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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cantillon is the brewer of Belgium’s most authentic lambic. This kriek 100% lambic is blended lambic beer brewed with cherries.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2010 Bottle into snifter. (Thanks to Roger of Rich Os, who is the man!). This pours a deep rich ruby red very appealing tone. Its nose and flavor are funky with that tart sour (jolly rancher-like) traditional kriek flavor. Good stuff. {RE-RATE} "Bottled in 2008" Slightly hazy, beautiful head with lots of rising carbonation bubbles. A very little thin light pink head. The aroma is full of fresh sour cherries with a green apple and lemon acidity shining through and a bit of earthyness. The flavor is pretty dayum acidic from beginning through the end. Some of the cherry flavor has faded a bit, but its certainly still present. The acidity builds the green apple and lime tartness. Not much funk, just purely tart. Medium to light body with tingly carbonation. Overall: this is not the most complex lambic I have had, but it is beautiful looking, and smells and tastes very refreshing. Keeping this one at 3.9

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a cherry red with no head. Aromas of funky barnyard yeast, cherries, and......charbroiled meats? Flavors of wild yeast, cherry, fruit. Plate seems a bit thin, but what do I know? Overall a great drinking lambic.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Betty (236) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2009 Cant give it as much as the geuze for some reason. Tasted after tour of brewery. Very cherry but very dry which is great. These people really know what theyre doing. Re-rate - this is available at Plonk in Canberra!!! Wow. I want to die from this beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Not as good as the gueuze, but still quite a nice beer. Beautiful appearance. A little more tart than I would have preferred, but not bad. This beer poured ruby red and opaque, with head of tiny white bubbles contrasting the red body...gorgeous. Aroma was gueuze-like with some barnyard funk. Flavor was just slightly sweet, very tart, but not as fruity as I expected. Mouthfeel was clean but not crisp...lingers in the mouth and throat. Pretty good, but not as good as the Cantillon Gueuze. I had this at the Cantillon brewery in Anderlecht, in the Brussels suburbs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 22oz Red color pour with a light pink head. Very sour nose with cherries and some definite balsamic. Taste is acidic and tart cherry but is lacking the smooth round complexity of the Lou Pepe. This is a solid beer but its not near as good as the Lou pepe which is not as sour but has more depth and complexity. Still one of the best plain krieks out there.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Not a big big fan of sour brew but this was great. Bought mine from a local international shop it had been sitting at the top of their shelves for a while (almost 7 months) in the light. Im sure it lots some of its properties but was still good. Very sour tart. Cherrys other light fruit. Good brew. great color btw

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (2158) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Placid and plum-meat in color. Aroma is sharp and acetic with sulfuric notes of diesel exhaust. Taste is unbelievably tart, like a spoonful of citric acid with cherry skin and earthy brett. Call me a savage, but this just aint my bag. $10/12oz

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2008
Tried to share this ith a friend of mine who is into wine, he didnt care much for it and thouigh the cork had ruined the beer. It does have an extremly sour vinegar nose along with rubber and cherries. Tart and acidic flavor, with woody and cherry notes. Worked well with a zip in between a long evening with different beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oakbluff (444) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle-pours a realtively clear chierry red with no head or lacing. perhaps bottle has gone flat? Nose- vinegar, lemon, leather and faint whiff of cherries. Taste- quite acidic,, horse blanket and sour cherry. Earthy, woody, yet juicy and mouth puckering. Very refreshing and drinkable as all hell.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2416) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2008
750 ml bottle(2005 bottling imprinted on cork). Pours a slightly cloudy red color with a small pink head. The aroma is bold and funky with horse-blanket and county landfill. The flavor is sour, sour, sour; cherries and some wood. The mouthfeel is smooth and acidic. The finish is long with lingering acidity. Overall: This is not a sour for beginners--very potent, very tart.


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