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


on tap

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RATINGS: 951   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5537) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
The Kilburn Gathering. 2002 bottle. Raspberry deep appearance. Woody aroma - some baby vomit and a pinch of prickly clean sourness. Head shakingly dry. Lingering cotton wool. Too dry for my palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 What a nice surprise! Lovely red color with a pink head that quickly fades. Pleasent cherry aroma. Very enjoyable tart sour cherry pie flavor. I mst have more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (9755) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2005
2001 Bottle. Red with pink tints and a head that soon disappears. Aromas are musty and sour cherries with wood and spices. Flavours are musty, woody and sour cherries with floral notes. There is some sweetness but not much, this is about acidicy but there are fruity notes. Tastes of the barnyard - wheat, mustiness and other agricultural detritus. That yeast really is magic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
2001 bottle purchased @ Premier. The more cantillon I have the more I fall in love with the brewery. Pale pinky red colour with a minimal white head. Great aroma and taset of wonderful sour cherries. A little bit of lambic funkiness to go along with it. I think I am converted completely to the sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2005
2001 Bottle. Opaque pinkish red color with thin pink head with pretty lacing. Sour cherry wheaty aroma. Strong sour cherry flavor. I donít like sweet lambics, but this old style pure lambic is pretty damn good. Itís hard for me to rate it against other beers, but itís a tasty drink so I have to rate it pretty high. However, I have to drop down the overall rating a bit because itís so damn expensive. Granted I didnít pay for it, but it cost my buddy $30.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JAN 17, 2005
cloudy pink color, pinkish off white head that goes quickly. nose is leather, sour, slight cherry. yeasty. flavor is sour, mostly dry, less cherry flavor. Big up to HopDog for cracking this late in a tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2005
1999: A wonderful lambic. The nose is fruity with the taste being sour almost like a good vinegar. Fruity on the palate as well as cherry is tasted in the finish along with an acidic bite. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2005
1999 Vintage. Poured a reddish color with a reddish/pinkish head. Fruity aromas and tastes. Sour cherries. Grapes. Tart. Acidic. Puckering. This was a very good lambic (the best Iíve had to date so far). Iíll have to get another bottle of this one

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2005
750ml 2001 bottle from beers of europe. Stunning bright red/purple colour. Medium dissipating head. Aroma of Cherry fruit and stone, lemons and apples on top of Cantillonís house aroma. Acidic fruit taste with Cherries lower in the mix than with the aroma. Long acidic finish. Gorgeous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Georgeous ruby red color with a big fizzy purple head that totally dissipates. Aroma is sour vinegar, wet wood, dust. and a slight hint of fruitiness. Flavor is sour, chalk, wheat, cherries with no sweetness, mouth puckering and very refreshing. Happy New Year!!!

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