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

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RATINGS: 831   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cryptobard (281) - - SEP 29, 2011
From the bottle. Poured a perfect blood-red ruby color, with no head after a minute or so. Cherries, cherries, cherries. Also get some floral notes. Wonderful effect on the palate, causing puckering and mouth-watering but finishing dry. So well balanced.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SperkeleForce (500) - 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 (1263) - 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 (3255) - 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 (122) - - 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 (2445) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (245) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into sample glass (Kriek-off): Pours ruby red with a decent pink head. Aroma of cherry and funk. Taste is a little sweet, cherries, and some grape. Very tart, very pleasant. Medium body, dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (44) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle @ Quintessence and at home. My favorite among the LP’s. Intense cherry flavor with the bitter cherry seed, the skin and pulp. Not surprised to find lemon, almonds and barnyard funk. Tanins and bitterness that gives variety to the sourness when it comes to mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
shared bottle at the cantillon brewery. poured a nice poured a dark rube red colour with a pinkish head. cherry, tart, funky sourness, oak, nice sour cheries, some kind of earth tones, plums, red fruits, nice drie in the finish. the use of the cherries really makes this a complex beer. perfectly balanced. awesome mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (938) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
At quintessence. Red colour with pink head. Dust, fruity aroma. Sweet, cherry, fruity taste, also slightly sour. Medium body.


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