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


on tap

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - APR 26, 2008
Bottle. Very fruity (cherries) and sweet. No head, dark red body. Light sweet start, then it gets light acidic, short duration. Light body, very dry texture, fizzy carbonation and a light astringent finish. Nice Kriek.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wyzzywyz22 (2032) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2008
Cafe, Amsterdam. Dark red colour. Saccharine cherry aroma. Very sweet taste coupled with a slightly sour finish. Average at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (5518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2008
250ml Bottle-Red in colour with claret. Cherry and almonds in the aroma with a hint of fruit cake. Sweet and bitter taste with cherries and he fruit cake element featuring again. Not too sweet and quite refreshing although the after taste is rather short lived. It reminds me a bit of a liquid mince pie!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beer4000 (4603) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2008
250ml bottle. Labeled as Vieux Bruxelles Kriek Lambik at 4% abv. Beautiful deep red body with a decent pink head. Aroma of artificial cherries and marzipan, not to bad actually. Flavor is sweet cherry, marzipan and almonds. I really prefer a kriek with a prude acid/brett flavor, but as a sweet candy version it’s almost OK for a few sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2008
(25 cl bottle) Labeled 4% ABV. From Aldi supermarket. As "Vieux Bruxelles Kriek Lambik". BB 06-2009. On March 21, 2008. Sweet cherry, cherry pips, almonds scent. Also almond paste and marzipan. Clear deep red color, pink head. Quite beautiful. Sweet cherry, acidic, lactic taste. Acidic aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2008
At Three cellars tasting (Thanks Shawn!!). This one had a strange odor I couldn’t quite pin down… not a very pleasant odor. Light red in appearance, semi-sweet and tart in drinking. I haven’t had too many Lambics, though this one is not one of the better ones, just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle, Kulminator (5%). Reddy-cerise with a thin off-white head. Nose is sweet cherry and glace with lingering sweetness. Mouth is sweet cherry and glace, icing sugar. Finishes long, spicy, sweet cherry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2008
330ml bottle. (Nousuvesi, Espoo) Bright orangy red, tiny head. Potent cherry aroma, a bit juicy, sweet and with a hint of almond too. Very powerful cherry taste, very sweet and sticky. As it fades, there’s an interesting malty lambic body (slight wood/vanilla or other soft feeling), though not as bretty as most lambics would be. Alas the cherry dominates after the first sip, so if you missed the malt first time, you’ll not get it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2008
draft- definite medicinal robotusin like flavors. a sweetness/tartness balance that was quite nice. Surprised by the very low ratings here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlord (215) - tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2008
on tap- Deep red color with no head. Sour cherry aroma. Big cherry flavor with some sourness and wine like tart/dryness to it. Medium mouth feel and properly carbonated. Dry finish leaves you wanting another.

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