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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: 1625   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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joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2009
funky cherry aroma but way to overpowering otaste of sourness I was really expecting a lot more from this may need to taste another bottle thanks mcbackus

3.6
Nik925 (800) - USA - FEB 10, 2009
Funky. Dry. Various levels of funk rolled up in this one. Has a slight band-aid aroma to it. Cherries are almost undetectable. The other wild yeast flavors are much more dominate than the underlying sourness.

3.7
KieferUGA (462) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2009
750 ml bottle. 2007 vintage. Clear, ruby color with a thin, bubbly white head. Aroma of vinegar and cherries. Flavor is really sour and tart. Some hints of cherries with a dash of oakiness. Finish is dry. Very nice.

3.9
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2009
UPDATED: APR 9, 2010 Bottle (2008). Pours a hazy pink with a small white head. Tart aroma of oak, cherry, coconut, vanilla and wood. The flavour is that same tart cherry, vanilla and oaky goodness. Beautifully balanced lambic with a lingering tart finish which is superb. Excellent.

4
GT (10017) - 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 (7930) - 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 (3292) - 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 (2356) - 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.


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