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

bottled
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RATINGS: 973   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fresh sour cherries (krieken) in two year old Lambiek. We use approximately 300 gr cherries for 1 liter Kriek. The second fermentation in the bottle is obtained through addition of a liqueur, made with beer and saccharose.
(Translated from the bottle by Martinus)

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (12721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle at tads. Pours deep ruby, nose is cherry, cinnamon, funky, oak, taste is similar, bretty, juicy, pretty tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (3346) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at Cantillon on November 12 during the brew day. Shared this 2013 sticker, 375 mL bottle with berntholer when we met up for a trade. The pour is a deep red color with a thick-ish pink head that falls down to a thin ring quickly, leaving a couple spots of lace. The aroma is dominated by juicy and fleshy cherry. There is a light raspberry kind of sweetness, almost like a jam happening. There is a light woody pit in there as well, but its amazing. The flavor is just as excellent. The cherry absolutely dominates with a touch of funk and a light pit addition. This is just so tart and lovely. The smoothness really blows me away. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a bright carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and tart cherry that lasts forever. I love it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Sample at the brewery museum after the tour. fresh sour and fruity finish, absolute fan.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lowenbrau (4070) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2016
75cl bottle @Irreale, Madrid. 13-04-2015.
Bottled 2012.
Pours reddish with nice pinkish head. Fast vanishing head, little to poor lacing. Sour, cherries, lactic, spicy and horseblanket nose. Light body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is really sour, cherries, some spicy, clove, cinnamon, lots of brett character, wet cellar, nutmeg. Lovely.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mariuspoenari (2555) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2017 375ml bottle at the brewery, 2013 sticker. Hazy ruby pour with a pink head. Tons of cherries, both macerated and fresh, cherry cores, almonds, roasted chestnuts, lambic funk, mineral components, all perfectly balanced. Light body, medium to high carbonation and a tart, refreshing finish.

2011 vintage, at the brewery - delicious, but slightly below the 2013 vintage. A bit more dry, more emphasis on the cherries as opposed to the almonds/chestnuts. 4.6/5

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjollnir (401) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2016
750mL bottle, vintage 2007 bottled 2009. Pours clear bright red with a subdued light pink head. Aroma of cherries, acid and a little funk with some esters. High tartness, while the cherries are still strong despite the age, some light medicinal flavours. Light body with a lingering tart and fruity finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2017 Słodki, owocowy aromat. Skrki i pestki wiśni. Migdały. Bretty. Wytrawne, wiśniowe, pięknie zbalansowane, eleganckie. Totalnie aksamitne.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (3534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle at Cantillon. Pours red color, pink head. Aroma of cherries, raspberries. Taste is sour, raspberries.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (2668) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours red with small pinky head. Aroma of great tart cherries mixed with al.ond and berries. In taste medium to high level of tartness, bit funky and very fruity. Medium body, bit oily, fizzy carbonated. Finish is cherry and tart, no vinegar at all. Fantastic kriek.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (8495) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2016
2013er bottle, 37.5cl. Funky sour nose. The Sourness is smooth, the cherries intense, not sweetish but very round and complex. The aftertaste is long, dark cherries, lots of fruitiness with not too sour body. Fantastic.


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