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

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RATINGS: 969   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle 75 cl, harvest 2001, bottled 2002. A few extra years of age seem to have done wonders for this brew. Gorgeous red hue. Aroma of typical Cantillon funk and gueuze sourness complemented perfectly by sour cherries that break through more and more. Flavor is more of the same, the best blend of the gueuze and the fruit I have had to date. The champagne-like lambic blend has neither been overrun by the cherries, nor is it so powerful that you may as well be drinking a straight gueuze. Absolutely dances on the tongue, I didnt want to ever swallow as it retained its flavors in my boiling mouth longer than I could have anticipated. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrefwoordPunk (1072) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle 75 cl, harvest 2004, bottled 2006. Pours a wonderfull clear red with a pink head, best looking beer ever. After opening the bottle I smell red wine, but after pooring this in my glass I smell the aroma of cherries and vinegar. The flavor has a perfect mix of sweetness and sourness but I also note hints of coconut I really dont like, where does that come from? The finish is nice mildly sour, a really good kriek!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2009 Pours deep red. Aroma is packed with cherries and has a mild sour tone. Flavor is nicely balanced between sour and sweet. Natural sour cherries and usual lambic notes. Good complexity but not as sharp as the plain Cantillon Kriek. Still - lovely!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
estoppel hooked me up with this, and what a treat. pours cherry red, with a pink head, and an unmistakably tart cherry aroma. Flavor was sour (but more so cherry tart) cherry. Did not get much in the way of oak as was advertised by the bottle. No matter. A new favorite.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle from the dick rider himself, smitty. Somehow he was able to get me a 2004 bottle for next to nothing. I think he did a little under the desk work, if you know what i mean. Pours out a bright red color with a pink head on it. Smells like cherries and oak / wood. (not surprising). Taste is sweet and has almost a weird spice to it, that goes away after your mouth gets used to it. Very smooth, and almost refreshing without being overly sour. Good stuff, Id like to have more.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle shared between my brother, mike, and I. Thanks Mike! Almost bought a bottle of this last week, but didnt end up getting it...now I will definitely buy one next time I am at the store. Poured a beautiful pinkish ruby red with an off white pinksih red head. The aroma was lots of funk, barnyard, and horseblanket...lots of it! not too much of the fruits that I expected to pick in the aroma, but they were there for sure in the flavor profile. Lots of dry fruitiness and tart sourness going on in the flavor. Some woodsy and earthy tones show through in the flavors as well. Really good fruit lambic that I enjoyed thoroughly. Good stuff!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2007
(Draught) Dark red colored, little vanishing white head. Rich wooden-cherry aroma with convenient dryness, berries and sourness. Fine aroma indeed. Medium bodied, still feels nicely thick and soft. Flavor is more sour with dominating wood in start, cherries come up in aftertaste with berry and safty tone. Aftertaste also turns to even more sour. Some lemony orange in aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (585) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Beautiful blood red with fizzy pink head and lush, full laces. Like most Cantillon offerings, the flavor is kind of consumed by a harsh lemon sourness that overpowers everything else. The cherries were wonderful though, mostly tart but full and fresh. Good and interesting, but I wouldnt buy it again considering the steep price.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - DEC 8, 2007
Bottiglia da 75cl condivisa al Duca; versa colore rosso porpora intenso con schiuma vivace ed evanescente come si addice ad un buon lambic. Aroma e sapore canonici nel migliore dei sensi possibili: una kriek allennesima potenza, la pi buona mai assaggiata.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
xmarcnolanx (931) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2009 2001 bottle shared with drmatt, smhncabot. Aroma is all sour cherry and funk that just assaults your senses. The sour dry, barnyard is so appealing. Jesus, this aroma used to repel me; what happened? Taste is super sour at first, just very unripe cherry and crazy yeast profile. The finish is slightly bitter, funky, and bright cherry- like you have the first bite of a sour cherry, but as you slowly chew it the cherry develops and matures into a ripe, well-rounded fruit. This beer is amazing. It looks like cranberry juice, tastes like sweet/sour cherry, barnyard, and smells very similar with a lot of cherry and funk. I could drink this all day. 959518 ----re-rate- 1999 Lou Pepe Pure Kriek consumed 1/24/2009 Aroma is dirty hay and rotten cherries; ah, lovely! Its like an earthy, cherry pie. Taste is lemony-tart cherry. Lots of acid and some small bit of sweetness brought on by the malt. Wow. 959418


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