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

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RATINGS: 835   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)


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle as an EXTRA thanks to bobby 91w, thanks a bunch for this! Shared with some of the MN crew. Pour is a beautiful dark red pour, with an insane pink head. No lacing. Aroma is lots of jammy cherries, some tartness, a bit of funk. Taste is lemony tartness, lots of fruit, finishing with a great dry tartness. Not overly dry or tart or funky, but a very, very nice easy drinking beer. Thanks!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4222) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2014
This one poured a Ruby red color with a pinkish head. Aroma was of cherry cough drops, cinnamon, and mild funk. Flavor was similar, dark cherry skin cinnamon character with underlying barnyard funk. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1548) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 Reddish purple pour with a pinkish head. Aromas of slight earthiness, barnyard, big sour cherry. Taste is sour with a sweet syrupy finish of cherry. Medium thick mouthfeel. Medium carb.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1009) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd88. Poured light hazy red with pink head. Aroma of acidic citrus berry. Light carb med bod. Light sour quite acidic taste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bièregourmet (40) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2014
75cl Pours a hazy purple pink with fluffy dissipating pinkish white head that leaves very light lace. Aroma of funky yeasty awesome fruit, lactic hay. Taste follows, nice cherry flavor, wow. Bubbly and refreshing on the tongue, not overly sour. Amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SperkeleForce (516) - FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Draught at pikkulintu. Pours murky dark red with pink fluffy lacing head and a sour scent. First taste like an explosion of sour cherries also some marzipan, and perhaps some other berries also in taste. Nice rounded sweet and sour taste. Well balanced. Goes down really easy on this hot summer day.

- beerbasher

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erasmus_ro (1289) - Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Tap @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Pours a carmine red with a small, slightly pinkish head. Aroma is a lot of sour vinegar, cherry and berries. Taste follows along the same lines. Tart with vinegar and cherry as well as berries. Dry. Full with some carbonation. Just plain superb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3297) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Some people with a bottle and a sample for lil ol me: Pours opaque red with loose with head. Aroma is cherries, the funk, hints of vinegar, and wood. Taste is not as sour as I expected, but very tart and tangy. The cherries add very little in the way of sweetness, but compliment the sour aspects. Very pleasant mouthfeel. This was a 2011 bottle by the way.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Celest (126) - - JUN 1, 2014
Amazing gueuze lambic, very complex and full of different tastes, so enjoyable, very sour, grains, cereals, wild fruity and flowery notes. Almonds, krieks. Uauuuu

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2490) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014
Bottled. Pours amber iwth a small, pinkish head. Aroma of wood, vanilla notes, barnyard and sour cherries. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. An excellent Sour.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bruxellover (16) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Another wonderful Kriek from this brewery. Great use of different sour cherries, the fermentation turned out fantastic, with perfect palate. One of the most complex Krieks I have had, and real balanced to match.


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