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

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RATINGS: 962   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Karstenborg (862) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
Bottle at Brewery. Deep red with a small pink head. Aroma is cherries, yeast and sunshine :-). Taste is cherries, yeast and malt.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Guruhso (489) - Grindsted, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Bottle at brewery. Aroma of Cherry and yeast; Brett. Faint hops. The flavour is moderat sour. The body is light and the texture is juicy. Lively carbonation. So good and refreshing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (1363) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle at the brewery. Pours deep red, nice pink foam, flows slowly, quite viscous. Aroma has some fruit sweetness and cherries, a lot of cherries. Taste is a total cherry cake, sweet and sour, not so sweet actually. Cherries are coming out really pronounced, full of that fruity goodness, layered with tart background lambic flavours. I can totally understand why this has been rated as one of the best beers in Belgium, it is blowing my mind away.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidBe (71) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2016
Voor het eerst gedronken aan de brouwerij enkele weken geleden. Het bier zelf rook ontzettend goed maar de smaak vond ik veeleer plakkerig en kon mij eerlijk gezegd niet echt bekoren.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Atom (2236) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2016
750mL bottle 2012, pours a dark ruby/purple with a large pink head. Effervescent aroma, dry cherry juice, oak, crisp yeast. Wow that cherry pops, tart yet sweet, no doubt off cherries, like eating fresh cherries and drinking lou pepe gueuze, sour, yeast, with mellowing oak. By and far the best kriek/ fruit beer Ive ever had!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (430) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2016
2012 vintage 750ml bottle sent to me by _angst_ as a Secret Santa gift in 2014. Thanks a ton Alex! Finally cracked this bottle in the good company of friends. Pours a slightly hazy ruby color. Deep red hues along with a thin pink head that fades to a ring and leaves nice lace. Aromas of cherry skin and cherry pie filling waft out along with some notes of barnyard funk, wet basement and oak. Very inviting. Taste follows the nose, but I could not have been prepared for the massive cherry skin/cherry pie notes that accompanied this beer. Just loaded with fruit! The mouthfeel is a bit thicker than the regular Cantillon Kriek. And the signature funk has taken hold. Really nice tart note in there too. Not a puckering sour, but more of a tang. The oak gives some vanilla to couple with the cherry sweetness and leads into a semi-dry finish. Nice cherry tartness lingers for days. Pretty damn impressed by this beer and just a touch below the LP Framboise as my favorite Cantillon. Cheers!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (1074) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle at the Earth Eagle members night. Cheers, Alex! This was phenomenal -- the cherry flavor and aroma is overwhelming, giving it a jammy fruit taste, although its wonderfully balanced by the tartness and slight barnyard funk from the base lambic. World class beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (2490) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle at himmeriget 2012 sticker. Poures hazy Deep red with a tiny pink head. Aroma of tart, cherries, lots of funk, quite intense cherry, light cherry stones, very fruity, light cobweb. Taste is very fruity, ripe cherries, again lots of funk, quite sour. Very jammy fruity finish with a touch of funk. Waow!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rask0lnikov (954) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2016
750 ml bottle. 2013 edition. Ruby red colour. Really nice pink head. Cherries all the way in the aroma. Cherries, cherries, and avain cherries in the taste. So nice and deep mouthfeel of the cherries. Hints of cherry stones. Absolutely perfectly balanced. Best kriek in the world.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7210) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle shared at the RBWG hotel tasting
Cloudy pink, no head or lacing. Aroma of red berries. Flavors of cherries and tart
Good, smooth


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