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

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common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bontus (697) - Flanders, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle ít Speelse Geweten. Pours fiery red with a pink white head. Aroma of syrup, cherries and poepegatjes. Flavor develops sourness but stays predominantly sweet and the finish is only mildly astringent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2009
750mL green glass cork-finished. Cork date 04-2007. Poured in Moinette chalace. Appearance: A white, very light but sudsy head, left no lacing. Color is mahogany to reddish brown. Fairly clear. Nose: The classic red cherry (Ludenís cough drops) of a sweeter-style kriek. Not a lot of woodiness or nuttiness here. Hard to get much other than the cherries. Palate: Light carbonation, moderately sweet, but the tartness creeps in on the finish. It is a sweet-tartness though, like a sour patch kid. Mouth-feel is nice, with a certain woody texture and some of the wheat comes across, mostly in texture, not as much in flavor. A lightly-toasted oak flavor is subtly present. When aggitated in the mouth, the finish is more classic kriek than "other" mass-produced examples. Notes: A half-step between the commercial and cloyingly sweet lambics (Lindemanís) and the traditional, sour labics (Cantillon). A better introduction to what Lambics are than Lindemanís and more user-friendly for those just starting into sour Belgian beers. Other Notes: We tried this beer, at the request of the regional rep, next to a bottle of Lindemanís Kriek. On the nose, the differences were subtle. The palate revealed the woody texture of St. Louis and the notes associated with oak-ageing, whereas the Lindemanís was cloying, round, and had a slick, soda like mouth-feel. The finish of the St. Louis was stronger and more complex than the Lindemanís. All in all, theyíre not hugely different (half-step), but the quality of the St. Louis is such that the money is better spent with it and the lesson of oak-ageing is more obvious. I still prefer the Cantillon style to both though.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
charlotte (4812) - rÝdovre, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2009
25 can.Reddish colour with small head.Sweet cherry aroma with thin body and slight watery mild with short finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Back to Back with the peche, with some spicy lentils in between. Bottle. Pours dark red with a tan head. Nose is like cherry cough syrup. Taste is very sweet, and cloying with some tartness. Overall I like this less than the peche.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2008
250 ml bottle. From Germany. 4%. Clear red colour with small head. Sweet cherry aroma. A bit too sweet flavour. Very cherry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12.7 oz bottle, dated 11/2008. Clear red with a pink head. Sweet and strong maraschino cherry nose. Flavor is much the same, just a hint of tartness. Again, why is this rated so low? I liked it a lot.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Aroma does not bode too well; cherry cough syrup is the only thing that comes to mind. Flavor is OK, though. No funk at all, just sweet cherry syrup flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit, well, syrupy.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - SEP 16, 2008
a cartoonish drink. pour pink colored with cream read head, it has fruity aroma of sourness with sweet flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
From a bottle poured a ruby color with a fair amount of head good cherry flavor alittle sweet with a lasting finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (5472) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2008
On tap. Red beer, pink head. Very sweet smell of cherries, just a little musty. Taste is very sweet, cherries, a little sourness/acidity in the finish. A bit too sweet for me.


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