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

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 Bottle at Brother Tuckers. Big cherry nose. What a fantastic surprise. Crisp and sweet with big cherry flavors. it’s the kinda beer you might only have one or two of because of the sweetness, but still rally good stuff. Can you say "PANTY DROPPER"?


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (849) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle 25cl. Clear deep red color, small frothy pinkish head, mostly lasting, fair lacing; aroma sweetsour, cherry syrup, candy sugar, jam; taste moderate sweet, light sour, cherry, sugary; medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, finish sweetsour; overall a refreshing fruit beer, less sweet than I expected, but also less sour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monacomelody (25) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2014
Am Anfang leicht süßlich mit schönem Sauerkirscharoma. Im Abgang leicht bitter - meiner Frau hat es gut gefallen, meins eher nicht. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6295) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
(Draught at Café Gollem, Amsterdam, 22 Aug 2014) Red colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity nose with cherries, bitter almond and red fruit. Fruity taste with notes of cherries, red fruit, bitter almond and a certain sweetness coming through. Medium body. Straightforward and fairly uncomplicated, but tasty with a fresh cherry character. Quite nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bromley61a (1) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
Bought previously as Tesco Finest..... The best Cherry Beer I’ve found so far, and I cannot take Bacchus !

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
375mL bottle, pours a nearly opaque pinkish dark red with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out sugary sweet cherries, but not cloying. Flavour is around the same, with sweetened cherries, but not too sweet nor cloying. Not complex or anything, but it’s an easy drinking sugary fruit beer. Nice commercial lambic, as far as they go.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
evannell (132) - - OCT 7, 2014
Draft. It’s totally not for me, but i can tell that’s one of the best fruit lambics i’ve had. Looks great in it’s own glass.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
Tasted as Saint-Louis Kriek Lambic (in the original 4.5% ABV version) and as Vieux Bruxelles Kriek Lambic (with 4% ABV), the alias under which it is sold in the Aldi supermarkets. Thin but more or less stable, moussy, off-pink head, colour very deep ruby red like a young bordeaux, clear. Strong and artificial, candy-like cherry sweetness dominates the nose, reminiscent of red, sticky candy and strongly sugared, industrial cherry jam, hints of liquorice, lemon, red apple, honey, lemonade and still some (very) vague, sweaty and funky lambic-like accents. Taste sweet and sugary, cherry candy and red fruit jam, but still ’bearable’ compared with the Premium version and actually reminding of actual, genuine cherry juice, tartness more from ascorbic acid than from lambic but in the finish, some faint woodiness is still present, though the dryness is mostly achieved by the ascorbic acid. Sugary and syrupy sweetness does stick to the teeth and throat and annoys me. Thinnish mouthfeel (low ABV usually implies low body) with soft carbonation. Not as lemonade-like as many of its congeners and in that sense not the worst ’sweet kriek’ I ever had, but the style will never fit my personal taste and this kind of oversugared fruit beers are still like liquid candy to me (which is exactly the intention, of course), whether it’s made from actual Zenne valley lambic or Western Flemish ’lambic’ like this one. If one considers only the latter, this is on a par with Jacobins Kriek (not the Max version) from Bockor, but perhaps a tad less sweet.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
oOJUXEOo (300) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pour is like cherry juice. Aroma is cherry. This sucked. Taste is too sweet for a lambic, and very cloying. Ugh.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (970) - SPAIN - SEP 12, 2014
Botella de 25 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color rubi. Sabor a cereza, ligeramente amargo.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hens (534) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
0.25L bottle. Clear dark red, small bubbles, small pink top. Overcooked cherry, caramel aroma. Cherry juice, raw apple juice, roasted fruits flavours. Nice soft, sweet and bitter finish. Cherry liqueur mouth feel.


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