Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Dworp, Belgium


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RATINGS: 804   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This is the result of blending black cherries lambic of different ages followed by a second fermentation in the bottle. Storage is similar like geuze. All bottles are champagne corked and can be reserved, in normal conditions, for more than thirty years. It is obvious that an amazing taste evolution takes place.

DavefromChicago's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2003
I was expecting less than I got here, not being a fan of sourpus, dry geueze and lambic. But this kriek is sweeter and more mellow than Cantillon, which for me is good. The brew pours a nice amber with a definite reddish hue. Very prett, with delicate carbonation and a good, fizzy head, that eventually diminishes. I smell woody, cheesy, cherries with maybe a dirty sock and a used band-aid thrown in. Lotsa cherry flavor, surprising maltiness and hints of mint and herbs. Though sweet, there is a distinctly, sour lambic squeeze of acidity about midway through and into the finish. This is a nice lambic for folks like me who get a stomachache thinking about Cantillon, and love Flanders sour red ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (479) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 25, 2015
750ml bottle from Etre Gourmet, Belgium. Pours a hazy red color with no head at all. Aromas of cherries and oak. Taste is really sour and intense. Cherries, leather, oak, red wine, rotten fruits. Hell yeah! Body is thin with no carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (275) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
APPEARANCE – burgundy in color, thin wispy head, no lacing. NOSE – very sour with notes of sweetness. FLAVOR – packs a power punch of sour on the first sip that immediately yields to the sweetness from the cherries. The amount of sourness varies throughout the glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (5501) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2015
* Toll intensives saures Kirscharoma. Sehr intensiv fruchtig mit einer tollen fruchtigen Kirschnote auf Pferdedecke. Intensiv-sauer. Toll!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
375ml bottle drunk in the park. Pours deep pinkish red with sour cherry aroma. Taste is massively tangy with super tart cherries. Extremely refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (156) - LATVIA - JUL 5, 2015
Strong aroma. Strong cherry also in taste. However, not sweet but rather sour. A bit bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1012) - LATVIA - JUL 5, 2015
Red hazy with small pink head. Nice cherry aroma. Rich sour cherry taste with almost no sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
berntholer (1391) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
pinkish head. rubyred colour. lots of aroma of cherries, cherrypits, bit of horsefunk, almonds. taste like aroma, nice sour sweet balance, long juicy finish with dry end. medium body and carbonation. yummy! bottle 75cl

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle split two ways. Pours hazy deep red with tiny pink lacings. Pretty acidic and complex, loads of cherries, cherry pits, almonds and marcipan. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1074) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Bouteille 375ml. Couleur rouge foncé presque opaque, mousse rosée fuyante. Arôme de cerise, noyau de cerise, vinaigre de vin acidité. Goût de cerise, boisé, levure sauvage, funky, bonne acidité. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2199) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Slightly hazy pink pour. Big funky cherry nose. Tart cherry dominates. Very nice!

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