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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: 1616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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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4.7
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]åndverkerstuene. 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 (717) - 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.

4
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Cap and cork, 07 bottle. Soft, cloudy pinkish-red color with a thin white head. Cherries, heavy tart acidity, light woodiness. Sour and funky, tart, with a distinct meatiness despite all that. Champagne vinegar like finish. Intense and well flavored. Very good.

4.3
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bottle crushed with my brother in law in chicago. Pours a really gorgeous red with a small light head. Aroma is funky and sour. Cherries, earth, wet wood, grass, tart fruit, and vinegar. Flavor is sour has hell. I mean crazy sour. Funky, earthy cherry vinegar wtih bubbles. Damn this is sour. SOUR!

4.5
cheap (6088) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2011 Special thanks to cquiroga for this one. Opens nicely, no prob with the cork. Wool horse blanket and mild sweet farmy aroma. Darker hazey brown purplish but not maroon. First look is mouth watering. First taste is simply lovely. Delicious almost vinegar and sizzly cutting carbonation. Burns tongue! Brutal sour special prodding bite of a finish. Nicely done. No hint of alcohol! Why do they make any other beers but sour and lambic? This beer rocks!

3.9
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2009
Wonderful aroma of sweet cherries and sour vinegar. Pours crannberry-juice red with no head. Taste is cherries, sour green apples, and vinegar. Finish is dry, tart, and very acidic with a slight vegetal note. My stomach burns with every sip. This is not something that I could drink alot of, and I’ve got to drink it slowly. It’s still enjoyable though.

3.6
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Sampled at the brewery. Pours a thin white head and a ruby red color. Aroma is complex, and alcohol, sour, all with cherry backbone. Taste is not of this beer-world. A very complex and flat cherry wine, alcohol and sour notes. Very interesting, and strangely enjoyable


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