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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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GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2016 [ Bottle ][ Tasting ][ 750mL ][ Free ][ Sierra Nevada Tulip Snifter ][ 3/27/14 ]
>> 2012 Vintage. Pours a full haze, glowing neon pink, low pink foam. Nose is super pithy, more like LP Kriek than normal Kriek from memory, with bright dark cherry, cherry pie. Taste is much better than memory with big cherry pie, restrained citric bite, no acetic, big lactic. Really spot on acid medley wise. 4.0

Bottle (2007). Pours a beautiful translucent rose with a small pink head that fizzles down quickly. Some spotty lacing. Aroma is apple cider vinegar, sour cherries, and I can’t tell much else. Taste is intensely sour even for a lambic. Loads of tart cherries. Watery mouthfeel. Finish is sour. Not my cup of tea but for lambic fans I’m sure this is excellent. 6/4/7/4/15=3.6 1/22/2009

Bottle (1996). Hazy peach pink pour with good foam. Intense and sweeter cherry pie nose, vanilla. Taste is quite lemony and slightly harsh, not as juicy, citric forward. Overall, interesting to try.

3.8
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2007 Bottle. Pours with a purple head over a hazy glowing red body. Ring stays for a while and leads to some good lacing. Aroma of cherry, vinegar, barnyard funk and sulfur. Taste is, wow, bracingly sour, tart as hell (and this is on the night of a Lambic tasting!). Light cherry in the far back of the taste with a bit of funk. Dry and puckering with lightish, lively carbonation.

4.4
m4rest88 (390) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Pours with a red hue with no head whatsoever! Aroma is of cherries, sour aroma, with lots of vinegar. The flavor is of sour cherries, and vinegar. This is by far the most sour beer I have ever tasted! Definitely my style! Medium mouthfeel, with light carbonation! A great Lambik!

3.9
hirigalzkar (3203) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2009
On tap @ Akkurat. Almost artifical (lemonade) red(pink-red) color. Smells vineager and cherry. Sour taste with some cherry sweetness. Well balanced.

4.1
illidurit (2345) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Cork says this was bottled in 07. Poured into a goblet. Dark strawberry-guava color with some haze. Very little head. Aroma is cherry pits and lemon drupelets. Flavor is searingly tart with tons of citric acid. The unripe lemon onslaught is only barely tempered by a hint of black cherry tartness. Some lactic character too. This makes Drie Fonteinen seem like Lindemanns. My salivary glands can’t keep up with the puckering dryness. Relatively drinkable.

2.2
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2008
On tap at Hop Leaf in Chicago. I drank this during a dinner with Graham, Tara and John during my first vacation. Cantillon Kriek is a cloudy red color with little / no head. The aroma is sour but intriguing and the flavor is bitter and sour with a vinnegar and nasty flavor. I did not enjoy drinking this lambic. However, it may be unfair for me to rate this as I do not like any sour of true lambic ales.

3.4
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2008
bottle 2006 vintage poured a cider like brown with a little white ring in the glass and no carbonation. aroma has sour cherry, tartness, and some mustiness. flavor is very dry and tart with a sharp acidic bite. really sour like a sour candy, so much so that it is hard to take in the cherry flavors. long sour acidic finish that just lingers on making the tongue water.

3.8
Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle: Hazy red colour. Aroma of fruits,citrus, sournes. Flavor is almost the same, thin to medium body, long fruity/citric fnish. Nice!

4.4
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Bottle. Beautiful red colour with a minimal pink head. Aroma and flavor: tart, massive sourness, lactic, cheese, minerals, and light cherry. Dry finish. Very tasty! Re-rated 090613.

3.9
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Slight white head and lacing. Nice tart cherry flavor. Finishes nice and dry, great to drink.


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