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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Bottle@Dr.Bills Poured red with diminishing head. Fruity aroma. Tart comes to mind, but also peach passion fruit, cherries, and lemon. Finishes dry.

BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2008
This was terrible. The aroma was of a cherry jolly rancher, look of watermellon Kool-Aid (no head), and taste was mouth puckering. Avoid this beer!!!

BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Thanks to Skyview for sharing this tasty treat. The dregs from the bottle, this poured a deep read with cloudy off-white sediment. Tart aroma with a little cherry peaking around the yeast and sour funk. Massive sourness with faint cherry undercurrents.

Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from John’s Market Place in Portland, Oregon. Pours a semi-hazy dirty pink brew with a fizzy pink-white head that quickly dissipates clean. Aroma of tart cherries, plenty of yeast funk, a touch of salt and aged brick cheese. Taste is tart cherry and sour lemon zest. Finish has a slight aged goat milk cheese character with tart cherries and yeast funk. Whoa! Most excellent!

riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Pours a nice vibrant red color with a thin pinkish head. Aroma of funky tart sour cherries. The flavor profile is made up of funky wild yeast combined with tart cherries and sour balsamic vinaigrette. This was mouth puckering, sour, and dry at the same time. I did not get very much sweetness from this one. Extremely acidic and sour, but pleasant at the same time. Basically the liquid version of a cherry Warhead sour candy.

reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 Couldn’t believe I’d not rated this before, what a great excuse to have another...
2006 Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours, pardon the pun, cherry red with a pinkish foam that settles to a thin lasting ring around the glass. Initially sweet maraschino cherry aroma but a quick swirl releases the yeast, barnyard funk and balsamic vinegar. Tart with a real cherry bite, some yeast and a slightly sweet yet sour Jolly Rancher note. Last pour with all the gunk gives it a little more balance and more of a lambic taste. Lovely long puckering cherry finish. Damn, now I’ve done the rating what’s my next excuse gonna be?

fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2008
On tap courtesy of Chris at Ebenezer’s. Delightful cherry red with swirls of head letting through just the right amount of light. Aroma and flavor match up with a perfect balance of sour cherry, tart cherry, and the typical funky cantillon gueuze background. Less sourness on this last front than most Cantillons, which for me actually took off a point in the overall rating, but definitely a luscious batch of their kriek. Dances on the tongue as any good lambic should. Tremendous.

mkgrenwel (621) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Big smark of sour cherries all over the mouth. The fruit has not been used to sweeten the beer. Other than that it is a relatively clean beer. A little earthy, but very little. Just thirst quenching and clean. If there is any carbonation left in the bottle, it’s barely there. I’m not finding any malt in there at all. I could almost be fooled into thinking this is a cherry wine. Tasty, but really lacking in any complexity.

DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2008
Bottled 16/10/06. Pours an amazing opaque magenta, initially with a hissing suggestion of a head. Carbonation quite lively for the style. Aroma saliva-making sourness and oak with a splash of vinegar. Assertively, puckeringly tart with plenty of lambic dankness, puddle, funk and wood. Cant really detect anything cherry-like. Seems to become more aggressively acidic towards the bottom of the glass, to the point where I’m not enjoying it. Tasty, but best served with a Gaviscon chaser.

NachlamSie (3523) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle split with Tronraner. Pours pretty red with a fast fading head. Ah, this is how a fruit beer should smell: cheese, earth, funk, with a reasonable cherry presence. Carbonation is low to none but the assertive sourness makes things lively on the palate. I enjoy the complex sour bouquet with hints of cloth, cheese, hay, and tart cherries. Very well done.

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