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

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RATINGS: 839   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)


Grovlam's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, - NOV 2, 2013
75 cl. Bottle bought at Cantillon. Vintage 2004. Huge off-white frothy head that mostly lasted. Cloudy to muddy dark reddish color. Aroma of strong cherry, leather, almond, citrus, vinegar, sour sweet and woody notes. Over the palate came strong sour and wood like notes with cherry and some fruitiness. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sour with some counter sweetness. Lingering sour fruity finish. Seems more smooth with age. A lovely Lambic!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoePeesie (857) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2009 vintage Pours a beautiful deep red with a white head. Nose is acidic cherry, taste is puckeringly tart cherry. Not a sour guy, this didn’t change anything. Those around me who like the style seemed to enjoy it very much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1682) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Tap at gbbf. Pours ruby with a pink head. Aroma is wonderful - lightly sour with lemon, red berries, light custard, cherry... Light body, light carbonation. Lemon, light egg, cherry, raspberry, white wine, peach, apple... Lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Errl (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to mora..Pour is dark red with a thin whote head..Nose is cherry, oak, cherry skin, earth, berries, tary, sourness..Taste is tart, cherry juice, cherry skin,

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nische (675) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
Pours dark pink with low pink head Aromas are intense of bretta, cherries, red fruits Very nice sweet and sour taste from cherries, caramel, wild strawberries Nice and balanced palate ending nicely dry but still lightly sour

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - 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 (1575) - 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 (1057) - 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
bičregourmet (41) - 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 (535) - 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 (1309) - 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.


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