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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1591   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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4.3
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2010 Bottle. Pours hazy red with a nice red-white head and a long lasting lacing. The aroma is dry and acidic with notes of grape, wood and cherries. Flavour is bitter grape and citrus, with a great dry and sour cherry note, ending in a late sweetening. Good stuff indeed !
2002 bottle - Getting smooth and caramelised, but still with a great grape, sour cherry and oak kick.

3.7
Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2009
375 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market Bowery in NYC. Bottling date 28 October 2008. Pours a hazy pale red color with a thin head. No retention and faint hints of lacing later on. Aroma of cherries, berries, citrus, earthy musty funk and melon. Taste is cherries, berries, citrus. Very tart. Medium bodied with vibrant carbonation.

4
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2009
The last of the Cantillon. I’m pretty sure this is the one with the suggestive label. I read somewhere the other day that these labels were banned in the US because some of them were innapropriate. Poured a bright red colour with some pink undertones. Decent sized head. On the nose there is lots of berry fruit again which made me think that there may be some tartness. Not quite though. Some grapefruit, and lots of strawberry. Not as sour but amazing carbonation. Little spritz and bubbles on the palate. Very nice! Courtesy of pfoxyjohn."

3.1
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle. Aroma is tart and somewhat woodsy. Red body, almost no head. Flavor is extremely tangy, acidic, though with a hint of cherry. Bracing, refreshing, very far from the usual stereotype of a "beer".

3.3
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2009 smells like grapefruit and meat, extremely sour, vinegary and no identifiable flavor- like the cherries were only used for color. Thanks goes to either Daknole, Oakes, or Beershine. 2003 bottle.

4.7
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2009
So not what I was expecting and was pleasantly surprised. Deep garnet pour with even a slightly reddish head! Big time cherry aroma with some sour notes. VERY tart with deep and dark cherry flavor. Not your normal cough syrup kriek. Great job guys! Made me a believer in krieks!!!

4.4
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2011 5/6/2009. Bottle. Pours hazy red, fizzy pink head. Aroma of red fruits, barnyard funk, hay, wood, spices, very vinous. Flavour is tart berries, cherry, sorrel, wood, dust, with a sour finish.Fizzy, a bit thin. Rerate 8/6/2011: [email protected] Slightly hazy ruby red with a massive, creamy, fizzy pink head. Nice amount of lace. The head stays put, too. Aroma is funky as hell, barnyard and dust. A ton of berry sourness invade my nostrils. Juicy and dusty at the same time. Odd. Light vanilla, as from oak. Almost a bit spicy, not sure though. A sip demolishes any hopes of keeping my saliva controlled. Rough acidity, but with a bunch of fruity juiciness and slight sweetness. Exhillarating. I can almost feel my teeth wither. Body is lively, but the carbonation isn’t fizzy or harsh in any way. Light bodied, but packed full of flavour. This is ridiculous, raw, uncompromising and incredible. No idea how I gave this a 3.6 the last time. Perhaps I wasn’t into sours back then.

4
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2009
12oz - 2004 on cork - Aroma is not very strong but defined. Cherry, yeast, barnyard and vinegar. Pours transparent garnet, bright with small bubbly white/pink head and good lacing. Flavor slaps the tongue awake with sour cherry and fades into a very yeasty finish. Palate is tart and creamy. Not sure how age effects the experience, but a very nice tart and drinkable kriek.

4
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2011 2006 Bottle. Pours a bright red an attractive thin pink head forming. Smells of vinegar and sour cherries. Has a very vinuous aroma to it. This beer is lightly sweet at first, but then the sour cherries become nicely noticeable. Finish is overwhelmingly sour and bitter while the tart cherries are prevalant throughout.

3.3
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours a nice cloudy cranberry color with a very small off-white head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, sour cherries, and boiled eggs. Flavor begins nicely with a tart cherry flavor but ends not so well with a pickled egg aftertaste. I wanted to like this one more than I did.


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