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

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RATINGS: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
2004 bottle shated by weeheavy. Wow nice sour aroma. Not a ton of fresh fruit but balenced smoorh throughout. Perfect.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (609) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2012 bottle. Tons of dirty funk on the nose with wet horse blanket, spoiled cherries, overripe bananas, mild leather, lactic acid, and a faint odor of damp dog hair. Amazing dark rose color with a fizzy pink head. The tartness grabs the tongue hard before a smooth, layered cherry and light vanilla blend pushes the funk aside. Moderately acidic flavor along with minor lemon and a pleasant dry finish. Soft mouthfeel. A real treat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (536) - GREECE - MAR 26, 2015
750ml bottle shared at Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Kostantinos. Pink-red color with pink head. Aroma is funky fruity, with intense barnyard notes in the beginning. After some time the aroma is only cherries and some wood. Sweet and light acidic-sour taste, funky tart cherries. Light thin to oily body with soft tp average carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (2580) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Sampled from a bottle (2012) provided by Galen at ChurchKey, thanks! Reddish color with light pink head. Aromas of vinegar, raspberry, tart fruit, cherries. Tastes of vinegar, raspberries and tart berries, cherries. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3568) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle from brewberry
fab minty, cherry stone, almond, tart cherries. Opaque deep crimson. Spritzy, fruity, light,drying citric notes, long fruity yet tart finish. Up there with mariage parfait as best kriek.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (285) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Pours a cherry red with a pinkish head which soon disappears.Aroma of barnyard, lemon with a slight hint of cherry. Tate is almost all cherries, tart and sweet. Full bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LapinMalin (11) - Nancy, FRANCE - FEB 18, 2015
Nez de cerise incroyable ! Belle acidité, avec une sensation moelleuse en bouche...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbouchy (13) - Thionville, FRANCE - FEB 17, 2015
Superbe nez puissant de cerise. Belle notes boisées. Bouche moelleuse, très acide et sèche. La cerise domine. La bois est également bien présent, très bel équilibre. On distingue également quelques notes toastées. Superbe longueur.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (634) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to bursprak! Pours blood red with a big, pink, short lasting head. Aroma of tart cherry, dry oak, vanilla, marzipan, slight cinnamon, balsamico. Very bitter cherry stones up front in the taste, "green almonds", sour, fruity cherries, deep dark cherry. Very good with a complex fruityness, high carbonation and a crisp body!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2015 Poured from the 2012 vintage into a taster glass showing a deep blush red and opaque with pink dainty foam. The nose is bursting with the bretty influence that Cantillon is famous for; some faint hints of dry cherries but mostly brett. The palate is light bodied and highly carbonated. The flavor is extremely and impossibly cherry fruit forward in all ways - aroma, flavors, finish, etc. Although tart, it’s not overwhelming, making it extremely palatable. Famed for being one of the beers you have to try before you die, one can easily see why.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (305) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 20, 2015
Ideal sustained Kriek. Acid and sweetness perfectly balanced, beautiful drink.


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