Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Ingelmunster, Belgium


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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
For 6 months the flesh of the fresh sour cherries slowly digests in the Lambic. The intense flavour of cherries and light nuances of almond from the pits determine the flavour of this fruity delicacy.

Note: ABV from 4.5% to 4% at some point.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
22nd Febuary 2008. Hmmm. My rating is going to stick out like a sore thumb - I will try and set the scene. This was drunk at the end of a very long beer day including an evening in the Kulminator sampling old dark and often bitter beers. This beer was a real fresh breeze and blew me away with itís intense cherry. Itís sharp but doesnít induce a wince. Fruity but not cloying. The cherry is somewhere between fresh cherry and morello cherry. Loved it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnar (7516) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours cloear ruby with a small pink head. Aroma of sour cherries. Sweet taste of cherries and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9365) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Bottle from Cindireneís. Pours turbid ruby with fizzy off-pink head. Nose is tart cherry, earthy. Tastes of tart cherries, with a flavor that starts sweet and ends a bit tarter, and the last dregs arenít as sweet as the first half of the bottle. Went well with a few Hershey kisses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle @ RBESG 09 Shefield ...big deep red burgandy ... rich cherry nose ... sweet sweet very cherry ... rich and fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
25cl bottle. Pours a clear ruby colour with bubbly pink head. Aroma is cherry and a bit of tart. Flavour is fruity, too sweet, with a bit of bitterness in the finish. Sweet aftertaste. Medium body and medium-high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6503) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle from the back of the fridge thatís a year or two old. Drank side by side with Lindemanís. Cloudy dark red pour with a huge pink head. Sweet cherry aroma with a hint of tartness. Malty and sweet cherry flavor with some tartness in the finish. Lindemanís won this contest, but neither can touch Belgian Red.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Parket (581) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2009
bottle (vieux bruxelles) 25 cl, amber/dark red colour with pink head. Smell: cherries, sweetness and a bit unpleasant rust smell. Taste: far too sweet, cherries, a bit grainy and very boring. But for a beer from íthe aldií is it ok!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3506) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2009 Drank from a bottle in Amsterdam into a tulip. This is one of the better lambics Iíve had. color is dark red with a white head. It smells very fruity, mostly cherries. It tastes sweet, cherry is everywhere. with a very fine finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Sampled in Potsdamn. A pretty good Kriek but overall average compared to other Belgian styles. Still, bubbly and good solid flavors.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2009
Botle, 25 cl, bought in the Aldi with the name "Vieux Bruxelles Kriek Lambic". If this beer I bought in the Aldi is indeed the same as this St Louis Kriek (itís indeed from the same brewery), than itís a whole difference with his "big brother" St Louis Premium. The beer looks red, with a little pink head. The smell is clearly the one of cherries and sugar, but a bit ímuffyí, unfresh. And so it goes with the taste: cherries and sugar. Thereís nothing bad with the taste, but itís sweet, too sweet for me and after a while an unnice aftertaste comes hanging in your mouth a bit. The sweet afterstaste also keeps hanging in your mouth for a while. But in the end: give me the Premium, because itís much better.

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