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

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RATINGS: 893   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (383) - Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle share.... Thanks, Mar!!! Aroma is sour with some hints towards grape. Appearance is purple with pink foam. Taste is sour with grape undertones. Palate is sour as balls. Overall, a great beer. Wish I could have it all the time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (3828) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Cheesy, funky, toe jam raspberry nose. Cloudy rose, medium pink head. Intensely sour, less funky, but still feety, more fruity, oaky raspberry. Tannic., but lots of wild character.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UXO (207) - CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a crystal clear ruby red with a fat finger of pink head diminishing gradually to a thin skim and minimal lacing. Nose is tart cherries, apple cider vinegar, vinous oak and barnyard funk. Taste is tart berry (cherry and grape) with a perfect balance of sweet and sour, slight oak and funk on the finish. Mouth feel is light and lively, with a persistent prickly carbonation and a great dry finish. Wow. Even better than the Cantillon Kriek. The flavour is less intense, but more complex. Beautifully restrained tartness and wonderful fruity sweetness. Unlike the Kriek, I don’t get the impression of exuberant youth and the promise of future improvement; rather, it’s perfect just as it is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1280) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a dark red with a medium pink head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of fruits (white grapes?!), lemons, hay and light wet socks. Taste is dry and fruity, tart cherries is what I would have said but fine, merlot grapes. This is pretty subtle and not completely unlike the best oude krieks I’ve had. It is not too acid like most oude krieks, though. This is really classy. Body is light, carbonation medium-high. Mouthfeel is fortunately vinous. Finish offers some grapes and raw wheat. A great libation! P.S. Grape character gets more evident as it warms.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
milo91hd (107) - Lecce, ITALY - MAY 21, 2014
Bottiglia da 75 cl 2013, colore rosso rubino con una schiuma poco persistente, l’odore richiama subito vino e mosto, al sapore altrettanto insieme alle note di legno delle botti di fermentazione. Un capolavoro

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Nose is cherry, decent dry yeast, weak bitter almond, feel is watery, taste is decent mediumdry cherry, some urinal cakes,

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (207) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Cloudy ruby red, bloody red. Aroma of very young green apple, sour grapes, citrus and basket of cherries. Interesting flavours with soft cherry-plum aftertaste. One of my favorite Cantillons.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manker (47) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle @ Home. One of my favorites. Lots of dark berries, grapes jam and vinous oaky bitterness. The acidic sourness and Cantillon funk is as always present.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (957) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
Clear amber body with low frosty head. Aroma has cherry sourness with woody character, light wine oak notes too. Taste has high sweet sourness with woody after taste. Body is full, low carbonation. Pretty dry.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1364) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Corked and capped 750 ml from Tipples dated October 31, 2013. Pours a super bright almost neon purplish pink color with a massive fizzy pink head that recedes quickly. Lots of vinegar on the aroma, berries, vinous notes, and an interesting mint leaf that I get from Geueze and Faro sometimes. Really nice. The flavor is sweet berries and wine, vinegar, sourness, some dry oaky presence, and maybe even a little vanilla. The fruit doesn’t overpower here which is nice. Light bodied, spritzy carbonation, dry finish with some wine like warmth on the way down. Beautiful beer.


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