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Lambickx Kriek (Zenne Valley, Private Domain)

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Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Ichtegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lambic with Cherries added
Brewed: 2011
Bottled: 2013
Bottles produced: 9,867
Barrels: Oak and Chestnut
ABV: 6.5%

The first Kriek Lambic in our LAMBICKX line! Wonderful aroma of almonds, macaroon and cherry stones. Dry, elegant fruit palate. Lightly sparkling to still. Lambics are truly the "wines" of the beer world. Just as wines vary by season, soil, climate, and aging method, lambics (unlike any other type of beer) vary by season, brewery location, barrel size and wood type and length of aging.

With wines one talks of "gout du terroir" because the land (terroir) so influences a wine’s flavor. With lambics one must speak of "gout du tonneau" because each cask (tonneau) produces a lambic that matures and tastes different. Thanks to this variation, a lambic’s character comes not only from the base beer made by the brewer but from the casks selected and blended together. And because lambic is lightly sparkling, the flavors and nuances developed through the cask aging can be fully tasted and appreciated, like in gueuze, which is highly sparkling but much less complex.


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2545) - GERMANY - JUL 25, 2014
Big nose of fruit and cherry, a little medicine but in a good way. Luscious color - beautiful! Big full mouth that shoots a stinging sourness into all corners of the mouth. Wow

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2448) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Deep mahagony deep red color. Small pink laces on top. Deep sour cherry nose, very intense. Nice sour, but not overpowering sour cherry taste, medium tart peak, lingering ebbing down aftertaste. Builds up , nice one

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Red pour. Bottle from Greens in Atlanta. Quite tart, rich cherry flavor, sweet tarts, aspirin flavors. Great beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2386) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Blood red. Nose is amazing. Jammy and dry. Hung of shoe polish. This is great stuff. gonna grab a lot more of this!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
750 ml bottle purchased at France 44 in Minneapolis. The pour is mostly clear golden ruby with a smallish slightly off white head. The aroma is cherry fruit and skin, tart sour and bit of lemon citrus. The taste reflects the nose, with big cherry fruit, earthiness from the skin, the tart, the lemon acidic sour and a oak barrel in the finish. The palate is medium bodied, active fine carbonation and the bright fruit and funk in the finish. Tasty Kriek.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours ruddy mauve with a transient pink head. Aroma is sweet/tart cherry. Near medium body. Flavor is not too tart cooking cherry. Finishes on a tart cherry wood note.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6359) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours pours dark red with a disappearing pink head and a delicate cherry aroma. There is a n acidic cherry flavor with lots of carnation and an oak finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5195) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
750 ml bottle to tulip (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a translucent dark ruby with very light pink head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; tart and funky with a strong but pleasant cherry and oak presence. Tastes like it smells with a nice, tart mouthfeel. A great Kriek!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Dark ruby, large bubbled puffy strawberry head dies fast to white ring, oily cap. Tons of rubber in the nose, cherry flesh with light rubber and arsenic hints, a surprising cinnamon note. Juicy front palate is acidic, acetic and citric, tons of lemon and cherry juice with more of the surprising cinnamon and dough sweetness, faint plasticity mid with acetic growing in the sharp finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
> High level 3F style inky kriek

[ Bottle ][ 75cl ][ MrChopin @ Belmont Station OR ][ $25 ][ Duvel Green Tulip ][ 6/8/14 ]
>> Thank you Kevin. Pours clear inky purple, minimal foam. Nose is Belgian kriek, 3F or Girardin type, cough drop, Sucrets, anesthetic, flashes of dark cherry pie, cherry meat. Taste is salty, cinnamon, high acid, low viscosity, prickly bubbles, low acetic, big citric lemon, not as leathery or complete lactic as Cantillon, a bit too sour with no pithy cherry meat that really makes Cantillon LP Kriek the bar for all Kriek. Extreme citric makes this a lemon forward sour instead of cherry. Still, it isn’t too phenolic or band-aid heavy making this an upgrade to 3F’s krieks.

>!< salty, low acetic


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