sourness. Sour cherry and acidic flavors of soft complexity. Astringent mouthfeel (tart and sour), soft carbonation. Great beer. Sampled at MartinTís place with other RateBeerians for the "Montrealís Voyager Par Les Papillesí first tasting session".

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Bottle. Big old sour aroma. Cherry like color. White head. Very complex flavoring. Tart and sour for sure, pleasantly fruity.
2003 bottle consumed Dec. 07. Beautiful pinkish red color with a pink head. Wonderfully clear, translucent. Aroma seems strong on the barny side of things, not a ton of acid noted in nose, light cherry fruit. Light bodied, fair carbonation, perhaps fading with age. Lightly tart initially, somewhat less than what most Cantillon products seem to me. Light fruit, mousy/barny brett seems more dominant in taste also. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2004
Pours an opaque red color with a pink head. Dusty aroma of cherries. Flavor of cherries, itís also astringent and acid. Medium body, lively carbonation, powdery, dusty texture. Great stuff, smooth yet assertive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
2001. Sampled at marinaro500ís post-Thanksgiving gathering, provided by the host. My favorite lambic of the evening. Hazy red body with orangish highlights, thin off-white head. Sour funky and musty aroma with cherry skin and woody notes. Extremely sour cherries finish the woody, musty, balsamic vinegaresque body. The sourness is of that outstanding, biting nature that reminds me of all those Tearjerker and Crybaby gumballs back in the day. Heavy tartness with no let-up. Deeelish!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 23, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2004 99í vintage- Pours a dark reddish cloudy color. Aroma of "barnyard" yeast, and cherries. Flavor is sour sour cherries, citrus and hops. Palate is smooth and astringent. A very interesting brew, my first lambic. Thanks to Heemer for sharing this exceptional brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 í99 bottle. Cloudy red body under a fluffy light pink head. Sweet cherries in the aroma with some malty wheat notes. The strong sour notes hit me dead on as pungent corn silage. Big, intense sour cherry flavor - sliage with lemon rind, grapefruit and extra-strong corn silage. A dry finish with cherry skin notes rounds the beer out. Wonderful! Thanks go to Heemer for being generous enough to share this beer with us! í03 bottling thanks to Jason! Hazy dark red body, thin pink head. Barnyard (cow manure, wet hay) and sweet cherries in the aroma. Big big tartness (grapefruit rind, acetic acid) in the flavor with sweet cherry flesh afterwards. Still damn tasty!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2004
This bottle was a 1999 vintage purchased at Johnís Grocery in Iowa City. The cork was a little wet and I was worried at first. However, I doubt it made any difference. That is why they also cap these. This pours a bright red with a thin pink head. The aroma has many things going on. It has the normal horse blanket and dusty barn character. Also vinegar, cherries and maybe a hint of hay. Absolutely wondeful to smell. The taste is equally complex and not shy in any way. It has sour vinegar, cherries, dusty dry cobwebs and leather. Later, a little bit of sweetness begins to show. It also has some dry apple core. This is very challenging and interesting. While expensive, this was in no way a dissapointment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 vintage 1999 the aroma was not appealing and smelled reminiscent of a barnyard. The color was a deep red w/ a thin frothy head. the flavor was of a powerfully bitter and sour cherry.. it was very differnet and tought to enjoy but pretty good.. it reminded me of cherry sour balls from when I was young. The palate was smooth w/ hints of carbonation but very sour.. overall I think I could learn to enjoy something like this but it definatelly does not suit my current tastes. Smelled vinagar, heavy barnyard and sour cherries in this 01 vintage a dark red color w/ a small pink head and some nice lacing. Palate was hugly acidic and well carbonated, very tart. Flavor of tart cherries some earthy notes and a light wood. Smooht and better than I tried alst time.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Man, i really had my hopes up for this one after shelling out $25 for it! Deep red color. I really couldnít enjoy this beer. I am not denying that it is an incredible brew, but I guess I just donít like this type of beer. It basically tasted like liquid sweet tarts for me. If you like this type of beer, then by all means you need to get this. I certainly respect it, but canít enjoy it. Kinda pissed about spending that much on something I didnít really like.


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