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


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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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2004
Red color with a pink head. The taste is a complex sour base with the fruity cherries flavours on top. Very nicely balanced and very very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2004
Vintage 2001. Deep red, with a pinkish head. A nice lambic where the fruit isnt getting too dominating. Really sour with cherry in both aroma and flavor. Very nice balance and with a nice palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Cherry aroma, cherries, barnyard aroma. Deep red body, with a pink head. Sour, sour,sour... marzipan flavor, cherries. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (10766) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2004 April 2004. Dated 2001. Cherry red beer with a rosé mousseux head. Lactic aroma with cherry gum drops in aroma. Very sour, salty notes stinging the mouth, with puckering effect. Very dry but ah so good. A big thanks for Dave, the Maibock Addict. An appropriate beer for number 600. 8-5-8-4-16 Nov. 28 2004 at MartinT. Funky cherry aroma with cherry skins. Extremely sour cherries yet pleasant in mouth, drying effect and calcium slats in finish. A mouth dryer. 8-5-9-5-17

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10597) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
Bottled 2001 vintage: Unclear red coloured. Has a serious red hed. Marzipan, cherries, subtle sourness in the aroma. The fruitsweetness balance the sourness perfect. Flavour is equally well balanced. A initial sourness is chalanged by a delicious cherrysweetness. Some tart and acidic notes. Is very dry and refreshing. Ends on a sweet fruitnote. This is what a fruitlambic is all about.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Magenta. Musty aroma of cherries and tartness...ofcourse! Like I have said before, I find it very redundant to describe the flavors of almost every lambic. This particular one had a much more pronounced fruit profile than the standard Cantillon Kriek but it lacked assertion, especially with its sourness. Quite dry on the finish. Still very good and this was certainly a pleasure to consume. I just wish that they could have blended an older lambic so the sourness would have been a little more pronounced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Rating #585
Thanks to my new boss Tom at Unique Beer for sharing this from his home tap system. I didn’t even know that this beer was kegged until I witnessed it myself!

Poured a foggy dark cherry red almost mahogany colored body and a fluffy pink head. The aroma and flavor are a pure dry tartness that resembles white grapes, basaltic vinegar, pressed pear, red apple, and mashed cherry. There is a deep crusty maltyness in every sniff and taste, with a light hint of burned sugar as well as a note of horse blanket and musty farmhouse hay. This beer is absolutely wonderful, utterly complex and showing it’s depth with every encounter! The only downside to this beer is what it did to my digestive tract! Lets just say that I spent a very long time sitting and reading the newspaper the next day!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2004
Bottle. The expected dry sourness of Cantillon is present from start to finish, the standard bradyardy stench and sour cherry is there. Got a slight fleshy cherry quality aswell as the sour skin. Also, funnily enough, got a touch of blood orange. This was quite dry, but the fleshy cherry flavour made it more bareable and very balanced, fantastic stuff!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harvey (40) - Milano, ITALY - SEP 14, 2004
Dated 1999, bottled in 2001. Bordeaux coloured, cloudy, wtih a thin and vanishing champagne-like pink head. A very good appearance, IMO. Fruity, cherries of course, and lemony aroma first, then leather hints. Robustly tart and very astringent, maybe the sourest of all the Cantillon’s beers I’ve tasted since now. Old barrel’s wood flavour, vinous. A great artisanal product, but too exclusive for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Great cherry aroma, tart and smooth. Light hops, fruity and refreshing. Dark red hazy, nice luster, with pink lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Starts very tart with great sour cherry flavor. High acidity, light hops. Finish keeps cherry flavor, spit inducing, with light astringency. After is light bitter, bit chalky. This was a 2001, and very smooth. I’d like to try this in about two-three more years.

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